Cookie Monster Ice Cream

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Cookie monster ice cream is super fun to make and eat! It’s like spoonfuls of childhood bliss. Vanilla ice cream is tinted a beautiful bright blue and jam packed with Oreo cookies. Like salted caramel ice cream, make this no-churn recipe in 10 minutes and freeze.

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Blue cookie monster ice cream in a rectangular metal loaf pan.

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All you need for this no-churn ice cream: an electric mixer (my choice is a stand mixer), a few basic refrigerator and pantry items, plus royal blue food coloring. That’s it. Then assemble this easy dessert in no time flat.

This blue monster ice cream with crunchy cookies has a magical vibe that’s super special. It’s perfect for children’s birthday parties and summer vacation treats. After a swim meet, surprise the whole team with this festive childhood favorite. It’s a fun way to keep the kids cool on a piping hot day.

For Sesame Street parties, serve scoops of cookie monster ice cream in sugar cones. For an authentic cookie monster treat, add a pair of Wilton candy eyes to each serving. Both kids and the young at heart will be delighted. This ice cream brings out the Cookie Monster in all of us!

Blue cookie monster ice cream in metal pan with pieces of Oreos and Chips Ahoy cookies.

🛒 Ingredients

  • Heavy Whipping Cream: This ingredient must be very cold when used. Straight from the fridge. It will whip into stiff peaks that create a soft, light ice cream. Lower fat milks cannot be substituted for the heavy whipping cream.
  • Blue Food Coloring: For this blue ice cream I use AmeriColor #102 Royal Blue. It’s a highly concentrated gel. It delivers that gorgeous intense blue color of Sesame Street’s cookie monster.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: Adds sweetness and richness to monster ice cream. This product comes in a can. IMPORTANT: Please note that sweetened condensed milk is not the same as evaporated milk!
  • Sea Salt: Helps round out the sweetness of the ice cream while enhancing the flavor of the other ingredients (most especially the chocolate cookies).
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: This is a primary flavor additive. It provides monster ice cream with a distinct vanilla flavor and aroma.
  • Oreo Cookies: These are the all-important cookies in this cookie monster ice cream recipe.
  • Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies: Crisp and crumbly, these are must-have cookies for authentic cookie monster ice cream. They’re the specific treat Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster prefers.
Ingredients for blue monster ice cream.

📖 Recipe Steps

RECIPE PREP: Chill the metal bowl and whisk attachment of a stand mixer in the freezer for 15 minutes. Line a 9×5 metal loaf pan with parchment paper. Stick the pan in the freezer to chill until needed.

  1. Add heavy whipping cream and blue food coloring to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until the cream forms stiff peaks (about 3 minutes).
  2. Detach the metal bowl from the stand mixer. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract to the bowl. With a rubber spatula, gently fold them into the whipped cream.
  3. Once the condensed milk and vanilla are fully incorporated, the mixture will look light and fluffy, yet smooth (see image below).
  4. Add chopped cookies to the bowl.
How to make blue monster ice cream in 4 easy steps.
  • STEP 5: Gently fold the cookies into the ice cream base.
Oreos and Chip Ahoy cookies folded into blue ice cream in metal mixing bowl.
  • STEP 6: Transfer cookie monster ice cream to the cold prepared loaf pan. Place a piece of parchment paper directly on the surface to block out all air. Tightly wrap the the pan in plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for at least 8 hours, but preferably overnight.
  • STEP 7: Once the ice cream has fully hardened, top with additional chopped Oreos and Chips Ahoy cookies. Serve and enjoy.
Blue cookie monster ice cream in a USA loaf pan with chopped cookies sprinkled on top.

🧑🏼‍🍳 Expert Tips

  • Use the exact recipe ingredients stated in the recipe. Do not substitute low fat or low-sugar products for the main ingredients. If you make substitutions, the ice cream will not have the correct texture or flavor. It will mostly likely result in a recipe fail.
  • Go slow when adding food coloring, extracts and mix-ins. A little goes a long way.
  • When using mix-ins, choose small bits. Or chop up larger pieces into crumbles. Once the mix-ins are frozen they become rock hard and crack a tooth.
Metal scoop rolling out a serving of blue cookie monster ice cream from a metal pan.

