Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cocolate Mint Oreo Ice Cream

My most favorite dessert is ice cream and since no other dessert is more fitting than ice cream in the summer, I decided to get out my Kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment and give it a try once again. One of my most favorite ice cream flavors is cookies 'n' cream, which can be difficult since Nick does not like Oreos and because he prefers chocolate or mint chip ice cream. So when I found this recipe I thought it might work for both of us and it did... absolute perfection!


2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream, or whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup Mint Oreos, roughly chopped


Melt the unsweetened chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Gradually whisk in the cocoa and heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. (If the chocolate clumps or "seizes", don't worry - the milk will dissolve it). Whisk in the milk, a little at a time, and heat until blended. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and vanilla, and whisk to blend.

Pour the chocolate mixture into the cream mixture and blend. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1 to 3 hours, or even overnight.

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's directions. During the last 1-2 minutes of churning, add the chopped Oreos to mix into the ice cream. Remove from the ice cream maker and store in a freezer safe container. Freeze overnight to meld flavors and serve. Makes 1 quart. Enjoy!

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