4 Ingredient Cookies And Cream Ice Cream Recipe

You won't believe how good homemade tastes!

4 Ingredient Cookies And Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Our ice cream maker is doing over-time now that the warm weather has arrived. This easy recipe for homemade cookies and cream ice cream will make you feel good about serving your family a frosty treat. I couldn't believe how great this tasted—as good as anything you'd find in the freezer section of the grocery store. Your kids will love the delicious ice cream they can help you make at home, and without any additives, preservatives, colour, or chemicals, this will become one of your favourites too!
I make ours in a Kitchenaid ice cream bowl, but any ice cream maker will do. It doesn't have to be fancy!
1 litre table cream (18%)
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
15 Oreo cookies
 In a large bowl whisk together the cream, sugar, and salt.
 Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and churn for 20 minutes (or as per instructions).
 Place the Oreos in a large resealable bag and break apart with a rolling pin into desired consistency. 
 Stir crushed cookies into the ice cream.
 Transfer ice cream into a resealable storage container and place in freezer until desired consistency.
If you want to kick it up a notch, try this yummy recipe for Cookie Dough Ice Cream!
Hero image adapted from an image by pamramsey [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Easy Homemade Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Life-changing goodness

Easy Homemade Cookie Dough Ice Cream

With the summer heat setting in, we're all about the cool treats these days. Unfortunately, my wife has a severe nut allergy, which means a lot of the store-bought stuff is off-limits. So, we've got our KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment out more often than not. There is no shortage of requests in this department either.

"Daddy, can you make bubble gum and jaw breaker ice cream?"

"Daddy, do you think we could make Doritos-flavoured ice cream?"

The more sane requests come from my wife who loves to send me Pinterest links like this dandy for ice cream flavoured as cookie dough. There are no cookie dough chunks in it—the actual ice cream is cookie dough-flavoured. Holy-scrumptiousness!
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
4 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
pinch of salt

 In a small saucepan, melt the butter until it’s a deep golden brown colour. Add the half and half and heat until scalding (not quite boiling).

 In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks until pale and fluffy. Take the half and half mixture off the heat, and add a little to the egg mixture while mixing. Add a little morejust over half of the hot mixture in totaland a healthy pinch of salt. Pour everything back into the sauce pan. Stir in the vanilla extract.

 Heat, stirring very often or constantly, until about 170ºF, or until it coats a metal spoon. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and chill.

 Once the mixture is chilled, whisk in the additional 1 1/2 cups of milk and add it to your ice cream maker. When it’s almost fully churned, add your chocolate chips. Freeze overnight.

Adapted from Take A Megabite
Once your ice cream is ready, serve it up in a cone, or skip the cone and try one of these 8 Things You Can Make With Ice Cream.

Top 6 Father's Day Grilling Gear And Gadgets!

This Father’s Day, Will You Be A Grill Gifter?

Top 6 Father's Day Grilling Gear And Gadgets!

It shouldn't be difficult to choose a gift for dad this Father's Day.

Like a lot of dads I'm happiest in front of my grill. I love cooking up food that I know my family is going to absolutely love. There is no better feeling than sitting down to dinner and watching my kids devour my latest grilled recipe du jour. Did you know that Father’s Day is one of the top five special occasions that Canadians choose to fire up the grill (44%), according to a new Weber Canadian GrillWatch™ survey? 

To make your life a little easier here are 6 sizzling gift ideas from Weber at various price points for the master griller in your life:

If you've ever tried Southern smoked meat of any kind you already know the magic of 'slow and low' cooking. Smoking meat can often take 4 to 8 hours but it's well worth the wait! The incredible aroma wafting from your backyard will have the neighbours clamoring to get a dinner invitation. The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker has always been a favourite among backyard smokers for it's ease of use — especially in keeping a stable temperature in all kinds of weather. The new 14.5" model is easy to transport if you want to take it on the road to the cottage, to the game to tailgate , or on picnics. Dad will flip for this beauty! 
Don't let dad get out of making the side dishes for your Father's Day barbecue. This two-in-one set includes a sauté pan and a vegetable pan. The sauté pan is designed to also act as a lid over the vegetable pan. The slotted pan surface allows smaller pieces of food to pick up some of that great smokey grilled flavour. I love making grilled peppers and onions in my grill pan to use in homemade fajitas. 
Does dad often find himself low on grill space when the whole family comes over? This inventive grill rack allows him to cook at three different height levels to expand his cooking capacity. This set features skewers but additional accessories such as a vegetable basket are available to expand the variety of food dad prepares on this nifty elevated grill rack!  
I always joke with my kids that I'm going to have one of my hands surgically replaced with a set of grill tongs... According to Weber tongs remain the #1 grilling accessory used by Canadians (81%) — but that doesn't mean dad can ever have enough. It's a gift you know he's absolutely going to use again and again. The finely pointed tips on this model provide precise control for lifting and turning delicate items like shrimp or scallops. They also feature a hands-free locking mechanism making them extremely convenient to operate.
Burgers, burgers, burgers. There is never any doubt that hamburgers are a Father's Day winner at the dinner table. This brand new cookbook written by best-selling author Jamie Purviance will make sure dad's burgers will never be bland. It features 160 recipes covering all things 'burger' including plenty of burger tips, tricks and grilling basics. 
Transferring large cuts of meat from the grill and shredding them has never been so easy or fun! Let dad release his inner bear while preparing shredded beef, chicken or pork sliders with these stainless steel pointed tines. He'll love showing off for the family with these easy-to-use shredders.
Do you want to put dad to work this Father's Day with some delicious grilled dinner ideas? Check out this Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce or this Argentinian Grilled Chicken