👩🏻‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

What does no-churn mean?

It means the ice cream recipe can be made without an ice cream machine. Most ice cream recipes that require a machine use an egg custard base that’s cooked. No-churn recipes come together with 3 basic ingredients (heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract). Optional add-ins are folded into the ice cream base.

What does cookie monster ice cream taste like?

It tastes like an elevated version of cookies and cream ice cream. It has a distinct vanilla taste with 2 types of cookies instead of just one: Oreos plus Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies. The taste testers I used for cookie monster ice cream said it tastes like the sweetness of childhood summers. It evokes so many happy memories.

Ideas for ice cream mix-ins?

Try mini chocolate chips. Or quarter up several miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups and add those into the mixture. After the ice cream is in the metal pan, use the back of a small dessert spoon to swirl in a bit of chocolate fudge or butterscotch topping. So yummy.

How to store homemade ice cream?

Use an airtight storage container. I prefer a (parchment paper-lined) metal loaf pan. Cover the surface of the ice cream with parchment paper. Then tightly wrap the pan with plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. The temperature of your freezer should be 0°F or below. Store ice cream in the back of your freezer, not in the freezer door.

How to freeze homemade ice cream faster?

Divide the mixture among smaller pre-chilled containers. One handy option: the wells of a (parchment paper-lined) cupcake pan.

How long does no-churn ice cream last?

Air exposure is the arch enemy of ice cream. After each serving, place a flattened piece of parchment paper directly against the surface of the ice cream before replacing the lid and wrapping the entire pan in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When stored in an air-tight container toward the back of the freezer, no-churn ice cream can last up to 1 month.

Three rounded scoops of blue monster ice cream in a white dessert cup with spoon.

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If you enjoy making homemade ice cream, try these no-churn ice cream recipes. Below are some of my favorites. They’re ideal for year-round enjoyment.

Hot fudge actively drizzled over a 3-scoop serving of blue cookie monster ice cream.

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Metal scoop rolling out a serving of blue cookie monster ice cream from a metal pan.

Cookie Monster Ice Cream


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  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Total Time: 8 Hours 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Quart 1x
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Description

This (no-churn) blue cookie monster ice cream is a personal favorite of Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster! It’s blue-tinted vanilla ice cream loaded with crisp crunchy cookies. Make it in 10 minutes then freeze. 


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, very cold
  • 2 teaspoons AmeriColor Royal Blue gel food coloring
  • 1 14ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup chopped Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup chopped Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies

Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Chill the metal bowl and whisk attachment of a stand mixer in the freezer for 15 minutes. Line a 9×5 metal loaf pan with parchment paper. Stick the pan in the freezer to chill until needed.

  1. Add heavy whipping cream and blue food coloring to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until the cream forms stiff peaks (about 3 minutes).
  2. Detach metal bowl from the mixer. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. With a rubber spatula, gently fold them into the whipped cream. Once the condensed milk and vanilla are fully incorporated, add chopped cookies to the bowl. Gently fold them into the ice cream base.
  3. Transfer cookie monster ice cream to the cold prepared loaf pan. Place a piece of parchment paper directly on the surface to block out all air. Tightly wrap the the pan in plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for at least 8 hours, but preferably overnight.
  4. Once the ice cream has fully hardened, top with additional chopped Oreos and Chips Ahoy cookies. Serve and enjoy. 

Notes

Use the exact recipe ingredients stated in the recipe. Do not substitute low fat or low-sugar products for the main ingredients. If you make substitutions, the ice cream will not have the correct texture or flavor. It will mostly likely result in a recipe fail.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Freeze Time: 8 Hours
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Ice Cream
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
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  1. So darn FUN!!! I made this blue monster ice cream for my son’s “Where the Wild Things Are” birthday party. It was a big hit with both kids and adults. They just couldn’t get enough. I’m going to make another batch this weekend.