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Cookie Monster Ice Cream

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Did you know that you can transform plain vanilla ice cream into homemade cookie monster ice cream with a simple technique? And the best part? No ice cream machine needed!

A true cookie lover’s dream!

Blue cookie monster ice cream in a sundae dish with a cookie monster cookie and scattered mini chips ahoy on a white marble countertop

By using softened vanilla ice cream from your favorite store, you can drastically reduce the time it takes to make your favorite sesame street ice cream, just like you’d find at your local ice cream shop. But we love homemade ice cream recipes!

Equipment you’ll need:

Ingredients for making homemade cookie monster ice cream including vanilla ice cream, mini cookies and food coloring

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • blue gel food coloring
  • Mini Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies
  • Oreo cookies minis
  • Golden Oreo minis

Directions for making Cookie Monster Ice Cream:

1. Soften the Vanilla Ice Cream by leaving it at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. You can also microwave the ice cream for 10-15 seconds until it is softened but not completely melted.

Light blue bowl with chunk of ice cream and mini cookies on the side

2. Add blue food coloring until you reach your desired blue color. I used a hand mixer to incorporate the color easier so I can get the perfect blue ice cream color. 

Light blue bowl full of ice cream with added blue food coloring being stirred with an electric mixer

3. Mix in mini cookies with a spatula until they are evenly distributed. Scoop into loaf pan. Use a piece of plastic wrap and set it directly on the creamy ice cream mixture.

Dropping mini cookies into a blue ice cream mixture in a mixing bowl to make homemade cookie monster blue ice cream
Blue ice cream being spread into a metal bread pan with a spatula
Blue ice cream in a metal bread pan sprinkled with mini chocolate chip and oreo cookies

4. Refreeze until ice cream is firm again, 2-4 hours, depending on your freezer’s temperature.

Frozen blue ice cream with mini chocolate chip and oreo cookies mixed in to make cookie monster ice cream that is blue and delicious

5. Once refrozen, scoop into ice cream cones or bowls.

Close up of blue cookie monster ice cream in sugar cones in a metal ice cream holder

Variations for Cookie Monster Ice Cream

  • Use Nutter Butter cookies, chunks of Oreos, marshmallow fluff, edible chocolate chip cookie dough, or your favorite cookies.
  • Use chocolate chip cookies to make a Cookie Monster ice cream sandwich.
  • Add in chocolate chips, white chocolate, edible cookie dough pieces, or hot fudge.
  • Make your blue Monster ice cream to make milkshakes.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for an added punch of flavor.
Blue cookie monster ice cream in a glass sunday with blue sprinkles on a white marble countertop with cookie monster sugar cookies and a loaf pan filled with blue ice cream in the background

Make sure to check out our fun homemade Cookie Monster Cookie recipe … the perfect pairing for this yummy blue ice cream and also a must have for your Sesame Street themed birthday party or event!

Blue cookie monster ice cream in a glass sunday with blue sprinkles on a white marble countertop with cookie monster sugar cookies and a loaf pan filled with blue ice cream in the background

Tips for making this easy homemade ice cream:

blue ice cream in sugar cones sitting in a black metal ice cream cone holder rack

Transforming plain vanilla ice cream into a deliciously flavored treat is easy with this simple technique. All you need is some softened vanilla ice cream and your favorite cookies. 

Cute clue ice cream in a sugar cone with candy google eyes to make it look like cookie monster with a cookie in his mouth

We think that this no churn cookie monster ice cream recipe will be the perfect addition to your Sesame Street themed birthday party or just a fun treat that everyone will love! 

Looking for more fun party recipes? Make sure to check out our Strawberry Napoleon recipe, it’s another party favorite!

Two bowls of blue ice cream with cookie monster cookies and little mini chocolate chip cookies sprinkled around them

Cookie Monster Ice Cream

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes

Did you know that you can transform plain vanilla ice cream into homemade cookie monster ice cream with a simple technique? And the best part? No ice cream machine needed! A true cookie lover's dream!

This fun easy ice cream hack recipe would also make the perfect dessert side for a Sesame Street themed birthday party or event. Preschoolers and toddlers will love this fun blue ice cream and all of the yummy cookie toppings! Moms will love how easy this simple recipe comes together with literally just a few ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • blue gel food coloring
  • mini Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies
  • Oreo cookies minis
  • Golden Oreo minis

Instructions

    1. Soften the Vanilla Ice Cream by leaving it out at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. You can also microwave the ice cream for 10-15 seconds until it is softened but not completely melted.
    2. Add blue food coloring until you reach your desired blue color. I used a hand mixer to incorporate the color easier so I can get the perfect blue ice cream color. 
    3. Mix in mini cookies with a spatula until they are evenly distributed. Scoop into loaf pan. Use a piece of plastic wrap and set it directly on the creamy ice cream mixture.
    4. Refreeze until ice cream is firm again, 2-4 hours, depending on your freezer's temperature.
    5. Once refrozen, scoop into ice cream cones or bowls.

Notes

When using gel food coloring, scoop the gel out of the container with a toothpick. To prevent contaminating the gel, use a separate toothpick when additional color is needed.

Store in an airtight container in the freezer with plastic wrap directly on top of the ice cream.

Topping Variations:

Use Nutter Butter cookies, chunks of Oreos, marshmallow fluff, edible chocolate chip cookie dough, or your favorite cookies.

Use chocolate chip cookies to make a Cookie Monster ice cream sandwich.

Add in chocolate chips, white chocolate, edible cookie dough pieces, or hot fudge.

Make your blue Monster ice cream to make milkshakes.

Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for an added punch of flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

*This calculation is just an estimate ~ results may vary!

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