Easy Cookies ‘n Mint Ice Cream

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Cookies ‘n Mint Ice Cream is perfect for these hot summer days…and you don’t need a machine! Just a few simple ingredients create a delicious ice cream, made even better with the addition of Cool Mint Cream Oreos!

green mint ice cream with oreos inside in a ice cream scoop on marble slab

Sometimes I reallllly hate being an early bird. I’m a morning person, through and through. Up with the birds…and as soon as 8pm hits, I’m pretty much no good for anything. I’m 35…going on 70. I’ve pretty much always been this way.

As a teen, it really sucked. I had a morning curfew: I could not, under any circumstances, call any of my friends before 10am. I’d be sitting there in my room, watching X-files reruns on USA just willing the clock to tick past 8:35…then 9:50…then finally! At 10am I could make my first phone call…and wake whomever was on the other end.

It’s only gotten worse as I’ve become an adult…and a parent. Especially when Jordan takes after me and her father, so 6am is sleeping in for her.

I, in fact, sleep in the most in my family. 6am is my preferred wake-up time. You don’t want to know what time my husband gets up. One time, a friend who plays words with friends with him wondered about the time being off on her app…until I told her that, no, its’ true. He does play it at 4am.

Poor Jordan never had a chance.

Oh well, while everyone is still sleeping in the morning, I get a lot of things done. I can make ice cream without a machine, and it’ll be frozen by dinner.

green mint ice cream with oreos inside in a ice cream scoop on marble slab

Yesterday I asked which recipe I should post today: ice cream or cupcakes…and the result was a resounding ice cream. Of course – it’s summer. It’s hot. Who wants to bake?

{I hope you do. Cupcakes coming tomorrow…}

This ice cream is the most simple, easiest ice cream you’ll ever make.

I call it Cookies ‘n Mint Ice Cream…but the other name for it would be Jordan’s Ice Cream. She loves mint. It’s her favorite flavor combo. Her birthday cake was mint. She asks for mint everything…including ice cream.

I am always happy to oblige her. Chocolate + Mint is one of my favs too!

The mint in this ice cream is exponentially mintier because I used Cool Mint Oreos in it. Mint ice cream + Mint cookies = Mint squared. Mint to the second power. Mintalicious.

Is it weird to say that this ice cream is more refreshing than regular ice cream? Because it’s mint? For some reason, cool mint flavor in an ice cream just screams refreshing to me. Cool mint ice cream to cool you off in this sweltering heat.

Oh, you’re not having sweltering heat? Come visit me and I’ll give you some. 😉

But don’t come too late at night. Come early in the morning.

green mint ice cream with oreos inside in a ice cream scoop on marble slab

The early bird gets the ice cream…

Easy Cookies ‘n Mint Ice Cream

This Easy Cookies 'n Mint Ice Cream is made without an ice cream machine! Mint ice cream filled with Oreos - perfect for your mint lover!
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  • 10 Cool Mint Cream Oreos
  • 1 tablespoon butter spread or butter, softened
  • 1 can 14 ounces fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 8 ounces fat-free Cool Whip thawed
  • Green food coloring optional


  • Pulse Oreos in a food processor until you get a fine crumb. Add butter and pulse until chunks form. Set aside.
  • Stir together sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract in a large bowl. (I like to do this in a tupperware, so that it can go straight to the freezer without me having to wash anything!) Fold in Cool
  • Whip gently. Add 3-5 drops green food coloring, if desired, to get the green “mint” color you want.
  • Add the Oreo crumbs to the ice cream and gently fold them in. Don’t mix too much or there won’t be chunks of them to bite into.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours, but overnight is best. Enjoy!

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate


Other easy ice creams you must try:

Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

Butter Pecan Pie Ice Cream

Sweets from friends:
Skinny Strawberry Banana Ice Cream by Eat Cake for Dinner
Salted Caramel Bourbon Nutter Butter and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream by Averie Cooks
Homemade Chocolate Syrup by Something Swanky

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    1. No, unfortunately ReddiWhip is not the same consistency as Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream. I don’t think it will work.

  1. I totally hear you! I am up by 5:45-6 and it’s really awkward when you’re staying at somebody else’s house or camping with friends. I am pretty much ready for a nap by 1:00 though 😉 Me & Jordan can be friends. Love Mint & Chocolate together. Great pics.

  2. Lol I was the total opposite of you when I was a teenager, Dorothy. I’d be up until 3 am and sleep until noon (I would’ve been one of those friends giving you an am curfew). But now that I’m basically a senior citizen in a 30-some-odd year old body, I love going to bed early and getting up early. I need to spend my early waking hours making this incredible ice cream! I love that I don’t need an ice cream maker – how easy is this?!