If your kid likes Sesame Street, chances are they have an affinity for that blue cookie obsessed fur ball, Cookie Monster. Mine does! So my son and I whipped up some Cookie Monster inspired ice cream, super quick. He thought making blue ice cream was the greatest thing ever and he enjoyed breaking up the chocolate chip cookies AND snacking on them. He is my very own cookie monster!
Before I go any further in this post, I’m excited to say that this is the first flavour in a series of Sesame Street inspired ice creams, all based on some of the most beloved characters! A new flavour will be posted each day of this week! Tee-hee!
If you have concerns about the use of food dyes, there are alternatives! I use gel food colouring, but there are other products available for those of you opposed to commercial dyes. You can purchase natural dyes from brands such as India Tree or Color Garden, or make your own.
Now for the task at hand. Cookie Monster ice cream! It’s easy peasy! Vanilla ice cream coloured blue, broken up chocolate chip cookies and some extra chocolate chips. Can it get ANY easier? If you like, you could substitute Oreo cookies. It would taste more like cookies and cream, but would still give the Cookie Monster vibe. You could even do a mix of Oreo and chocolate chip.
This would be perfect for a theme birthday party or perhaps… ‘just because’.
- 2 cups half and half cream
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk (chilled)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- blue food colouring, to your preference
- 1 cup broken up chocolate chip cookie pieces (chilled)
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (chilled)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cream, condensed milk and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.
- Add food colouring until desired colour is achieved. Gel food colour will give best colour results, but liquid can be used as well. Whisk together ensuring all the colour is incorporated.
- Transfer to ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturers recommendations. Add cookie pieces and chocolate chips during last 1-2 minutes of churning.
- Serve immediately or for firmer ice cream, transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid and place in freezer for 3-4 hours.
….me want COOKIE! NOM, NOM, NOM, NOM, NOM….
Disclaimer: This post is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Sesame Street. The Sesame Street ice cream project is simply inspired by the beloved characters we have all watched for decades.