August 7, 2013

Oatmeal Cookie and Salted Caramel Cinnamon Ice Cream

The desserts. They just keep on coming. I couldn't ever find a swimsuit I liked this year anyway, so hey, bring on the heavy whipping cream.

After I made these cupcakes, I had some egg yolks sitting in my fridge, and obviously it would have been wrong to let them go to waste.

I don't make the rules. I just use up the food.

Also, posting this recipe means I can finally get rid of the torn manilla envelope label that's been sitting on my desk for two weeks with the recipe written on the back of it. It's a really professional operation around these parts. Deliciously professional. 

Oatmeal Cookie and Salted Caramel Cinnamon Ice Cream
(very loosely adapted from dinner or dessert)

Makes about 1 1/2 quarts

3 cups half-and-half
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla

About 10 oatmeal cookies (storebought or homemade), broken into large chunks
1/2 cup salted caramel sauce (storebought or homemade)

In a saucepan, bring the half-and-half to a simmer.

Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl until very well combined and thick.

When the half-and-half is simmering gently, scoop out about 1 cup of it and pour it slowly into the egg mixture, whisking the egg mixture constantly. When it's completely combined, pour it carefully into the saucepan with the remaining half-and-half and cook over medium-low until it thickens and coats the back of the spoon.

Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Chill completely (at least a couple of hours).

Mix in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions, crumbling half of the oatmeal cookies in while it churns.

Transfer to a resealable container, stir in the other half of the crumbled cookies and swirl in the caramel sauce. Freeze for a few hours before serving.


  1. This looks like heaven! Thanks for yet another reminder that I need an ice cream maker : )

  2. J-Mo just ordered me my dreamboat Ishmael gift-to-top-all-other-gifts: a White Mountain ice cream freezer. I cannot WAIT for it to arrive! :) :)


  3. This sounds delicious. I'll have to dust off my mother-in-law's ice cream maker from the basement and see if it works. If that is your photo of ice cream above-beautiful job!

  4. This looks SO good! I miss our dessert nights over at your house.

    Your playroom looks perfect. Can't wait to see the rest of the house. Also, I'm loving all the gorgeous green grass and trees I'm seeing in your pictures. So happy you guys get to live in such a gorgeous place!


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