Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chocolate Mint Oreo Ice Cream

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Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite chocolate combos, so you can imagine how I didn't hesitate picking up a package of Mint Oreos. As much as I could easily devour a package of Mint Oreos, I thought it would be even better to swirl them into rich, creamy chocolate ice cream. This Chocolate Mint Oreo Ice Cream gives the traditional cookies and cream ice cream a run for it's money!...


This is chocolate mint heaven in a bowl. Oreos filled with minty cream finds it's way in decadent chocolate ice cream that's been kissed with more mint. I used a chocolate ice cream recipe from Ben & Jerry's and substituted peppermint extract in place of vanilla extract. Having that mint flavor in the ice cream only enhanced the minty Oreos... delish!

Chocolate Mint Oreo Ice Cream
recipe adapted from Ben & Jerry's

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.

4 comments:

The Nifty Foodie said...

OMG I'm addicted to mint oreos! If I wasn't on a diet, I would totally have to make this! :)

Memória said...

What a fantastic idea!! Your ice cream looks amazing! I love the focus on this shot.

Joy said...

That looks so good. I love the combination of mint and chocolate. Now I want ice cream.

Kjell Crowe said...

Just made this tonight!
It was a hit with my whole family!

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