Oreo Cheesecake Ice Cream

Please forgive the picture. I made the mistake of first trying to take a picture outside. For a second I must have forgotten how insanely hot Florida is right now. Within seconds it was a melted mess. This is one of my sister-in-law Laura’s favorite ice cream recipes. It was good even with the generic Publix brand cookies. Can you believe Publix was all out of Oreos?


Oreo Cheesecake Ice Cream


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • crumbled Oreo cookies


  1. Beat the sugar and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil in a heavy medium saucepan. Slowly beat the hot milk into the cheese mixture. Pour the entire mixture back into the pan and place over low heat. Stir constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until the custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let the mixture boil or the egg will scramble. Remove from the heat and pour the hot cheese custard through a strainer into a large bowl. Allow the custard to cool slightly, then stir in the the cream. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Stir the chilled custard, then freeze in your ice cream machine according the manufacturers instructions (my machine took 30 minutes), adding the crumbled Oreos to the machine when the ice cream is semifrozen. We like a lot of Oreos in ours. Allow the machine to mix in the cookies. When finished the ice cream will be soft but ready to eat. For firmer ice cream, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 2 hours.


Source: The Ultimate Ice Cream Book by Bruce Weinstein


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  1. Oh Yum! I have been wanting that ice cream machine for so long! Now I have the perfect excuse.

  2. Just wanted to let you know I tried this recipe and I loveee! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing… I posted it on my blog with a link to this post.

    Thanks again!

  3. I love that I stumbled upon your blog last week. I have been sitting at my computer diving into your blog and getting so many great ideas. Thank you! I LOVE cookies ‘n cream ice cream as much as the next person, and I was just looking for a homemade ice cream recipe to share with my family during our vacation in 2 weeks, so I’m so glad I found yours. However, could you tell me if I could modify this recipe to NOT include the cream cheese? Will it still turn out? I just wanted a plain cookies ‘n cream ice cream maker recipe. Thank you for your time and consideration. Oh, and thank you for your blog. Oh, and congrats on the girl. I have two boys and thought I was destined to have all boys as well, but then I was blessed with a girl! Boys are awesome but a girl is wonderful.

  4. @Angie,
    I really don’t know if it will turn out without the cream cheese because it adds so much of a base. Sorry!! But who knows right? Thanks for your comment!

  5. @Christy – Thanks for getting back to me. I still may try it.

  6. Used the wonderful recipe, but used Chips Ahoy chewy cookies instead. YUM!!

  7. I love ice cream and I love sweet, but this was a little too sweet. May cut down the sugar next time or add raspberries insteat of Oreos.