Behold the Turducken of Oreos. For those who aren't familiar with the Turducken, it's a duck stuffed inside a chicken inside a turkey. This recipe is essentially Oreos inside Oreos stuffed inside Oreos (meta, I know). The cookies are blended into the ice cream base with large chunks mixed in. Then, the whole thing is stuffed inside an Oreo.
Crunchy and gooey!
Here are the Oreos soaking inside the ice cream base before they are blended in.
This recipe is dedicated to my boyfriend Zach. (What? You've never heard anyone dedicate an ice cream recipe before?) He is obsessed with Oreo ice cream, and for the past year he has been challenging me to make a batch that's better than that of his favorite ice cream shop in Houston. For his birthday, I finally relented. He swears it's the best he's ever had. Not that he's biased or anything...
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
6 egg yolks
16 oz. box Oreos
Combine milk, heavy cream, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. In a separate bowl, whip the egg yolks. Just before the cream and milk come to a simmer, gradually add about half of the liquid into the bowl of egg yolks, half a cup at a time, stirring continuously. Gradually pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan. Continue to stir until the liquid forms a thick custard that coats the back of a spoon. Pour the custard in a bowl to cool. Add in 2 cups of broken-up Oreo chunks. Let them soften up and then blend the whole thing with an electric hand mixer. (You can also use a blender, but beware that the custard is not too hot.) Cool the custard in the refrigerator overnight or using an ice bath. Once it is cold, pour it into the ice cream maker and church. Which the ice cream has reached the desired consistency, stir in 2-3 cups of Oreo chunks. Use the remaining Oreos in the box for ice cream sandwiches.
For cookie ice cream sandwiches:
Let your ice cream set in the freezer so it is a little harder. Twist apart the Oreos and scrape out the cream in the middle. Fill the cookies with ice cream using a small cookie scoop (or small spoon). Gently squeeze the sandwich together. Freeze or eat immediately!