Homemade Churned Oreo Ice Cream

June 23, 2014


Nothing says summertime like getting the ice cream churn going with your favorite ice cream! Whether you’re cranking it by hand or letting the motor do all the work.

My family loves homemade, churned ice cream so we make it all the time. Our base recipe is vanilla and we go from there. You can then add Oreo Cookies, Butterfingers, Heath Bars, chocolate, mint or fruit, strawberries, peaches, cooked apples, blueberries, etc. We love adding the Oreo cookies for Cookies and Cream ice cream! It’s delicious, you just can’t go wrong with Oreo’s.


Pictured above is what the mix will look like before churning.

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream
2 – 14 ounce cans of sweetened condensed Milk
1 – quart half-and-half
1 – tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or two vanilla beans)
Add your favorite cookies, fruit, etc. 20+ cookies or three cups of fruit.
Yield is 2 1/2 quarts, about enough for one serving each for 6
For your churn you will also need:
Large bag of ice
Rock salt

The first few times I used Oreo cookies I added 20 cookies but my children said there wasn’t enough cookies so I now add a little more than a half a bag, family size bag I might add! I tried the mini-Oreo cookies but that did not seem to do as well as breaking the large cookies.

I put my churn can, paddle and lid in the freezer for a few hours to get good and cold. Then remove the churn can, leaving the paddle and lid in the freezer. In the can I combine all ingredients, except cookies, fruit, etc. this will be added later. Mix ingredients well. I then put the can with the mixture into the fridge overnight so that everything is very cold before I start the churn.


Churning is easy with an electric motor churn. I remember the days as a child when we did not have an electric ice cream maker and we took turns hand cranking the churn.


Mix is starting to thicken.

My churn takes about 10 to 12 minutes before the vanilla ice cream starts to get thick. Once this happens it is time to add your favorite cookies, candy or fruit! Add broken Oreo Cookies! ( or Butterfingers or Heath bars, etc. )


Add broken Oreo cookies! 

My electric mix will slow down and will stop when the ice cream is done.


Oreo Ice Cream!!! Yum!!

I remove the can, wipe down, remove the paddle and move it directly to the freezer.


Ice cream is really hard after being in the freezer for 2 hours, now it is time to eat!! Yea!! It’ so delicious.


We use plastic cups to make clean up easier! It’s time for seconds 🙂

What is your favorite ice cream? Do you churn ice cream?


Check out my handcrafted Ice Cream Scoop! These make nice gifts. If you would like me to custom make an ice cream scoop for you please let me know. I can also make the handle longer to help get to the bottom of your ice cream churn.

For more information, view more images or to order and Ice Cream Scoop, click SHOP NOW

Shop Now

Hot Fudge Cake

hot fudge cake and ice cream



39 thoughts on “Homemade Churned Oreo Ice Cream

  1. This takes me back to some fun days long ago. The last ice cream I made was using Cathy’s (words and herbs) lavender ice cream recipe and it is a treat. Your recipe looks great too!

    • me too, every time I make ice cream I think of the days with my parents and grandparent, some great memories! I saw Cathy’s recipe and plan to try it sometime but my kids wouldn’t have it. 🙂

      • my homemade is better 😉
        I bought South Carolina peaches at our fruit market and they were better than the Georgia batch —
        I’m going back to get more to make the ice cream 🙂
        Ina Garten Michael–Really???
        and to think, I knew you when 🙂

        • Good afternoon Julie, I picked up some SC peaches today and they are delicious! 🙂 Let me know how your ice cream turns out! I was contacted by Ina Garten assistant that she saw my site and wanted a board. I was shocked and was honored to make it for her 🙂

  2. Ha, my husband was just telling me about the way his mom used made ice cream in Georgia…and I think it must have look just like this! Looks delicious!

  3. That is such a good idea to add cookies to ice cream! I’ll have to try that! We like vanilla ice cream or any fruity combination… blueberries are one of my favourites! 😉

    • It sure is good, my wife and I love the Heath Bars a lot. When we do use Heath Bars we add it to the ice cream and then sprinkle more on top like they do at Dairy Queen for the Blizzards! 🙂

  4. Congrats on the board to Ina. We watch her show too. Frankly, the boys and I watch quite a bit of Food TV when I find the time. We have made ice cream a couple times this year. Cookies and cream is one of my favorites, though we haven’t made it yet. I haven’t made one with sweetened condensed milk either, may have to give to a try. My mom always talks about taking turns hand churning when she was younger, her favorite was peach. I am awaiting peaches any day now!

    • Good evening Gretchen, thank you so much, I was honored and very lucky to make it for Ina. I love watching her shows, even the reruns. Your kids would love this ice cream recipe, especially if they like Oreo’s! I love to make peach ice cream too but I am also waiting on the SC peaches. 🙂

  5. Michael, where did you get this ice cream machine? My mother in law used to have one but they they they got rid of it. Now that she has two grand kids {one is mine} she really wants one again. Thanks in advance! Also, what a great blog! Thanks for inviting me over! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s