Cookie Butter Ice Cream
I forgot where I was flying to, but on a flight years ago, they handed out this little red and white package of cookies for snacks. It said Biscoff on it and the cookie resembled ginger snap cookies based on the color. I'm personally not a fan of ginger snap cookies so I didn't eat it. I just placed the snack in my bag and drank the refreshment instead. On my return flight, they again handed out the exact same thing for a snack to my dismay. I put it in my bag thinking my son might like it when I get home. I got home and totally forgot about it. It sat in my bag for quite some time. Weeks later while at work, I was dying of hunger. It was ridiculously busy and I didn't have time to get lunch. Rummaging through my bag, the Biscoff package reared it's ugly head. At this point, it was better than nothing. Once I tore the package open and took my first bite, I immediately fell in love. This was NOT what I thought this little cookie was to taste like. The flavor was amazing and I was mad at myself for not trying these things much sooner. Every time I got on a flight, I would hope and pray that they had these snacks on board. If they did, I would ask for two.
For some reason, I thought these cookies were only available on flights as I've never heard of or seen them before. Imagine my complete surprise when shopping at Wal-Mart and came across the Biscoff Cookie Butter sitting on the shelf in the Peanut Butter aisle. I was in cookie butter heaven. It was also perfect for my son as he is allergic to peanut butter and this was a delicious alternative. Then one day, while in the ice cream aisle, I saw "it". The red and white packaging of Biscoff ice cream bar shining in my face. I was intrigued and placed it in my cart right away. I went home and showed my husband and son my discovery. When I tell you this was the best ice cream we ever had, it was the BEST ICE CREAM WE EVER HAD! This became our go-to for special treats. I introduced it to my siblings when they came to visit me in Arkansas (when I was living there at the time) and I got them hooked. Then one day, the shelf where my beloved Biscoff ice cream laid was empty. Ok... Guess they were out of stock. Came back a couple weeks later, still empty. This time, I couldn't even find the label for it anymore. I asked my family in Florida if they were able to find it and they too said their local Wal-Mart was empty. I don't know what happened but for a while, it was like it never existed...
That's where this recipe comes into play. Since I couldn't find it, I decided to create my own homemade version of this delicious ice cream. It starts off with the common ice cream base. The addition of cookie butter and Biscoff cookies is what makes this recipe as delicious as the original. The only thing missing is the chocolate coating but once you try this, you won't even notice. I am happy to report that the original Biscoff Ice Cream Bars are back on the shelf at my local Wal-Mart. However, that definitely hasn't stopped me from continuing the homemade version. If you love that cookie butter flavor, you will most surely love this ice cream recipe!
1. Place about half a package of Biscoff cookies into a zip lock bag. Crush them to your desired size of pieces. Set them aside for later use.
2. Use an electric hand mixer to beat the heavy whipping cream for a few minutes until it forms soft peaks. It should appear light and fluffy. DO NOT over-mix it or else you'll end up making butter.
3. Place 1/2 a cup of cookie butter in a microwave safe container and microwave it for 10 seconds. Then mix it until it becomes smooth and slightly runny.
4. To the whipping cream, add 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk, and about half of the cookie butter. Use the electric mixture to combine the ingredients until uniform.
5. In a loaf pan (I'm using a 9in x 5in) or any preferred container, pour in about 1/3 of the ice cream mixture. Then, layer in some crumbled/crush cookies and some of the cookie butter.
6. Repeat the previous step twice to use up the remaining ice cream mixture, cookies, and cookie butter. Then, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for a minimum of 4-6 hours or until firm.
Published April 4, 2023
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Have you tried Biscoff products such as their ice cream? What's your thought on this compared to the original?
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