How to Make Cookie Monster Ice Cream Your Kids Will Love

It's time to grab a spoon. You won't be able to get enough of this easy recipe for homemade ice cream!

I’m often of the opinion that brightly-colored foods look unappetizing. (Remember the Heinz EZ Squirt Blastin’ Green ketchup from 2003?) There are exceptions, though. Personally, I’m willing to budge on dessert!

Every time I go out for an ice cream cone, I’m always tempted by the colors of Superman, Blue Moon (Wisconsin’s signature flavor) and sherbet. If your kiddos crowd around the gallons of vibrant ice cream at the scoop shop, they’ll love this recipe for Cookie Monster ice cream. It’s a bright blue hue—and it’s full of your favorite cookies!

Cookie Monster Ice Cream Recipe

This dessert recipe, gathered from a post on Reddit, will be your next family favorite. Here’s what you’ll need!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 can (10 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • Blue food coloring
  • 10-12 mini Oreo cookies
  • 10-12 mini Chips Ahoy cookies

Directions

This recipe is as easy as it gets for homemade ice cream. Just follow the steps below from start to finish, and you’ll have a bowl of blue, cookie-filled ice cream—and a group of happy kids—in no time.

Step 1: Whip the cream

Add your two cups of whipping cream to the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on medium-low for up to 10 minutes, or until frothy peaks begin to form. Be careful not to overmix. If you’re using vanilla extract, add it here.

Step 2: Add a pop of color

In a separate bowl, combine your can of condensed milk with as many drops of blue food coloring as desired and mix until evenly combined.

Step 3: Combine your ingredients

Transfer your brightly colored condensed milk into the whipped cream bowl and stir just until the color is even. When you’re done, take a spatula and scoop your mixture into a metal loaf pan.

Step 4: Add your cookies

Take your cookies and place them in the ice cream mixture. Use a knife or spoon to push some down further into the mixture than the others, and try to get them spread out as evenly as possible. When you’re done, make sure to flatten the top of your mixture by spreading it evenly with the spatula.

Step 5: Freeze

Cover the pan tightly and pop it in the freezer overnight, or for at least six hours. Once it’s frozen, grab an ice cream scoop, spoons and bowls—it’s time to eat!

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Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.