Easy Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Easy no churn cookies and cream ice cream recipe! This homemade cookies and cream ice cream recipe uses 4 simple ingredients and it’s super creamy and dreamy.

ice cream scoop dipped into cookies and cream ice cream

Love simple no churn ice creams like this cookies n cream ice cream recipe? You might like this No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream recipe. Marshmallow Ice Cream is also a fun flavor to make and it’s super rich.

For a churn ice cream recipe, try this Oreo Ice Cream.

Why you’re going to love this cookies and cream ice cream recipe

  • This homemade version is super simple to make and it’s a reader favorite ice cream flavor.
  • This cookies and cream ice cream recipe uses a few simple ingredients, it’s smooth and creamy, and you can make it exactly the way you want it (with more or less cookies to taste).
  • You don’t need an ice cream maker, or any special equipment, to make this cookies and cream ice cream recipe.
  • Who doesn’t love homemade vanilla ice cream with chunks of Oreos!

Ingredients Needed

  • Heavy Whipping Cream – This heavy cream is the base of our ice cream, and what makes ice cream creamy.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – This addition adds bulk, sweetness, and creates the perfect texture for no-churn ice cream. 
  • Vanilla Extract – Use the best quality pure vanilla extract you can afford. Since this recipe isn’t cooked, the vanilla flavor will really shine.
  • Salt – Balances out the sweetness.
  • Crushed Cookies – You can use a cream filled cookie like Oreos, chocolate sandwich cookies, or your favorite chocolate cookie.

If you have any questions about the ingredients in this cookies and cream ice cream recipe, please leave a comment below.

Gluten Free Option: If you’re gluten free or you need a gluten free option you can use crushed gluten free chocolate cookies or gluten free Oreos to make this homemade cookies and cream ice cream.

two scoops of cookies and cream ice cream on a cone

How to store Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Store this cookies and cream ice cream in the freezer in an airtight container with a piece of parchment paper or wax paper pressed on top for up to on month.

Tips for making this Recipe

  • Use quality ingredients – When making homemade ice cream, you’ll want to make sure you are using high quality ingredients for the best outcome.
  • Chill out – If possible, always start with chilled ingredients. This is important for homemade no-churn ice cream recipes and ice cream maker recipes.
  • Don’t skimp on the fat – High fat milks and creams are essential when making homemade ice cream. Opting for a low-fat option often leads to icy ice creams and inconsistency in the texture.
  • Don’t go crazy with the add-ins – If you’re adding in additional ingredients, pick one or two and make sure they are chopped into pieces no larger than a blueberry or pea.
  • Don’t skimp on the sugar – Sugar not only adds sweetness to homemade ice creams, it also helps with the texture. Sugar is essential for the creamy texture in ice cream.
one scoop of cookies and cream ice cream on a cone

Ice Cream Maker Instructions

To make this recipe in an ice cream maker, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. This homemade cookies and cream ice cream works well in an ice cream machine: hand crank, electric crank, freezer bowl, and ice cream compressor. We are currently using the Cuisinart ice cream maker and loving it.

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ice cream scoop dipped into cookies and cream ice cream

Easy Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 11 minutes

This homemade cookies and cream ice cream recipe uses 5 simple ingredients and it's super creamy and dreamy.


  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup crushed chocolate cookies (more or less to taste)


  1. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Place it in the freezer.
  2. Combine sweetened condensed milk, vanilla bean paste (or extract), and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat heavy whipping cream on medium high speed until stiff peaks form, similar to making whipped cream.
  4. Gently fold the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Fold in the crushed cookies.
  6. Pour the cookies and cream ice cream mixture into the chilled pan, cover with plastic wrap and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.


  • Use your favorite chocolate cookies are Oreos in this recipe.
  • If the ice cream is hard to scoop, allow it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g

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