Thursday, August 23, 2012

Birthday Cake Batter Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream

Birthday Cake Batter Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream
Another day... another ice cream recipe. Sadly, Summer is officially coming to a close. Yes, it's going to start to get cold, but with Autumn comes football games, Soup Sunday, movie nights & date nights, bonfires, pumpkin, apple cider, etc. So, in celebration of this hot weather, this will probably be one of the last ice cream recipes I make for a while... well, besides the occasional fall-themed custard. Anyway, I used to hate anything cake batter flavored, but suddenly it has intrigued me, and now I love it. At the beginning of the Summer, we actually make a cake batter ice cream that we just fell in love with. Well, when I saw the new Birthday Cake Oreo's at the grocery store, I need I just had to make a birthday cake flavored-cookies n' cream ice cream. It's a homemade birthday cake base, yep... you heard me right, no cake box mix here. And then it is filled with big ole' chunks of Birthday Cake Oreo's and lots of rainbow sprinkles. And why is it pink you ask? Well because I just felt like it. I mean, pink makes every thing better. But, feel free to discard the food dye and leave it plain... or you could dye it your favorite color. This ice cream is thick, smooth, and utterly creamy. And I put a whole bunch of Oreo's in there for good measure. Also, I personally like to wait a day or so before I eat the ice cream, so that the Oreo's soften a touch. But, that's really up to you!! Enjoy :)
That's one crazy concoction...
For the Cake Batter Cookies & Cream Ice Cream:
1 Stick of Unsalted Butter, Melted & Cooled Slightly
2 ½C Heavy Cream
½C Milk
6 Egg Yolks
1C Sugar
2T Dry Milk Powder & AP Flour, Sifted
½t Salt (heaping… or just a tad bit more to taste)
1 ½t Vanilla
¼t Almond Extract (scant… or a little less)
1T Vanilla Bean Rum (or any kind of infused booze, preferably clear)
25 Birthday Cake Oreos, Roughly Chopped
½C Rainbow Sprinkles
Any Food Coloring, Optional (I chose pink because it’s pretty)

1. For the Custard Base: In a saucepan, bring the cream and milk to a simmer. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, sifted dry milk powder & AP Flour, and salt until fluffy. Slowly whisk in the melted butter. Once combined, gradually and slowly into the simmering heavy cream-milk mixture. Pour this mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, until thickened (it should coat the back of a spoon). Strain the custard into a bowl that is placed into an ice bath. Stir in the vanilla extract, almond extract, and vanilla bean rum. Cool the custard base until completely chilled. If you are going to add in food coloring, this is the time. Whisk in as many drops of food coloring into the chilled custard base until you have reached your desired color. Once you have reached your desired color, pour this chilled custard base into the ice cream maker.   
2.  Once the mixture is chilled, freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Chop the Birthday Cake Oreos into small chunks. As soon as the mixture is done churning, transfer to a bowl or airtight container and stir in the chopped Oreos and the rainbow sprinkles (layer some chopped Oreos and sprinkles throughout). Store in the freezer until firm.  


  1. Um, you wouldn't mind overnighting me a bowl would you? I wish there was insta-ship. Man I love this!

    1. I agree, I think all of us fellow bloggers need to set up some type of mailing system, so that we can all taste each other's creations. Now that would be amazing :)


    2. I tried this over the weekend; Cookies-n-Cream is my boyfriends favorite. So what could be better then Cake Batter Cookies-n-Cream. This sweet treat was awesome! Thanks so much :)

    3. So glad to hear that!!