Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dairy Queen Mint Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Clone



         With the hotter weather we've been having I wanted to whip up a nice cold refreshing dessert for us to enjoy. Ice cream naturally came to mind and then we started chatting about how we missed piling into the car and heading to Dairy Queen  to pick out our favorite blizzard flavor. I had everything on hand to make the basic clone recipe for the vanilla ice cream and simply subbed the vanilla for peppermint extract and added in crushed oreos. You can use a few drops of green food coloring if you want that green mint look, but I decided to go au naturale. I was also able to cut the sugar down to 1/2 cup and it was still plenty sweet.

2 more weeks and my kids are back in school! It's been a quick 6 week summer vacation filled with a week vacation,biking,hanging out and spending alot of family time together. Love these moments!

Dairy Queen Mint Oreo Ice Cream Clone

1 envelope Unflavored Gelatin
1/4 cup Cold Water
1 cup Milk
1/2-1 cup Sugar..1/2 was still plenty sweet for us
1/2 tsp. Peppermint Extract
1/4 sp. Salt
1-1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
2 cups Crushed Oreos

Place cold water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the top and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Heat the milk up in a saucepan over medium-low heat until reaches almost a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar,peppermint and salt. Whisk until sugar is dissolved,about 2 minutes. Whisk in gelatin mixture and let cool. Stir in whipping cream. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

The mixture is going resemble jello and thats ok! Give it a quick stir and transfer to ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. When it's done churning mix in the crushed oreo's by hand and transfer to a freezer proof container. Freeze for atleast 2 hours before serving.

Yield: A little over 1 Quart
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