Make Homemade Peppermint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

Peppermint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops of red food coloring (optional)
  • 10-12 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 3 candy canes, crushed

Directions

1

In a mixing bowl, whisk together heavy cream, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and food coloring (optional).

2

Pour mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.

3

Crush candy canes and cookies in a food processor, or place the contents in a sealed plastic freezer bag and crush using a rolling pin.

4

After 10-15 minutes, as ice cream begins to freeze, add the cookies and candy to the ice cream maker.

5

Once frozen, serve as soft serve, or place in freezer for an hour to harden as desired. Serve with extra crushed candy canes and cookies (optional)! YUM!

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Homemade Peppermint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream – closeup in the ice cream maker

Love homemade ice cream for dessert?

Get into the holiday spirit with creamy homemade peppermint cookies & cream ice cream! And yep, I added Oreo cookies, too, because chocolate and peppermint are winning combinations. 🙌 This is definitely a festive treat the entire family will LOVE, and it happens to taste like Buddy the Elf had something to do with it!

Homemade ice cream is THE BEST and so easy to make. Simply whisk together all the liquid ingredients and pour it into your ice cream maker.

Homemade Peppermint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream - ingredients on the counter

Tips for making the best homemade peppermint ice cream:

  • Use the peppermint extract sparingly (it’s strong) and gauge how minty you’d like your ice cream. I thought 1/2 teaspoon was perfect, but adjust to taste. I did add a couple of drops of red food coloring but omit if desired.
  • Once the ice cream starts to firm up, then you’ll add your crushed up Oreo cookies and candy canes! After about 30-35 minutes in the maker, your ice cream will be frozen enough to serve as soft-serve ice cream. If you’d prefer a firmer texture, freeze for about an hour afterward.
  • If ice cream is considered a food group in your family, this appliance is worth the investment. I have a Whynter 2.1 quart stainless steel ice cream maker and we LOVE it! There’s no pre-freezing a bowl with its built-in compressor, so you can make LEGIT ice cream in 30 minutes on a whim — BEST ICE CREAM MAKER EVER!

peppermint ice cream ingredients being poured into maker

adding crumbled oreos to peppermint ice cream

Homemade Peppermint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream – adding the peppermint to the ice cream mixture

batch of homamde peppermint oreo ice cream

Homemade Peppermint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream – served in an ice cream glass


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Peppermint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 10 MINUTES

You'll be on Santa's nice list is you make him some yummy homemade ice cream featuring peppermint and Oreo cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops of red food coloring (optional)
  • 10-12 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 3 candy canes, crushed

Directions

1

In a mixing bowl, whisk together heavy cream, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and food coloring (optional).

2

Pour mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.

3

Crush candy canes and cookies in a food processor, or place the contents in a sealed plastic freezer bag and crush using a rolling pin.

4

After 10-15 minutes, as ice cream begins to freeze, add the cookies and candy to the ice cream maker.

5

Once frozen, serve as soft serve, or place in freezer for an hour to harden as desired. Serve with extra crushed candy canes and cookies (optional)! YUM!

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scooping homemade peppermint ice cream

Peppermint + Oreo = Holiday Perfection

I mean, c’mon! There’s nothing better than creamy homemade ice cream! Cookies & Cream has always been my go-to flavor, and adding peppermint is perfect for the holidays. If you’re looking for a quick homemade ice cream recipe this season, give this one a try and let us know how it goes. Enjoy!

Homemade Peppermint Cookies & Cream Ice Cream – the ice cream with added peppermint sprinkles on top


Make this viral TikTok Oreo mug cake idea with your leftover cookies!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 6

  1. Alex

    That sounds good…. and if you like peppermint ice cream Walmart’s brand is SOO good and only 1.97 (her in central tx) I also will eat it with chocolate ice cream As well like peppermint bark- SOOOO yummy

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh awesome – thanks for sharing!

  2. Alex

    That sounds good…. and if you like peppermint ice cream Walmart’s brand is SOO good and only 1.97 (her in central tx) I also will eat it with chocolate ice cream As well like peppermint bark- SOOOO yummy

  3. Tonya S

    Yum! Thanks for the recipe. My grandma’s favorite ice cream was peppermint. So whenever I eat it, I think of her 💕

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aww.. Love this, Tonya!

  4. Nae

    The best peppermint chocolate cookie ice cream is from Publix and it’s Publix brand and I am hooked on this ice cream, you must try it!

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