Oreo Andes Mint Ice Cream
Oreo Andes Mint Ice Cream
Mint. I have a love/hate relationship with it. Mint brownies, ice cream, cookies, candies, all of those desserts served at church functions with crushed peppermint, or pink peppermint ice cream ICK (at holiday time)…never a temptation. My mom didn’t like mint, so she never served it. I could go my whole life without mint, without a second thought.Until a couple of years ago. I tasted a really yummy scoop of mint ice cream, and for some unknown reason, it triggered an intense (about once a year) craving for chocolate and mint. Uh Huh. Thin Mints. You know- Girl Scout cookies. Why would anyone love or crave those waxy, thin, chocolate covered cookies?? I have no idea….A few weeks ago, I handed some friends my trusty Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert book.
“Choose a flavor”, I said.
“Really, you want Oreo MINT?”
OK. How bad could it be, I mean, it had cookies in it.
It was yummy. Creamy. A little minty. Chocolaty. Oreos are probably my favorite store bought cookie of all time. Oh my word. This flavor is beyond delish. I thought adding Andes Mints put this recipe over the top. You are going to love/hate it.
Oreo Andes Mint Ice Cream


Oreo Andes Mint Ice Cream

Author: Si Foster


  • 1 cup coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup Andes chocolate mints, chopped (optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract, I used 1 1/2


  • Place cookies in bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  • Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy 1-2 minutes. Whisk in sugar a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend. Add the peppermint extract and blend again.
  • Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following manufacturer’s directions.
  • After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the chopped cookies and mints (if using), then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready. Makes generous 1 quart.


-With regard to the amount of extract- My friend Leeanne says ” In the world of extract, a little goes a long way.” Profound. Especially with mint.
-Best to wait and add the cookies right before serving.

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