Kahlua Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Kahlua Cookies and Cream Ice Cream | ButtercreamBlondie.com

This week calls for ice cream, like epic ice cream.  It is acceptable to eat ice cream for dinner, right? Good, because that may have happened – I’m blaming it on the heat wave.  Plus, this ice cream is kind of impossible to put down, so once it’s in your freezer, you might be eating it for dinner too!  I mean cookies and cream ice cream is good to begin with, but then make it coffee flavored and add Kahlua – I’m sold!

So this ice cream is super simple to make and gets an insane amount of flavor from steeping dark roasted coffee beans in the cream.  You want to let it steep for at least an hour, a little longer won’t hurt.  I recommend using a dark roast for this so you get a really strong coffee flavor.  This is what makes the ice cream so, so good!  Once you finish making the ice cream base, you add a nice little dose of Kahlua.  This is the other thing that makes this ice cream so, so good, and let’s face it, boozy ice cream is better ;)

Kahlua Cookies and Cream Ice Cream | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Once the ice cream is all finished and you’re transferring it to a container is when you add the Oreos. I like to put about a third of the ice cream in the container, add some crushed up Oreos, mix around just a bit, and continue on.  I really think this is the most dangerous part about making ice cream, because it’s so ridiculously good right out the machine, all self control tends to flee the scene…

Last up, if you’re really nice and decide to share, ice cream cones are a must!  I made a few different kinds, dipping them in white chocolate and ground up coffee beans.  I also did dark chocolate with Oreo cookie crumbs and of course some got sprinkles!  This is me we’re talking about!  Hope you all have a great weekend, stay cool, and go make some ice cream!

Kahlua Cookies and Cream Ice Cream | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Kahlua Cookies and Cream Ice Cream


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups whole coffee beans
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Kahlua
  • 15-20 Oreos, crushed up


  1. Bring heavy cream, milk, sugar, salt and coffee beans to a simmer. Turn off heat and steep for one hour.
  2. Bring mixture back up to a simmer.
  3. While mixture is coming up to a simmer, whisk egg yolks together in medium sized bowl.
  4. Temper hot mixture into egg yolks whisking continuously. I usually ladle in about a third of the hot liquid.
  5. Pour everything back into the pot and stir continuously over medium-low heat till mixture thickens. Please note this will probably only take about 4 minutes. If you need extra assurance, run your finger over the spoon. If it holds a line, you're good to go.
  6. Immediately strain mixture and discard coffee beans. Add Kahlua.
  7. Once ice cream base comes to room temp, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Add mixture to ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions. As you are transferring ice cream to container, add in crushed Oreos. I put about a third ice cream in container, add crushed Oreos, mix around quickly and continue layering.
  9. Store in a covered container in the freezer.

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32 Responses to “Kahlua Cookies and Cream Ice Cream”

  1. 1

    See? Now THIS is why summer is awesome.

  2. 2
    Beverley says:

    Now all I need to do is buy an ice cream maker. Yummy ingredients and all of which I love. You really do bring great flavours together. Your photographer skills are pretty fan too! xoxo

  3. 3

    Another one of your amazing recipes!

  4. 4

    Meghan, you are a ROCK STAR! You have just created my favorite ice cream during Ice Cream Month 2013. FAVE! Honest to goodness, I cannot wait to make this. Thanks for sharing, girl! xo

    • 4.1
      bblondie says:

      Thanks so much, Stacy! So happy you like it & can’t for you to make it either! Hope you enjoy it :)

  5. 5

    Another home run – delish!

  6. 6

    Drooling over here! This ice cream looks amazing. Eating ice cream for dinner is a must in this heat.

  7. 7

    ohmygosh!! i am drooling at 1230am. wow!

  8. 8

    Oh.My.God. Seriously, this is the best ice cream ever! You know I love Kahlua!!

  9. 9

    That ice cream looks incredible!

  10. 10

    You are an ice cream genius! Maybe an evil genius! Love these flavors!

  11. 11

    I’m totally a sucker for the ice cream straight out of the ice cream maker…it’s always so creamy!! I am loving this boozy ice cream!!

  12. 12
    Terra says:

    Now you are totally speaking my language!!! Cookies and Cream is my second favorite ice cream flavor……it may be number one now with kahlua!!!! Holy cats, YUM!!! Hugs, Terra

  13. 13

    I have been craving ice cream for the longest time. This one is amazing and I love the flavors.

  14. 14

    Coffee Oreo ice cream is my favorite! I love the addition of the Kahlua too, it looks awesome!

  15. 15
    Christine says:

    YUM you’ve combined my two favorite ice cream flavors into one. I always have a hard time choosing which flavor to buy but now I can have the best of two worlds…where have you been all my life??

  16. 16

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  17. 17

    Umm WOW. I’ve been seeing a lot of good looking ice cream recipes lately, but I think this one is a definite winner and it’s going to the top of my list of ice creams to make!!

  18. 18

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