Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream

Remember the Ben & Jerry's flavor Oatmeal Cookie Chunk? Me too... it's the pint I would routinely, and by routinely I mean at least twice a week, polish off in one glorious sitting. The cinnamon ice cream was chock full of huge and chewy oatmeal cookie chunks and studded with just the right amount of dark chocolate pieces. 
Sadly Ben and Jerry discontinued the flavor, for whatever reason, and I miss it, dearly. I'd have thought I could single handedly sustain that flavor's sales numbers, at least in Ohio.
So though B&J's version is dead and gone, my need for it is alive and well. So, I finally decided to recreate the goodness once and for all. All I can say is, watch out Vermont.

{Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream}

Chop a fourth of the batch into sixths. Feel free to eat the leftovers.

Ice Cream Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups whole milk
3 eggs (eggbeaters)
1/2 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/8 cup chocolate chips, chopped

In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs. In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a slow boil and add in oats, salt and cinnamon. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring. Beat oatmeal into eggs/sugar mixture. Let cool slightly, then stir in cream and refrigerate until cool or overnight. Freeze according to ice cream maker instructions, adding in the chocolate chips, then pack in an airtight container, layering in the cookie pieces. Cover with wax or parchment paper to avoid freezer burn.

 This ice cream is perfect: Creamy, with lots and lots of oatmeal taste and texture. It's like the best oatmeal you've ever eaten... in ice cream form. I think that means it's okay to have it for breakfast.


  1. Wow. Bravo for recreating this on your own! This ice cream looks soo good. That's one of my favorite cookies so I could see it killing it in ice cream. Yum!

  2. Oh, that definitely looks like something I should try, it sounds delicious!

  3. I am so upset I was eating one every other day. I know it was popular because they where always out. Please make them bring it back.
    I've tried a couple other flavors and only want this. I feel my live is a pint a week over. Help me.

  4. We are starting a petition to bring this back.. please join our group for this most important cause

  5. I was so pissed to find out this flavor was discontinued. The closest place that sold it was 350 miles away in one and only one grocery store (where my mom lives). I drove there last summer and cleaned them out of all 15 pints. I was planning on going back next month and now they don't even carry it. Bar none my most favorite flavor of B&J ever.

  6. It's back! I found it at a Quick Check in Bayonne, NJ! I will be posting it on my blog,, soon!

  7. @ Holidaze, if it's back, it's not on B&J's website.

  8. I thought I was crazy when I couldn't find this ice cream. I've gone to several stores looking for it. I thought at first maybe it was a hagen daaz flavor but now I kn0w. I want it!