Sort of a Present

So I didn’t technically get my husband a present for our anniversary. I feel kinda bad that I didn’t since he bought me a pretty pink non-cheese-eating mouse for my laptop. I did, however, make him mud pie ice cream. And it tastes pretty darn good.

 

 Oreo cookie pieces.

Oreo cookie crumbs.

I don’t really drink coffee but use it in desserts.

I ❤ Special Dark.

Homemade chocolate syrup.

Pretty, right? But wait… it’s needs a little something.

There. That’s better.

Are  you a java junkie?

What’s your favorite way to drink/eat it?

Some Like it Hoth Mud Pie Ice Cream

Makes about 1 ½ quarts or 10 half-cup servings

Ingredients

1 cup milk, chilled

¾ cup sugar

2 tablespoons instant espresso or coffee

1 tablespoon Dutch process cocoa powder

2 ½ cups heavy cream or half and half, chilled

1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

¾ cup crushed Oreo cookie pieces (about 8 cookies, crushed)

3 tablespoons Oreo cookie crumbs

Chocolate syrup

Directions

  1. Whisk together milk, sugar, instant espresso or coffee, and cocoa powder until sugar and coffee are dissolved.
  2. Add heavy cream or half and half and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  3. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or up to 24.
  4. Pour mixture into bowl of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. During last five minutes of churning, add crushed Oreos pieces and Oreo cookie crumbs.
  6. When transferring ice cream to freezer container, layer in desired amount of chocolate syrup.
  7. Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
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