Since I had been raving to my friends how much I love my new ice cream maker I offered to make some ice cream for a group of my closest friends one weekend. I wanted to make something that would really impress them.
What was my answer? Oreo Cake Batter Ice Cream. Why Oreo Cake Batter Ice Cream? Well, there is a local ice cream chain called JP Licks. They make some of the best ice cream ever. They have one particular flavor that one of my good friends absolutely loves. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed Oreo Cake Batter than congratulations! You’re right! So I decided to try to see if I could replicate it. I searched and searched and found a couple of recipes for Cake Batter ice cream. Mr. Kitchen Misfit helped me pick out the recipe and I was good to go!
Oreo Cake Batter Ice Cream
Adapted from Annie’s Eats Cake Batter Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup crushed oreos
In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of the heavy cream with the yellow cake mix, sugar, and salt. Heat over medium heat until warmed through.
Meanwhile, place the egg yolks in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Combine the remaining cream, vanilla, and milk in a large mixing bowl with a fine mesh sieve set over the top.
When the mixture in the saucepan is warm, slowly pour a small amount into the bowl with the egg yolks to temper them, whisking constantly. Continue pouring the cream mixture in a steady stream, whisking continuously until completely combined.
Return the mixture to the saucepan over medium heat. Continue heating, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan, until the mixture thickens slightly and reads 170-175˚F on an instant-read thermometer.
Immediately pour the custard mixture through the mesh sieve into the bowl with the remaining cream and milk and mix to blend. Cover and chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator. Once the mixture is chilled through, freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When you have about 5 minutes left, add the crushed oreos. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
So what was the verdict? My friend who loves the Oreo Cake Batter ice cream at JP Licks told me it tasted just like the original. And needless to say, I came home with an empty container. Just a small side note, I found myself wanting more of a cake batter flavor, so next time I think I’ll add a little more of the cake mix. It’s all about your preference and taste!