(Last Updated On: November 30, 2022)
You can make this easy homemade Oreo ice cream recipe without using an ice cream machine. This is a super simple homemade ice cream recipe for you to follow and it is the best-tasting Oreo ice cream around!
All you have to do is whip up some heavy whipping cream, add two cans of sweetened condensed milk, and a touch of vanilla extract, then add 35 Oreo cookies broken into pieces. After freezing it overnight, it is ready to go and so amazing!
🍦 Key Ingredients
- 4 cups of heavy whipping cream
- 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces each)
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 35 Oreo cookies broken into pieces (you can add more or less if you prefer)
🍨 How to Make Oreo Ice Cream (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)
Step 1. Pour the Heavy Whipping Cream into a Large Bowl
Take 4 cups of cold heavy cream out of the refrigerator. Then, pour the cold heavy whipping cream into a large bowl or a stand mixer mixing bowl if you have one.
Step 2. Whip the Whipping Cream
Then, with an electric hand mixer, or a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream for 10 minutes or so, starting on low speed and increasing to high speed until it thickens and forms stiff peaks.
Step 3. Add the Sweetened Condensed Milk
Change the mixer speed to low and slowly pour 2 cans (14 ounces each) of sweetened condensed milk into the bowl together with the whipped cream.
Step 4. Mix Thoroughly
Keep the mixer on low speed and mix the sweetened condensed milk together with the whipped cream until creamy.
Step 5. Add the Vanilla Extract
Keep the mixer on low speed and slowly add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract together with the condensed milk and whipped cream. Mix thoroughly.
Step 6. Transfer to a Freezer-Safe Container
After mixing the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and heavy whipped cream, transfer it to a freezer-safe container or an ice cream container with a lid on it. Then put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, we will have semi-frozen ice cream. This will make it easier to mix the Oreo cookies in step 8.
Step 7. Break up the Oreo Cookies
In the meantime, in a medium bowl, break up 35 Oreo cookies into pieces. We like a lot of Oreo cookies in our ice cream, but you can use fewer if you prefer.
We broke our Oreo cookies into quarter-size pieces, but you can do crushed Oreos, bigger shapes, or smaller shapes, whatever your preference may be. You can put the cookies in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin over the bag to crush the cookies if you prefer to do so, but they taste pretty good when they are in bite-sized chunks.
Step 8. Add the Oreo Cookies to the Semi-Frozen Ice Cream
Take the semi-frozen ice cream out of the freezer. Then add the broken Oreo cookie pieces to the ice cream mixture. We used 35 cookies, but if you like lots of cookies in your ice cream, you can add more. And of course, if you want just a touch of Oreo cookies throughout the ice cream, you can use fewer than 35 cookies.
Step 9. Mix the Cookies with the Semi-frozen Ice Cream
With a spatula, thoroughly fold the pieces of Oreo cookies together with the semi-frozen ice cream. Since the ice cream is semi-frozen, some bigger chunks of cookies may settle at the bottom of the bowl. Be sure to check on that and give it an extra stir. After that, it is best to put the ice cream in the freezer overnight before serving it.
Tip: Cover the ice cream with a lid. Whatever you store your ice cream in, it will last longer in an airtight container.
🌟 Recipe Variations
Make some of your own ice cream recipes using this same ice cream base but switching out the Oreo cookies. These ideas can be lots of fun and very yummy tasting!
- Add some Butterfinger candy instead of Oreo cookies.
- Or use Oreo mint cookies. Sounds so good!
- Use Oreo white fudge covered cookies dipped in rich flavor white fudge.
- Or use up your kid’s leftover Halloween candy and make some Halloween candy ice cream. My grandchildren gladly share their candy when their mom makes this ice cream!
Most families don’t need to worry about this, but if you want your ice cream to keep its quality freshness and be safe to eat, you can leave ice cream that has not been opened yet in the freezer between 2 to 3 months at the most.
Ice cream that has already been opened can last even less time than that in the freezer, about 6 weeks. After that, or maybe even sooner than that, depending on your freezer, ice cream starts to lose its freshness, and icky things can start to grow on it. Always store ice cream in an airtight container with a lid on it, not plastic wrap.
Have you ever noticed little ice flakes or ice crystals (shards) forming on the ice cream after it has been in the freezer for a while? Yeah, me too! It not only looks strange but doesn’t taste good at all. So eat ice cream up within the safe time frame and all will be good.
Note: Even though ice cream can be kept in the freezer for the amount of time mentioned, it is best to eat the ice cream before that time not only for safety reasons, but for the best taste, texture, and quality we all enjoy!
Yes, ice cream left too long in the freezer can make you sick. Check for weird stuff growing on it. Also, check the texture and smell before eating it.
💡 Final Thoughts
The next time you have a craving for some ice cream, make your own instead of buying it at the grocery store. It’s fun and the kids can help add their favorite things to the recipe.
What’s important is you can pronounce all of the words in this homemade ice cream recipe. And there is no extra sugar added! With its creamy texture and delicious cookies in every bite, the taste is heavenly!
🥰 More Ice Cream Dessert Recipes You Will Love
We have some great recipes to share with you for birthday parties, holidays, and special occasions. Make homemade ice cream with Halloween candy during Halloween time, or a favorite ice cream flavor for your child’s birthday party such as a banana chocolate milkshake, or an Oreo milkshake.
- Halloween Candy Ice Cream – Make this amazing ice cream without an ice cream maker. This delicious recipe has leftover Halloween candy added to the ice cream. So good!
- Easy Banana Chocolate Milkshake – A perfect dessert for those hot 4th of July celebrations. Made with milk, vanilla bean ice cream, 2 sliced frozen bananas, cocoa powder, warm water, and sprinkles and whipped cream on top!
- Oreo Milkshake Recipe (Cookies and Cream) – This easy homemade Oreo cookie ice cream milkshake is so easy to make with vanilla ice cream, 1%, 2%, whole milk, or almond milk, 16 double stuffed Oreo cookies, or any chocolate sandwich cookies, and vanilla extract. A family favorite. So good!
- Homemade Chocolate Milkshake – Make a chocolate ice cream milkshake with whipped cream and sprinkles on top of the ice cream. Yum!
📄 Recipe Card
Oreo Ice Cream Recipe
- Hand mixer (or)
- Ice cream container optional
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces each)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 35 Oreo cookies (broken into pieces)
- Pour the heavy whipping cream into a large mixing bowl.
- With an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the cream for 10 minutes or so on low speed, then increase the speed to high until the cream thickens and forms stiff peaks.
- Then on low speed, slowly add the sweetened condensed milk. Mix thoroughly.
- Add the vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.
- Transfer to a freezer-safe container, then put the whipped cream into the freezer for 10 minutes to make semi-frozen ice cream.
- In the meantime, break up the pieces of Oreo cookies.
- After the 10 minutes are up, take the semi-frozen ice cream out of the freezer and fold the pieces of Oreo cookies in it thoroughly with a spatula. Make sure not too many cookies sink to the bottom of the bowl.
- Put the semi-frozen ice cream back into the freezer overnight. In the morning, you will have Oreo ice cream at its finest.
*️⃣ Recipe Notes
- You can change out the cookies in this recipe to your favorite add-ins.
- Always store ice cream in an airtight container.
A wife, a mother to a son and a daughter, and a grandmother to three granddaughters. Flo loves sharing recipes passed down from her own mother, her mother-in-law, and her grandmother as well as new recipes created with her daughter, Tamara Ray.
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