We had a little ice cream making party this evening.

Our niece, Elizabeth, is down visiting from North Jersey.  She was supposed to be here going to a cooking camp for a week.  Alas, it was canceled at the last minute.  A definite bummer because she really does like to cook and is getting quite good at it.  They decided to come down anyway and has been cooking up a storm at her Aunt Re’s.

So… she asked if she could come over and make ice cream with us tonight.  Of course we said yes.  Ice Cream is my practically most favorite food on the planet!

We let her decide the flavor.  She chose Cookies and Cream.

The recipe is for a Cuisinart 1.5 quart ice cream maker.  Your results may vary.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 package cream sandwich cookies, broken up

Mix milk, cream, vanilla, and sugar.  Stir until sugar dissolves.

Follow manufacturers instructions for freezing ice cream and add broken cookies during final five minutes of mixing.

It was fun having them all over, and even more fun to verify that she and her older brother will be here in December to make Christmas Cookies with us.

Traditions are good.