Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oreo cookie ice cream

When I first bought my ice cream maker last year, I made my very first homemade ice cream using a typical custard base with egg yolks. The ice cream tasted creamy and nice but my husband freaked out when he found out that he had consumed that much egg yolks.

"I want NO egg yolks in my ice cream!" He said. Since then, I have been doing lots of reading about ice cream to find the best way to make ice cream with no yolks but at the same time retaining the creaminess of this yummy dessert. I don't want to make a sorbet or sherbet and I don't want any icy grittiness in my ice cream texture.

I came across a couple options. One is to make a milk based ice cream using milk stabilizer but I can't purchase anything like this in Australia as the stabilizers are only sold for commercial or food industry use. I guess this limitation may be a good intention just in case that the stabilizer is over-consumed or misused. So, I have to cross out this option.

Another one is to use condensed milk! The current issue of BBC Australian GoodFood magazine (Jan/Feb 2011 issue), some ice cream recipes from Taste.com.au and also Ben and Jerry book used condensed milk with a combination of cream to create a fuss-free and less-guilty version of smooth and creamy ice cream and I really keen to give the condensed milk method a try...

Then, I have this debate about fat vs sugar content of this ice cream within myself. The disadvantage of using condensed milk is that the milk had a fixed sugar content and I can't reduce the amount of sugar or unless I reduce the ratio of condensed milk to cream. On the other hand, cream has higher fat content than condensed milk and by adding more cream, the ice cream will be higher in fat content. In the end, I've concluded using 1:2 ratio of condensed milk to cream for vanilla based ice cream and 1.5:2 ratio for chocolate based ice cream.

The result is FABULOUS!



Here's the recipe from Taste.com.au (with my modifcation in blue)

200g dark chocolate, chopped (I use 75g semi-sweet dark chocolate)
395g can sweetened condensed milk (about 300ml)
600ml thickened cream (I use 400ml)
220g packet plain chocolate biscuits, chopped  (I use 100g croasely chopped Oreo cookies and another 100g as topping when the ice cream is ready to serve)

1. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring with a metal spoon every 30 seconds, until smooth. Set aside for 5 minutes or until cool.
2.Using an electric mixer, beat milk and cream together for 3 to 5 minutes or until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in cooled chocolate. (I mix all except the cookies together and pour them into an ice cream maker.) Stir in biscuits. (I stir in Oreos when the ice cream hardens.) Spoon mixture into an 8 cup-capacity container. Freeze, covered, overnight or until firm. Serve. (I serve them with extra Oreo as toppings.)

Note: As this recipe is more for Oreo cookies based, I didn't want to add too much chocolate and cocoa powder to make it a rich chocolaty ice cream. 


Enjoy the treat.

36 comments:

  1. wow!!! this is really gorgeous! i want a cup please!

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  2. Looking at your delicious ice-cream photo makes me feel so cold lol, it's raining and the airconditioning is on full blast!

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  3. Seriously Oreo's are my favorite treat. No joke! My fav! I really appreciate all the research you did to give us an idea on which way we could go with homemade ice cream.

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  4. How I wish I have an ice-cream maker right now! haha... This looks awesome & I am salivating. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  5. wow!Oreo plus ice-cream!my favourite! Congrate on your success to make ice-cream without using
    egg-yolk.

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  6. Ooo...looks so good. Bet it taste very good too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. It's hard to say no to Oreo, can I have a cup please?

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  8. This sounds so easy and simple. I must make this for the kids, am sure they'll love it!

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  9. I'm salivating right now already. I'm a big fan of ice cream! but no ice cream maker at home =/

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  10. Omg,just droooling here, tempting icecream..

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  11. Oreo is definitely a great flavour for ice cream!

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  12. Sounds delicious ... I'm saving this one for some warmer weather.

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  13. zoe, yummy! really admire you for taking the effort for analysing the usage of the ingredients to come out with an eggless ice cream , kudos!!

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  14. Your ice-cream looks delicious! Yes, too much of egg yolk is really not good! I have a recipe for mango ice cream which is really delicious and creamy, without any egg yolks. It's in my blog, you might want to give it a try. I prefer making ice-creams without the egg yolks, less work to do! It's time for me to make a batch! Have a nice day!

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  15. I also don't like to make ice cream with so many yolks - we are watching our cholesterol... So recently I got the Lick It! vegan ice cream cookbook from amazon. I just got it a couple days ago though, and haven't made anything from it yet but I'll let you know how I like it. I did notice though, that many of the recipes use full fat coconut milk, which probably helps with the creaminess.

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  16. So delicious even if here it's winter!!!!

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  17. The result LOOKS fabulous! I wish I could taste it. (I also wish that it was warmer here.)

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  18. Although here the winter has shown us his teeth the last couple of weeks this ice cream is really tempting. I bought oreo cookies to make cheesecake. What a coincidence.

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  19. This looks so tempting.... I want some, please :-)

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  20. This is definitely my kind of ice cream! And just so happens I've got some oreos in the pantry!

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  21. That looks so good! I've never bought an ice cream maker, because I'm afraid I'd make it all the time!

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  22. Hi Zoe, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I've never been a big fan of Oreos but your ice cream looks amazing - and definitely worth all the trouble you went to!

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  23. This looks delicious and without egg yolks - even better! I'm saving this for when our weather turns warm again ;)

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  24. Making my mouth water...and I don't even like chocolate ice cream! This, though...this looks amazing! :o)

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  25. Can't help salivating just by looking at your pictures.

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  26. Wow wow wow, I am drooling over your ice-cream!

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  27. Your ice cream looks fantastic. And I think you did a great job.

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  28. Yum! I can understand your husband's reaction about eating that many egg yolks. It was like me eating 4 sugar cookies that my friend made and discovering that she used a lot of butter and a lot of oil, eeks! Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog. :) Also, this recipe is awesome, I can make the ice cream without an ice cream maker. So thanks for sharing it.

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  29. Anything involving ice cream and cookies are good in my page. Nice job!

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  30. Oreos and milk. It doesn't get better than that. Looks cold and luscious.

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  31. ooh!! I love oreo ice cream!! I can't wait to try your recipe. =)

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  32. Yum, I'm glad you worked out the ratios. I just got an ice cream maker and wasn't too thrilled about egg yolks either, so this sounds good to me. And Oreo ice cream is one of my absolute favorites.

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