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One of my goals for the summer is to make more homemade ice cream. My husband LOVES ice cream and he got a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker a few years ago, but sadly we really haven’t used it very much. Which is a shame, since this ice cream maker is so easy to use. Plus, it’s a lot of fun creating ice cream flavors that you might not find at your local grocery store. Like the Strawberry Cookies & Cream Ice Cream flavor that my six-year-old daughter created.
When I told my daughter that we would be making more of our own ice cream this summer. She was really excited to create an ice cream flavor that she had never eaten before. So she thought it would be yummy to combine two of her favorite ice cream flavors, Strawberry and Cookies & Cream. Which led us to make Strawberry Cookies & Cream ice cream for our first batch of homemade ice cream this summer.
The Strawberry Cookies & Cream ice cream is so delicious!!! I just had to share the recipe for how we made it using Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. If you have a different ice cream maker simple follow the directions for how to use your machine.
Strawberry Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
- 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Strawberries, hulled
- 3/4 Cup Whole Milk
- 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
- 1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 8 Cream Filled Chocolate Cookies like Oreo's or Newman's O's
Place ice cream freezer bowl in the freezer at least 24 hours before you start making ice cream.
Put the strawberries into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Pulse strawberries rough/finely chopped (depending on if you like bigger chunks or smaller pieces of strawberries in your ice cream).
In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed or whisk to combine milk, sugar, and salt until sugar is dissolved. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Stir in chopped strawberries with all juices. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
Place ice cream freezer bowl onto the ice cream maker base. Then attach paddle to the lid and insert it into the ice cream freezer bowl. Turn on ice cream maker and then pour the mixture into the ice cream freezer bowl. Allow churning for 15 minutes.
After ice cream has churned for 15 minutes. Add chilled cookies to the ice cream freezer bowl. Continue to churn for 5 minutes.
Turn off ice cream maker and you are ready to enjoy your ice cream. Or you can place ice cream in a freezer safe container and freeze for 1 to 2 hours to allow ice cream to further harden.