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Sep 25, 2019

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

This Pumpkin cookies and cream ice cream is creamy, custardy, and it's loaded with crushed Oreo cookies. 

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Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

I've been on an ice cream kick lately. I love combining my favorite flavors and mix-ins into ice cream. I could pretty much eat ice cream for breakfast lunch and dinner.

While I've been having fun with no churn ice cream (such as this birthday cake ice cream and this peanut butter ice cream), this pumpkin and chocolate cookie ice cream is definitely a "do churn" ice cream. The main reason for making this ice cream from a custard is that pumpkin puree is very liquid-y, and does not lend itself to the no churn formula.

Plus, this pumpkin cookies and cream ice cream is amazing.

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with custard

Tips for Making Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream: 

First, you will need to make a custard base of the pumpkin puree, 5 egg yolks, sugar, salt, and spices, which you will cook until it coats the back of a spoon.

Next, add some vanilla and bourbon, and strain the mixture through a strainer to make sure there are no egg solids (scrambled eggs) in the ice cream mixture.

Finally, cool the mixture and then freeze it in your ice cream freezer. I have the most basic version of an ice cream maker, and it works pretty well!

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with Oreos

To spice this ice cream, if you have some pumpkin pie spice, definitely use it. Apple pie spice will work too. If you don't have either, just add a teaspoon of cinnamon with a pinch of ground cloves and ground ginger.

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Recipe Variations:

Instead of the Oreos, you could add crumbled chocolate brownies to this ice cream. You could also add chocolate cookie wafers.

Mini chocolate chips would work in this recipe too.

If ice cream is not your jam, but you like pumpkin and chocolate, just make this chocolate and pumpkin cheesecake instead!

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Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with Oreos in a bowl

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Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Yield: 8 servings
Pumpkin cookies and cream ice cream is creamy, custardy, and it's loaded with crushed Oreo cookies.


  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon
  • 2 cups (about 13 Oreos) crushed sandwich cookies


How to cook Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together pumpkin purée, egg yolks, sugar, salt, and pumpkin spice. Whisk in the cream and milk until smooth.
  2. Place the pan over low heat and cook while whisking until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Remove the pan from the head and add the vanilla and bourbon. 
  3. Strain the mixture into a bowl and chill for 8 hours or up to overnight.
  4. Once the mixture has chilled, churn it in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and using a spatula quickly fold in the cookie pieces. Transfer immediately to a one quart container, press the surface with plastic wrap, and freeze until firm, about 5 hours.
ice cream, pumpkin, Oreos, Cookies and Cream
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This recipe was adapted from Serious Eats.

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Would you like to comment?

  1. Oh my goodness I need to make this. It looks amazing!

  2. Sometimes the churn is totally worth it! I love the cookies!

  3. Pumpkin ice cream sounds so good! So worth the time to make it even. Pinning to make!

  4. This ice cream looks and sounds amazing. And I love the idea of putting brownies in it, too!

  5. That color looks gorgeous! I can just imagine the pumpkin flavor in this delicious looking ice cream.

  6. What a great fall take on cookies and ice cream!

  7. I would love a scoop of this ice cream right about now! This looks delicious!

  8. The cookies really add something special, don't they?


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