Cookie Monster Ice Cream {without a machine}

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I’m so excited to share that I made my FIRST homemade ice cream last week with my kids! It was a BIG hit, I’ve already got plans to make another flavor. I wanted to do something fun and different, so we died the ice cream BLUE, threw in a bunch of cookies, and called it Cookie Monster Ice Cream. I even learned a way to make it that I don’t need to have a machine, check it out!

homemade ice cream

As part of National Ice Cream month,

I’m teaming up with Real Seal to share this post. They are on a mission to encourage the world to DRINK REAL DAIRY, NOT SUPPLEMENTS!  We LOVE milk around here, and this ice cream was made with some real deal dairy goodness.

Dairy fact: Protein is essential for building and repairing tissue, maintaining fluid balance, transporting nutrients, and aiding in muscle contraction. We love our protein, right??

This ice cream idea all came together when I hosted a little Instagram game the other day, asking about favorite flavors of ice cream. Someone mentioned they’d been to an ice cream shot that sells Cookie Monster Ice Cream, and that it was blue, just like that cute little monster, and I thought it would be so fun to make with my kiddos!

They loved helping chop up the cookies and mix in the dairy. I think it was fun to see how one of their favorite treats was put together.

kids activity making ice cream

The hardest part is spreading out the jobs enough so that they all feel equally participating.  This recipe is SUPER simple, and if you are ok with dying your food every once in a while, the BLUE is pretty fun, but you don’t have to add that part in.

chips ahoy cookies and oreo's

This recipe makes a good half gallon, yumminess for several days!

Here is the recipe:

4.8 from 4 reviews
Cookie Monster Ice Cream
Recipe type: dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Homemade ice cream without a dessert. Easy 3 ingredients plus cookie mix in's!
  • ice cream:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1-14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • mix in's:
  • 10 Oreo cookies
  • 10 Chips Ahoy cookies
  • Blue food coloring paste (approx ¼ tsp.)
  1. Chill a metal bowl and/or beater blades for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Beat the cream cheese until creamy.
  4. Slowly add the sweetened condensed milk and beat again.
  5. Add in the blue food coloring, as much or as little as possible.
  6. Fold in the whipped cream gently.
  7. Stir in the cookie chunks.
  8. Transfer to a freezer friendly dish (I used a bread loaf pan)
  9. Freeze 4-6 hours or overnight

homemade ice cream without a machine

Make some Cookie Monster Ice Cream with your kids, ASAP!

real seal dairy

See also the Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites made with Real Seal Dairy.

healthy snack

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  1. yummy. can’t wait to try.

  2. I am totally going to try this!! It looks delish!!!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      It’s such a fun recipe for the kids, too! Especially breaking up the cookies! Your boys will love it!

  3. Yum! Love it!

  4. We love making homemade ice cream! Just wish I would have had this recipe for my youngest’s “Cookie Monster” themed birthday party.

  5. Super delicious!! It reminds me of Cookie Monster on Sesame Street who was my girls (and mine too) favorite. Can’t wait to make it!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  6. That looks awesome! Can’t wait to do it with my little girl!

  7. Normally I’d never eat any blue food, but I’m gonna make an exception for this ice cream! Pinning 🙂

  8. I HAVE to try this recipe! I don’t have an ice cream machine so it’s very doable. Thanks for posting!

  9. Too much fun!!!

  10. The kids would love to make this! Pinned!

  11. Oh my this looks so yummy! My kids will love making this! I just pinned it! 🙂

  12. This is seriously the coolest looking ice cream! My kids would love all the cookies and the bright blue color!

  13. Wow! This looks amazing, Kristen! Fun and delish!

  14. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing how to create easy ice cream without using a machine.

  15. Brooke Miller says:

    What flavor of ice cream are yall using?

  16. My 3 year old loves anything blue! I know he would love this. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Piper Whelan says:

    One thing before I try to make this- does it taste overly like Condensed Milk? I don’t like condensed milk at all.

  18. This is the cutest idea! And it looks delicious. This would be so cute for a birthday party. Love it!

  19. Great recipe. Love it. I will try it right now. Thanks for sharing

  20. Looking so Yummmm !!! Going to try for sure.
    – Ethan

  21. I have read your post, it was very helpful to me.
    Thank you for share the post.

  22. I love cookie monster Ice Cream. Thanks for sharing this amazing mouth watering recipe.

  23. Yahoo… it look fun, i will ask my son to do it on her birthday. thanks for your idea.