Now it may be freezing everywhere, including San Diego, but it is never too cold for ice cream in my opinion!
So I bet you can all guess what Giveaway #4 will be…an ice cream maker!!! Everyone needs one because homemade is cream is priceless. Homemade ice cream sandwiches are even better. Make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. Winner will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing.
Peppermint is a great flavor after a heavy meal. Especially one containing lots of garlic like most meals in my home do. Cookies and Cream ice cream is my favorite so naturally I added some crushed Oreos to the peppermint ice cream. This ice cream combined with the best Buttermilk Sugar Cookies is a match made in heaven!
- 1 ⅓ cups sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 cup crushed Oreos
- ½ cup crushed candy cane pieces
- 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 ¾ cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk or cream
- ½ cup crushed candy canes
Beat the egg yolks in a bowl until they turn a light lemon yellow color, about 3 or 4 minutes. Set aside.
Combine the whipping cream, milk and the remaining sugar in a heavy-bottom saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is hot.
Ladle about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, whisking constantly until well-blended and smooth.
Pour the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan and continue to cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to form a film or coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add peppermint extract.
Let the mixture cool to room temperature then freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
After churning the ice cream for about 2 minutes add the crushed Oreos and peppermint pieces. Continue to churn until thick and ice cream consistency.
Freeze in airtight container for at least 1 hour before serving.
In a bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and powder and salt, mix to combine.
Gradually add flour to butter/sugar and mix until just combined.
Add buttermilk or cream and mix again, until just combined.
Stir in candy cane pieces.
On a parchment lined baking sheet, roll out dough balls and space about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
Scoop out ice cream and sandwich between two cookies. Roll in extra candy cane or crushed oreos. Eat immediately, or wrap individually and freeze.
I LOVE peppermint ice cream and wish I had one of those ice cream sandwiches right now! I have lots of small kitchen gadgets but an ice cream maker is not one of them. I would definitely put it to good use.
vanilla! ...with pecans or walnuts.
I like chocolate chunk
I like Mint Chocolate Chip.
Liz @Life Made Sweet
I love these!!!! It’s definitely never too cold for delicious and festive ice cream cookies! These pictures are also fantastic!
Mint chocolate chip. Please and thank you for your give a way
double chocolate malted crunch is my favorite ice cream!
Neapolitan or Butter Pecan!
Butter Pecan in this house!
I like a classic Vanilla Bean (with the little black flecks in it)
Oooh...I love that vanilla bean too but my favorites got to be chocolate peanut butter!!!
Yum! Anything with peanut butter or mint chocolate chip.
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
Yes--ice cream is totally appropriate year-round, no matter what the weather! Love this giveaway--thanks for the chance! My fave ice cream flavor is mint chip.
Pistachio Almond is my favorite flavor.