This recipe for homemade ice cream is pretty straightforward: cream, eggs and a crap ton of freezing, stirring and repeating. The best part? You can completely customize your flavor – whether you choose to go the fruit route or hurl #stacksonstacks of Oreos into your mixture is completely up to you.

Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream

  • Prep Time:40 minutes
  • Cook Time:4-5 hours (in freezer)
  • Total Time:5 hours
  • Servings:1 quart
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    Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8-10 crushed Oreos

Step 1

Combine the milk, cream, sugar and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently for about 10 minutes or until it just begins to bubble around the edges (don’t let it boil). Turn off the heat.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, beat the yolk. Add half of the heated milk mixture while constantly whisking the yolk.

Step 3

Pour the yolk mixture back into the saucepan and continue to stir. Turn the heat back to medium and whisk the mixture until it thickens.

Step 4

Transfer mixture to an ice bath (which is a small bowl inside of a larger bowl filled with ice water) and let it sit in the fridge for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, transfer to a freezer-safe bowl and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from freezer, stir mixture rapidly with a whisk (or use an electric mixer) to break up the partially frozen ice cream, and then return to freezer. Repeat 4-5 times until the mixture is thick and creamy.

Step 6

Once the mixture has frozen and thickened, pour it into an air-tight container, stopping to add in layers of Oreos.

Step 7

Freeze for about 3-4 hours or overnight.

Strawberry Ice Cream

  • Prep Time:40 minutes
  • Cook Time:4-5 hours (in freezer)
  • Total Time:5 hours
  • Servings:1 quart
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    Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cup strawberries

Step 1

Wash, trim and slice strawberries; puree half, and leave the other half sliced. Set aside.

Step 2

Follow steps 1-3 above, leaving out the vanilla extract.

Step 3

Combine mixture and strawberry puree in an ice bath. Place in fridge for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Dice the remaining un-pureed strawberries.

Step 5

Repeat steps 5-8 above, substituting the diced strawberries for the Oreos.

Coffee Oreo Ice Cream

  • Prep Time:40 minutes
  • Cook Time:4-5 hours (in freezer)
  • Total Time:5 hours
  • Servings:1 quart
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    Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup dark roast coffee
  • 8-10 oreos

Step 1

Heat whole milk on medium-low heat until just before it simmers. Add coffee grounds and turn heat to low. Steep coffee for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and steep for 10 more minutes.

Step 2

Strain mixture through a cheesecloth and return to saucepan with heat on medium.

Step 3

Add in the sugar, cream and skim milk, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Follow steps 2-8 from original recipe.

Step 5

Freeze for about 3-4 hours or overnight.