When I lived in Boston, I loved loved loved J.P. Licks, and I especially loved their Coffee Oreo flavor. It’s like the love child of my two favorite supermarket flavors &mdash Cookies & Cream and Coffee. I would even journey for it on frigid winter nights in Newton, walking back with a small cone held in between my mittened hands. So when someone gave me an ice cream maker for my bridal shower, the first flavor I had to make was Coffee Oreo.
Making ice cream is so much simpler than I thought. I just heated some milk, cream and sugar with some instant espresso. Then I cooled that, threw it in the ice cream maker, and folded in some crumbled Oreos when it was done churning.
After the Coffee Oreo, I also made some carmelized pineapple sorbet because one cannot have ice cream everyday if one is to fit into her wedding dress in 31 days. The sorbet was delicious, but not so pretty, so no pictures. So many flavors, so little time…
recipe after jump
1 pint cream
1 pint whole milk
1.5 tbsp. instant espresso
1 cup sugar
1 cup crumbled Oreos
- Place the milk, cream, sugar and coffee into a saucepan and heat to 170°.
- Let the mixture cool completely in the fridge.
- Place the ice cream batter into the ice cream maker for about 10-15 minutes, then remove to a bowl and fold in the crumbled Oreos.
- Freeze for about 2 hours before serving.