I love ice cream. If it weren’t for the fried carbohydrate, frosting-topped goodness we call donuts, ice cream could be my favorite food. I love ice cream in many flavors, but my all-time favorite is mint Oreo. I like it much better than its’ sister, mint chocolate chip, because I love getting a piece of soggy Oreo in my ice cream much more than I like a frozen chocolate chip chunk.
So, when we were having our Summer potluck a while back, I knew I wanted to bring homemade mint Oreo ice cream to share. And it was a HIT!!! This recipe really doesn’t call for any strange ingredients. In fact, I had everything I needed on hand! The only thing you’ll need is an ice cream maker, which is really a good investment anyway 🙂
This recipe is super versatile, so if you are like my husband and don’t love mint, you can just skip it and have plain Oreo ice cream. Or add chocolate or strawberries, or whatever flavor tickles your fancy.
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 drops green food coloring (optional)
10 Oreos, crushed
Mix your ingredients together (except Oreos) in your ice cream maker canister. Follow directions on your ice cream maker to freeze the ice cream. Generally, you layer ice and ice cream salt around the canister in the ice cream maker. Once the ice cream is almost frozen, add Oreos. And enjoy!
If you have a pot-luck dinner and need other recipes to share, try some of my favorites: