Cookies and Peppermint Ice Cream: An Oreo-Lovers’ Dream

After a long day on the boat yesterday, the family enjoyed kickin’ back, relaxing and watching some football (well, the boys watched football anyway).

While Ryan and my dad were deeply involved in several different games, my mom, sister and I got together to make Ryan’s birthday “cake.” (Ryan’s birthday is not until October 5, but my family probably won’t see him again before then, so the cake from my family came a bit early.)

My mom and sister are well aware of Ryan’s intense love for Oreo’s and he previously raved about a peppermint ice cream and Oreo dessert my mom served once before, so we decided to make that again for the almost birthday boy.

To start we took a half gallon of peppermint ice cream out of the freezer to let it defrost a bit.

Edy's Peppermint Ice Cream

Edy's Peppermint Ice Cream

We then rounded up a package of Oreo cookies (one roll was already gone due to previous cookie monsters) and dumped the cookies into a big plastic bag. You can use more or less cookies, depending on your love for Oreos. 

Oreos

Oreos

Bag o' Cookies

Bag o' Cookies

We then used a meat tenderizer to pound the cookies into crumbs. I highly recommend doing this over a plate as I punctured the baggie and some dust-buster action was required. When I lifted the bag up and crumbs poured out of the holes, the mess  that resulted was not so fun to clean up. 😉  

Crumbled Cookies

Crumbled Cookies

We then poured half of the crumbled Oreos into a loaf pan sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

The Bottom Layer

The Bottom Layer

By now the ice cream was soft and ready to spread over the first layer of cookie crumbs.

Softened Ice Cream

Softened Ice Cream

Ice Cream, Spread Evenly Over the Cookie Crumbs

Ice Cream, Spread Evenly Over the Cookie Crumbs

Pretty 'n' Pink

Pretty 'n' Pink

We then topped the ice cream with the remaining cookie crumbs and placed the dessert back in the freezer to harden until we were ready to eat.

Topped with Cookies

Topped with Cookies

A couple hours later we were ready to dig in!

Peppermint and Oreo Fun

Peppermint and Oreo Fun

It got rave reviews from everyone, including the almost-birthday boy!

Minty and Creamy!

Minty and Creamy!

10 Responses

  1. This is my second look this morning. I have you on my favorites! Your peppermint stick oreo dessert is driving me crazy. I want some now! Miss you! xo Mama

    • i miss you already too mama!!! i took a pic of all the goodies i “shop lifted” from our house… pretty funny. i’ll have it post it later. :o) love you!!!

  2. this looks delicious!!!!!!! Great idea!

  3. OMG that looks so yummy. My mom makes an amazing oreo cookie dessert that reminds me of this!!

  4. […] actually like Monday mornings because I often fill my belly with more treats on the weekends (hello peppermint Oreo dessert!), and I like getting back to healthier […]

  5. Amazing! I love oreos!

  6. Our family’s holiday dessert! YEA! Love seeing it…. and glad to know it’s got a home on your table too! ❤

  7. I made this recipe today! I too am a huge icecream fan so I used drumstick flavoured icecream and the top layer consisted of oreo cookies AND chocolate sauce!

  8. This looks so freaking fantastic I am drooling!!!! Just wrote a post about choosing a hormone-free ice cream (no one wants hormones in their dessert!), to help make ice-cream buying easier:
    http://eating-made-easy.com/2010/08/25/how-to-be-sure-your-ice-cream-is-hormone-free/

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