One of my all time favorites, especially if we are talking Chick-fil-a milkshakes…
Using a new recipe this week and I think it complements this flavor really well. It is a great base vanilla that you can add many toppings to so try it with your favorite.
Take a portion of the milk, combine with cornstarch, and set it to the side.
Take the rest of the ingredients, excluding the cream cheese, and pour them into a large pot on the stove top. Leave the cream cheese out to soften while we work.
Bring to a boil and cook for 4 minutes then add the milk we set aside earlier. Bring this back to a boil.
Place the cream cheese into a bowl and add several scoops of the hot milk on top. Whisk to combine, spend a little extra time here to get a good combination so that you don’t end up with cream cheese chucks down the road.
Add everything back together and cool. The recipe called for placing the mixture in a bag and placing in ice water – this allows for faster cooling due to increased surface area. I made a large batch of this vanilla base, so it wouldn’t all fit into a bag. So, I placed the pot in an ice water bath in the sink and stirred frequently. It took additional time to cool this way, so be careful that your milk doesn’t develop a burn. This will really limit your enjoyment of this great dessert.
After cooling, I placed it in the freezer and gave it a spin.
While your ice cream is mixing, lets whip up the topping. I placed 12 original Oreo’s in the food processor and powered them.
This amount worked nicely for approximately a half gallon of ice cream. I also chose original instead of double stuff Oreo’s because these weren’t for eating by themselves, and I wanted a higher cookie ratio since I am making the cream.
Once the ice cream was complete, I added the cookies and mixed with a spoon to combine. Here is how it came out.
Now for some color shots.
Tastes just like eating an Oreo!
I am considering making a milkshake out of some of this later.
This recipe came from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. An Ohio based ice cream company that is super tasty! We have a branch here in Charleston and it is always busy. Another great thing about this company is that they share all the recipes they use in their book. I found the vanilla base online but have heard great things about the book.