Kids Kitchen: Cookie Monster Ice Cream
For today’s installation of 31 days of Kids Kitchen Recipes and Activities, we’re sharing a treat inspired by my favorite Sesame Street character — a No-Churn Cookie Monster Ice Cream!
Cookie Monster Ice Cream Recipe
I love no-churn ice cream recipes — they are easy enough for kids to help make (or as you can see, make completely independently) while still being tasty and avoiding some of the junk that can be found in commercial ice creams.
There are a few different ways to make no-churn ice creams but in this recipe we rely on whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk to give our base, and some food colouring for a light blue colour.
Like for our no-churn cookies and cream ice cream, we went with store-bought Oreos (and Chips Ahoy), but you could definitely use a homemade alternative.
Cookie Monster Ice Cream Ingredients
First, gather your ingredients:
- Heavy whipping cream (35%)
- Sweetened condensed milk, to taste
- Vanilla extract
- Mini Oreos
- Mini Chips Ahoy
- Blue Food Coloring <– this set of food coloring has lasted me forever and I love that it creates highly saturated colors with just a dro
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
- Large mixing bowl
- Loaf pan
- Ice Cream Scoop
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Wooden spoon or spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
How to Make Cookie Monster Ice Cream
Start off by placing your whipping cream and vanilla in a bowl and whipping on medium speed for 6-10 minutes.
If you don’t think your child’s patience level is quite that long, you can start the whipping process for them and have them come join you when the mixture starts to seem a bit airy, but it’s still incredibly rewarding for children to witness the whipping cream transform from a milk-like liquid to a frothy and fluffy whipped cream. (And it will happen.. you might not believe it at the 3 minute mark, when it feels like you’ve been whipping for 10 minutes already, but then it will magically puff up. If it’s an extremely humid day you can help things along with a pinch of cream of tartar, but avoid that for as long as you can.)
Next pour the sweetened condensed milk into a measuring cup or small bowl and stir in your desired amount of blue food colouring. Make it slightly more saturated than you would want your final ice cream to be as its easier to add colour at this stage than to adjust the ice cream’s colour after the sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream have been folded into each other.
Gently pour the blue sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream and fold with a spatula until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and drop the cookies throughout. Cover tightly and freeze 6 hours or overnight to set.
And there you have it – easy peasy! No-churn ice creams are an extremely rewarding dessert for kids to help make & you can experiment with fun combinations that you wouldn’t be able to find at a grocery store – making it perfect for themed parties.
Pin this Cookie Monster Ice Cream to Make with the Kids:
Here’s your free printable version of our No-Churn Cookie Monster Ice Cream:
Kids Kitchen: Cookie Monster Ice Cream
No-churn Cookie Monster Ice Cream, made by kids in the kitchen! Using natural food dyes, this cookie monster ice cream is a fun summer dessert for kids!
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1-10oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 10 Mini Oreos
- 10 Mini Chips Ahoy
- Blue food extract
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, optional
- Start off by placing your whipping cream and vanilla in a bowl and whipping on medium speed for 6-10 minutes.
- Next pour the sweetened condensed milk into a measuring cup or small bowl and stir in your desired amount of blue food colouring. Make it slightly more saturated than you would want your final ice cream to be as its easier to add colour at this stage than to adjust the ice cream's colour after the sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream have been folded into each other.
- Gently pour the blue sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream and fold with a spatula until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
- Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and drop the cookies throughout. Cover tightly and freeze 6 hours or overnight to set.
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Wilton Icing Colors, 12-Count Gel-Based Food Color
OREO Mini Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 8 oz Snack Sak
Chips Ahoy! Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies - Snack-Sak, 8 Ounce
Norpro, black 683 Nonstick Anti-Freeze Ice Cream Scoop, 7in/18cm
Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, 14 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 702Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 1gSugar: 53gProtein: 10g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Check out the rest of our 31 Days of Kids Kitchen Series here.
I love this! I’ve pinned it, so the kids and I can add it to our bucket list for the summer! Visiting from Teaching What is Good
This is so cute! It looks really yummy too. I’m sure my kids would love it. Maybe we’ll try it out this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
I love this recipe and your little chef is adorable! The recipe looks scrumptious too and a must try it is quite unique. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. Featured on my FB Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow
What a great refreshing treat! I loved the pics of your precious little one helping out in the kitchen. Your pics helped me to see that my little one can also accomplish this yummy delight. Thanks for sharing!
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Looks yummy – I pinned it for later this summer! My youngest loves to cook – and she loves oreos…so this will be right up her alley!
Aww, love the pictures of your little chef! The blue color of the ice cream really caught my eye! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Brag About It Link Party! ~Laurie
It really sounds good, but this best part is that she did it.! Thanks for sharing your inspiration on the Thursday Blog Hop!
Kids learn so much from cooking (math, chemistry, food science) and by starting young, they become comfortable in the kitchen. What better way to entice little chefs than making their own blue ice cream! Cookie Monster would be proud! 🙂
Wow! This looks delicious, good on her for making it all by herself. 🙂 x
This looks so yummy and fun to make. I featured it on my weekly roundup. Thank you for sharing!
Such a great idea! This would be so cute at a cookie monster birthday party! Plus, you have one adorable kitchen helper! Great original idea!!
Looks like fun!