Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream + Happy Birthday William!

***I have had such a fabulous, awesome, and fun weekend...I am sad that it's almost over!  On Friday, my Uncle Hal, Aunt Julie and cousin William came into town for William's birthday.  I was so happy that I got to help celebrate his big day and even happier that I got to spend the whole weekend with them!  He turned the big 1-7, and I had just the perfect idea in mind for his cake.  A few weeks earlier, he mentioned that he had seen my cinnamon rolls on this blog, and that he really wanted to try some.  Well, what could be better than a birthday cake made entirely out of cinnamon rolls, then?!?

When I was younger, I remember going to Hal & Julie's house for dinner.  We would eat spaghetti, swim in their awesome jacuzzi and eat Cookies & Cream Ice Cream...


That ice cream... 

 Uncle Hal working his magic...

The whole gang...

I still remember how decadently perfect that ice cream always was.  It was creamy, sweet, and filled with crunchy pieces of Oreo cookies.  I seriously can't think of many things more delicious than homemade ice cream...especially THIS ice cream!  It just doesn't get much better than that, folks.  Those fun dinner nights at my aunt and uncle's house bring back so many happy memories...just like eating this dessert!  In fact, Brad has heard me brag about their Cookies & Cream Ice Cream for years, and he finally got to experience his own little bit of ice cream heaven last night....haha.

The recipe is simple and comes together in about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  I know it's been a little chilly outside, but we couldn't help ourselves this weekend...It was just too much fun.  Here are some more photos for you to drool over...

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 (12 oz.) cans evaporated milk
2 c. sugar
15-20 Oreo cookies
Approx. 3 c. milk

Mix together all ingredients EXCEPT cookies with hand mixer. Pour into ice cream freezer. Add additional milk if needed to reach the fill mark. Halfway through freezing process add Oreo cookies. Makes 1 gallon.

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