I love Oreos. Eaten whole, munched in half, deconstructed with the filling scooped off and of course dipped in tea. What do you mean you have never dipped in tea??? Or coffee or hot chocolate. They are very dunkable I assure you.
I like the original ones and the new flavoured ones especially the peanut butter and the mint. In fact I love anything with a chocolatey mint flavour, my favourite ice cream flavour of all time is mint choc chip with cookies n cream coming up as a close second.
What do we know about Oreos?
I remember when I was younger thinking that these biscuits or cookies were so incredibly cool, you would see them on American tv shows and films and it was one of the American treats I always wanted to try. When they landed in the UK finally I was excited and they of course did not disappoint and now they are a regular in my biscuit barrel.
Oreos were created in 1908, trademarked in 1912 and first sold to a grocery store in New Jersey. They have had many limited edition flavour runs over the years, most of which I believe were only available in the US and include beauties such as caramel apple, red velvet and one I would have loved to try – the lemon twist!
When I was asked which of the flavours available in the UK I thought I was most like I was unsure – because the Oreo flavours have characteristics don’t you know?
Choc’o Brownie flavour Oreo – smooth
Mint flavour Oreo – cool
Peanut Butter flavour Oreo – nutty
Strawberry Cheesecake flavour Oreo – fruity
Nutty? Possibly. Smooth? Definitely not. Cool? Well I like to think so, which of course means I really am not but my 6 year old tells me I am cool ALL the time so I am going to believe in her and my love of the chocolate mint dreamy flavour and go with that.
There are a million different recipes for Oreo creations on Pinterest and all over some of the best food blogs but I immediately knew what I would make. Oreo Mint Choc Chip ice cream with big chunks of Mint Oreos in.
Now you can do this the easy way or the slightly more difficult way. If you enjoy making ice cream and have an ice cream maker at home follow my full recipe below BUT you could also buy a tub of good quality vanilla ice cream, add some peppermint extract (2 tsp per 1 ltd tub) and blend well before hand churning your broken Oreo bits in. It makes it look like you have made an effort with a dessert but really it takes all of five minutes.
Oreo Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream
You will need:
420ml Double cream
5 Egg Yolks
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp Peppermint extract
1/2 pack of Oreo Mint cookies
50g chocolate chips
Whisk your egg yolks with half the sugar and set aside. Mix your milk, cream, extract and half your sugar together until you bring it to the boil. Now leave to steep for 30 minutes before returning to the heat, once you get to a simmer add 1 cup of the cream mixture to your egg/sugar mix. Whisk together quickly, add another cup or two until your egg mixture is warm and pour the eggs into the pan. Leave on the heat until you get to 75c and then remove and cool quickly in an ice bath ( I use my kitchen sink filled with cool packs and water ). Once cooled follow your ice cream maker instructions and churn. Once churned pour into a freezable tub, add your chips and broken Oreo pieces..be sure to add the Oreo dust in, it is the best part after all. Freeze overnight.
Serve with an Oreo on top of your scoop and perhaps even a squirt of light whipped cream.
- This post was commissioned by Oreo and I have been compensated for my time.