First Monday Favorites – June 2017

Fresh garden mint and crushed Oreo cookies come together in this ice cream to create the most amazing creamy and super minty frozen summer treat.

Finally, a month when picking a favorite recipe didn’t take an act of God, a game of Eeny Meeny Miney Moe, or a random selection drawing from Brenna. This month the stand-out recipe was definitely Garden Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, due it’s extreme minty, light, fresh, and sweet flavor. I don’t think I could have picked a better way to kick off ice cream season. If you haven’t made homemade ice cream before, you really need to change that. Make sure to check out our Summer’s Coming Favorite Ice Cream List for loads of great recipes and our post on Homemade Ice Cream Making Must-Haves, where you can find lots of tips, tricks, and products to make churning homemade ice cream a simple and sweet experience.

You can find the original recipe for this Garden Mint Cookies and Cream Ice Cream HERE. Also, don’t forget that you can find other Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck past recipes by browsing through our Table of Contents.

First Monday Favorites – June 2017

First Monday Favorites – June 2017


  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 2 Cups Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 18 Oreo Cookies


  1. Place the cream, milk, fresh mint, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Pour the mixture into a heat-safe glass bowl, stir in the vanilla, and then allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
  4. Strain the mint from the cream mixture and discard it.
  5. Churn the mixture in an ice cream machine until frozen. This should take anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes.
  6. While the ice cream is churning, place the Oreos in a large plastic bag, seal, and then crush with a rolling pin.
  7. Combine the crushed Oreos and churned ice cream in a large bowl with a silicone spatula.
  8. Spoon the ice cream into freezer safe containers and freeze for later consumption.
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Fresh garden mint and crushed Oreo cookies come together in this ice cream to create the most amazing creamy and super minty frozen summer treat.

Don’t let this recipe slip away. How often do you find a recipe intriguing, yet forget where to find it when you finally get the hankering to make it? Instead of digging through old posts or wandering aimlessly around on the internet, why not Pin this recipe to Pinterest where you can find it when you eventually need it? Simply Pin the image above and you’ll have it when that time comes.

What recipe did you make last month that surprised, delighted and blew you away with how good it was; not the recipe with the most views, but your own personal favorite? Please link only recipes that are new to you and that you personally made over the past month. Add your recipe link below and feel free to visit other great First Monday Favorites.

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  • Sid’s Sea Palm Cooking

    Thanks so much for stopping by and linking this recipe to First Monday Favorites. I’m so craving ice cream now.

    • You and I both Sid…I’m having a hard time trying to pick my next flavor.

  • Wendy Klik

    I’m not surprised you chose this recipe. I fell in love with it the first time it posted.

    • Awww…thanks Wendy! You’re always such a great cheer leader!!!