If you follow us on Twitter, you’ll see that I’ve been talking about ice cream non-stop the past couple weeks. Actually, if you follow any food-minded people on Twitter, you’ll see them talking about ice cream. Because it seems like everyone is talking about making their own ice cream lately. So far, I’ve seen about 35 recipes for ice cream, sorbet, etc. that I have to make… But before I got started, I needed an ice cream maker. I decided that instead of buying another appliance to keep on my shelf, I would simply get the KitchenAid attachment. And. I. Love. It.
When I saw the recipe for Mint Oreo Ice Cream on GrapeSugar’s blog, I decided to make it my first homemade ice cream. It is eggless, involves 7 ingredients, and sounded amazing. Then, right before I made it, I got the genius idea to videotape myself making it. Don’t laugh too hard; it was 90 bazillion degrees and I was just hanging out working before I randomly decided to do the video. Also, it was my first time editing a video… ever. I kind of feel like it’s going to be a new obsession. Anyway, watch and see how super easy making this ice cream was!!
Mint Oreo Ice Cream:
- 2 C heavy cream
- 2 C 1% milk (use 2% or whole if you want creamier ice cream)
- 1 C sugar
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 t peppermint extract (or mint)
- 4-6 drops green food coloring (if you want!)
- 1 C crushed Oreo (about 6-8 cookies)
I explain all the instructions in the video, but just briefly: Whisk togther the heavy cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, mint, and sal (and food coloring if you want it) t in a bowl (not the ice cream bowl… that should be in the freezer). Now pour the mixture into your ice cream bowl and follow your ice cream maker’s instructions.
I let mine run for 20 minutes, then I put the Oreos (ahem, chocolate sandwich cremes) in and continued until they were blended. Then, put the mixture in a different bowl and stick it in the freezer for probably at least 6 hours (I left mine in overnight).
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I hope you didn’t laugh at me too much. And I hope I didn’t ramble too much. Moral of the story is, if you have a KitchenAid stand mixer, you must buy the KitchenAid ice cream attachment and make this ice cream because it’s the easiest thing you’ll ever do. And when you sit there on your couch eating ice cream that you made yourself you’ll think “This is awesome, like I can’t even believe that this was so easy to make,” as I say so eloquently at the end of the video. You know, right before “Alright guys, we need to eat fast ‘cuz it’s melting.”
I took a couple photos of my final product, but not many because a) I’m really bad at multi-tasking and if I’m videotaping, I tend to forget the other camera, b) my sister and Adam were over for dinner and when I have guests, I’m really bad at taking photos of my food, and c) the ice cream was rapidly melting and there was no time for photos.
The ice cream was AMAZING. I could tell I used 1% milk (instead of something creamier) because it melted a bit fast in a watery way. But to be honest, the ice cream didn’t stick around quite long enough for that to matter. I just want to make pints of this at a time and eat one every night.
OK guys, now I need your ideas on what I should make next with my ice cream machine. Ice creams, sorbets, anything!! I have a feeling I’ll be using this at least once a week this summer!