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Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream

Though it definitely feels like fall in the air, I have had a hankering to make this Mother's circus animal cookie ice cream for quite awhile, and thought I'd get it done before the official first day of fall arrives. 

Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream

Between you and me though, it is okay to have ice cream any time of year, especially when it is so creamy and delicious, and very easy to make! There's no ice cream machine needed here my friends! 

Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream

This ice cream recipe has been in my family for over thirty years (not sure where it originated)! I know this because my mom has been gone for thirty years and she used to make it, but she always used Oreo cookies. I love to make the same recipes my mom did because it makes me feel close to her. I want to pass down these recipes to my grandchildren, and their children someday, so that they may feel the same connection.

Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream

Mom's Ice Cream 


4 egg yolks

3 cups crushed cookies

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon real vanilla

1 pint of heavy whipping cream


1. Beat egg yolks until thick.

2. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and stir well.

3. Crush cookies and add to milk/egg mixture. Set aside.

4. Whip cream (in a stand mixer if you have one) until very stiff (be careful or you'll end up with butter!).

5. Gently stir the whipped cream into the cookie mixture.

6. Freeze 6 hours or until firm.

(Yields almost a 1/2 gallon of ice cream)

Post by Sue