Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chocolate Ice Cream with Mint Oreos

Chocolate Ice Cream + Mint Oreos
This could be your St. Patrick's Day Dessert!  :)  This is just a super easy chocolate ice cream base with chopped Mint Oreos stirred in.  There is no eggs or cooking involved in the chocolate ice cream; just whisking ingredients together.  Actually, the cocoa powder would not incoroporate, so I got out my immersion blender and used that- perfect.  This chocolate ice cream recipe is from my friend over at Buen Provecho

I would definitely make this again, but cut the cocoa powder down to 1/2 cup; 3/4 cup was just too rich and chocolatey for me.  (I don't even like any storebought chocolate ice cream.) 

PS:  Tomorrow is Pi Day; how will you celebrate?  ;)
Chocolate Ice Cream + Mint Oreos

Chocolate Ice Cream with Mint Oreos
adapted from Buen Provecho

3/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted (use only 1/2 cup for lighter choc. flavor)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
15-20 Mint Oreos, coarsley chopped

1.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars and salt.  Add the milk and, using a hand mixer on low speed or a whisk, beat to combine until the cocoa, sugars and salt are dissolved.  If not mixing well, use an immersion blender.  Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. 

2.  Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.  Remove from the machine into a freezer-safe container and fold in chopped Oreos as you do so.  Place in the freezer for a few hours.

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Sonya said...

Oh my..Im so envious that you can get mint oreos! this looks amazing :)

What a Dish! said...

They are kind of a "new-ish item" over here, lol! You could do regular oreos and add mint extract to the ice cream....

Sonya said...

Yeah that is waht I will have to do. I pinned this :D Im a sucker for all mint ice cream

LadyJayPee said...

Pi are not round. Pi 'r' squared. ☺

What a Dish! said...

Ja ja ja JPee! Good one! Dh enjoyed as well.