Oh my goodness. This stuff is heaven.
So, you know how we all have that one foodie weakness? That one food you cannot live without? You crave it constantly and you have to be put under supervision while consuming it so you don’t eat too much because you JUST. CAN’T. STOP?
Ya. That’s me and ice cream. Unfortunate really, because ice cream is oh so healthy for me, right? Eeek. But as we always say, all things in moderation. So as long as my husband is there to portion control, I allow myself to enjoy a nice bowl of ice cream here and there…
Now let’s talk about this stuff called spirulina. In case you haven’t heard of it before, spirulina is a superfood that comes in the form of powder. It’s high in protein, antioxidants, and it contains 9 essential amino acids. Woot woot for nifty superfoods that make Mint Oreo ice cream somewhat healthy (although the cream, sugar and condensed milk may offset that a bit) haha. We’ve said it before…we don’t like to use artificial colorings or flavors in our recipes. Spirulina gives the ice cream that beautiful green color without having to use food coloring! Life is good.
But, on that same note, you’re probably wondering why we included Oreo cookies in this ice cream. If you’ve ever looked at the ingredient list of Oreos, you know that they are far from all-natural. This is one of those times where we are making an exception to our all-natural guideline. Because again, all things in moderation. However, if you have the self-discipline to go completely all-natural, feel free to omit the Oreos and substitute them with cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips. Either way, this ice cream is a scrumptiously creamy treat. Just make sure to have your portion controller nearby. 🙂
- 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
- 1 quart whipping cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 quart milk (either low fat or whole milk)
- 2-3 tsp. pure mint extract (to taste)
- 1 tsp. spirulina (optional—see notes)
- 1 whole box of mint or original Oreos
- Add everything except the Oreos to an ice cream maker.
- Mix the ice cream according to the directions on your ice cream maker.
- Crush the Oreos into bite-sized pieces.
- Before you harden off the ice cream (in maker or freezer) gently fold in the Oreo chunks.
- Harden the ice cream and enjoy!
Spirulina is a superfood powder that is high in protein, antioxidants and contains 9 essential amino acids. You can buy it at most health food stores. If you choose to omit it, your ice cream will be white instead of green.