Strawberry Blonde Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream

Roasted strawberry ice cream studded with chunks of blonde Oreos. This pretty pink ice cream packs a punch of flavor.

Strawberry Blonde Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream

This time of year can be so frustrating. Right when I’m ready to completely retire all my summer skirts and shorts for the year, we have a day where it’s 87. Now that the leaves are starting to change, I’m ready for Fall to be here for good. Hubby and I both love ice cream, so I don’t see my ice cream making obsession subsiding any time soon. I hope you guys won’t mind year-round ice cream posts.

Strawberry Blonde Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream

As much as I love Oreos, I have to admit that I’ve never actually had a Blonde Oreo before making this ice cream. They sure are delicious, but nothing beats a standard Oreo. A couple years ago, Hubby and I played in a kickball league with some friends. There was a bar near the fields that we would stop in after our games. They had a big jar of Oreos sitting on the bar for people to help themselves to. My good friend K and I would always sneak at least one Oreo when we went there. Sometimes two or three…

Strawberry Blonde Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream

I have to admit, I loved this ice cream. But I do think it would be equally delicious, if not better, with regular chocolate Oreos. Whichever kind of Oreo you use, definitely add this to your must-make ice cream list. If you’re anything like me, that list grows faster than I can make ice cream, but that’s ok.

And, if for some horrible reason, you don’t like regular or blonde Oreos, the strawberry base of this ice cream would be great on it’s own as well. It has roasted strawberries in it. How could it possibly be bad?!? Roasting fruit just makes them even sweeter and more intensely flavored than they are raw.

Strawberry Blonde Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream

Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge! Make something PINK during the month of October to raise Breast Cancer Awareness and a chance to win a $100 donation to the charity of your choice.

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Three Years Ago: Smores Brownies and Smores Cupcakes
Five Years Ago: M&M Cookies
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Strawberry Blonde Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream

Roasted strawberry ice cream studded with chunks of blonde Oreos. This pretty pink ice cream packs a punch of flavor.

Ingredients:

For the Roasted Strawberries
1 lb container strawberries, hulled & halved
1 Tsbp sugar

For the Other Mix-ins
2 cups roughly chopped blonde Oreos (~25 cookies)

For the Ice Cream Base
2 cans coconut milk
4 tsp cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 Tbsp cream cheese, softened

Directions:

For the Roasted Strawberries
Preheat oven to 300 degF. Toss strawberries with sugar on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in oven for 20 minutes. Let cool completely.

Process cooled roasted strawberries, plus any accumulated juices, in a food processor or blender until pureed. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Ice Cream Base
In a bowl, stir together 1/4 cup milk and the cornstarch; set slurry aside.

In a 4-qt saucepan, whisk together 3 cups milk, sugar, syrup, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Cook for 4 minutes; stir in slurry. Return to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in 1/4 cup hot milk mixture; whisk until smooth. Then whisk in remaining milk mixture.

Chill mixture in fridge until completely cool or overnight.

For the Ice Cream
Stir the roasted strawberry mixture in to the coconut milk mixture. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; process according to manufacturer's instructions.

During the last five minutes, add the blonde Oreo pieces. Freeze at least 4 hours before serving.

Recipe inspired by Healthy Food For Living, ice cream base from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream at Home

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14 Responses to “Harry Potter Cupcakes”

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    clstar — August 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    OMG, I am in love with these cupcakes! They’re so awesome! I love HP, and I made owl cupcakes when the movie came out. I might need to give these a try before going to see the IMAX 3D movie.

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    thegreatpantryraid — August 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    How cute are those?! And i was wondering how you got the lettering so perfect – thanks for the step-by-step. Lol – I just dragged DH to the Harry Potter exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry – I’m sure he’ll be happy when the final movie comes out and he doesn’t have to hear about it anymore!

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    thecookingnurse — August 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Great job, how lucky are your friends?

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    Jen — August 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I’m so jealous! My two sisters are going to the exhibit this weekend. I thought about flying to Chicago to join them. Luckily I found out the exhibit is coming here in October. Whew!

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    Erin — August 4, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    These look fabulous! You did such a great job on them!

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    Katie — August 4, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    WOW JEN!! Those are fantastic!! Better than professional! Seriously, what talent you have to make those! 🙂

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    Jen — August 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Aw thanks Katie – you’re making me blush.

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    Ingrid — August 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I hate when cupcakes do that to me too. Instead of baking up they bake out! 🙁

    Love your Harry Potter cupcake toppers! Very cute and creative!
    ~ingrid

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    Manda — August 4, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Jen! A friend of mine forwarded me your page for HP Cupcakes and I just wanted to drop in and say that I think they’re awesome and I want to run home now and try to create some fun hp themed cakes! I had done some in the past–cauldron cakes if you will, by buying mini cauldrons and cutting the bottom off so the tops sat just on the cakes and then used a bit of green frosting on the inside. You should join up with the HP-MA crew! We’ve been organizing some meet-ups for Boston Fans!

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    Jen — August 4, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Sounds awesome Manda.

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    nutmegnanny — August 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Oh my goodness, what adorable little cupcakes!

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    annieseats — August 6, 2009 at 1:25 am

    So so cute! And yeah, those “HPs” must have taken FOREVER. I have a fabulous vanilla cupcake recipe that never fails me here: http://annies-eats.com/2008/07/18/vanilla-cupcakes/. Also, I recently made Dorie’s perfect party cake into cupcakes and had great results with that as well.

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    bcallegra — August 7, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I love your HP cupcakes! I too am a huge Harry Potter fan but I have to admit, I don’t think I’d be patient enough to make cupcakes and toppings as cute as yours!

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    Karin — April 8, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    These are so awesome!! I wish I would have seen them and did some of these with the HP cake I did!!

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