11.03.2008

oatmeal cookie cinnamon ice cream

so, basically, it’s november and I’m blogging about ice cream. but this is no ordinary ice cream, sister. it's actually perfect fall ice cream. for example, don’t you make oatmeal cookies in the fall more than any other time? I do. don't you also love things with cinnamon in the fall more than any other time? I do. so, without further ado, I give you my version of the best ice cream on the planet:oatmeal cookie cinnamon ice cream

4 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
Pinch of Kosher salt
5 egg yolks
2 teaspoons freshly ground cinnamon
4 oatmeal cookies (need to be homemade and soft), crumbled

In a non-reactive saucepan, combine the half and half, sugar and salt over medium heat. Bring the cream to a boiling point and scald it. Remove from the heat.

Beat the egg yolks and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the half and half mixture, about ¼ cup at a time, to the beaten eggs, whisking in between each addition, until all is used. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and cool completely in an ice bath. Pour the mixture into the ice cream machine and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for churning time.

While the ice cream is churning, crumble the cookies into small bite-sized pieces. After the ice cream is thick and finished churning, gently add the pieces of cookies.

note: I also suspect that you could use your leftover gingersnaps in this recipe instead of oatmeal cookies and it would be fab. whoa, I might have to try this!

11 comments:

karis said...

Now that sounds just downright fabulous! My husband loves oatmeal raisin cookies and he loves ice cream. We'll have to see how he likes oatmeal cookie cinnamon ice cream!

Joy Anne said...

love it! anything oatmeal/cinnamon/ice cream can surely not be passed up. i found you via Michelle's blog, and love all things food. dinnerbysix.blogspot.com

Summer said...

hi!
i just stumbled on your blog today and LOVE it. ooh your recipes looks so good! i can't wait to try the lemon custard cake one. thanks for brightening my day!

M said...

hey remember when we made that when i came to AZ! it took us forever and we ended up eating it at like midnight or something!
p.s. going pro on the header!

Tricia said...

sounds amazing!

Jon & Heather said...

mmmm looks good. good thing i have an ice-cream maker otherwise i might have been p o'd. thanks for the goodness....

rookie cookie said...

Good heavens, I will be breaking out the ol' ice cream maker soon for sure! Looks awesome!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my!

This looks fantastic, Lizzy! Thank you for sharing. I'm looking forward to making it. I'm sure it won't survive long.

sara said...

WHA....

THIS I HAVE TO TRY. Haven't made ice cream in forever. Looks divine. But I pretty much can eat a whole batch of oatmeal cookies by myself, so I will try to save 4.

(thanks for emailing me back about recovering chairs...NO WORRIES!)

keely steger said...

oh. my. what a perfect excuse to go buy an ice cream maker! my husband would swoon!

Kim said...

I made this ice cream last night and your pork a few weeks ago for some of my husband's med school friends. Both recipes have been delicious! Thanks! (I found you from CJane)