Dairy-Free Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
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This recipe is adapted from my book, Go Dairy Free 2nd Edition. Please note that the Prep time does not include churning and chilling times. It reflects hands-on time only. If you have a smaller ice cream maker, you can halve all of the ingredients to make just 1 quart.
Serves: about 2 quarts
  • 3 cups Ripple Unsweetened Dairy-free Pea Milk Beverage (original or vanilla)
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup sugar (see Sweetness Note below)
  • ½ cup non-GMO canola oil or other neutral-tasting oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla flavoring or paste
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum (corn-free is available)
  • 20 chocolate sandwich cream cookies, chopped into pieces (gluten-free, if needed; see Cookie Note below)
  1. Pour about half of the milk beverage into your blender and add the sugar. Blend for 1 minute, or until the sugar dissolves.
  2. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the oil through the lid opening (keep your hand around the opening as it might splatter!). Continue to blend for 1 minute.
  3. Add the rest of the milk beverage, vanilla, and salt, and blend for 15 seconds.
  4. Add the xanthan gum and blend for 1 minute.
  5. Place the blender jar in your refrigerator and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer.
  6. Give the mixture a quick 10 second blend.
  7. Process the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions.
  8. Once the churning is complete, stir in the chopped cookies.
  9. Pack the ice cream into a freezer-safe container, and freeze for 2 hours for soft set, or 4 or more hours for firm.
Sweetness Note: ⅔ cup made it sweet enough for our tastes, but ¾ cup will give it that extra sweet oomph and will help keep prevent ice crystals. Keep in mind that the mixture will taste less sweet once it is frozen.

Cookie Note: It can be hard to locate sandwich cream cookies that are gluten-free AND top allergen-free, since most brands contain soy. So I created a quick "cheat" recipe for making your own Top Allergen-free Better-than-Oreo Cookies.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-cookies-and-cream-ice-cream