It’s not often we have treats at home, but when we do we like to go all in. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or a ‘just because’ celebration we have fun putting together menus and treats for the whole family.
Oreos are a staple from my childhood, and my kids have a fondness for them, too. We all have our favorite way of dunking and playing Oreo cookies, but when we were challenged to share how we play with our Oreos we thought we’d take a classic family favorite and make it at home!
My kids love to eat the ‘stuff’ off Oreos and eat the cookies separately which gave me an idea. One of their favorite kinds of ice cream is cookies and cream. So I decided to make a homemade twist on traditional cookies and cream ice cream with only two ingredients.
Can you guess what else we used other than Oreos?
You may have tried this at home, but it’s so simple. It takes this one simple fruit frozen to create a delicious treat. It’s bananas! Literally….it’s bananas. Frozen bananas make a great substitute for ice cream and they have lots of health benefits and no added sugar. (don’t worry-we get that from the Oreos!)
We always have bananas on hand so when some start to get a little too ripe I simply peel them and store them in the freezer for smoothies, banana ‘ice cream’, and more.
I simply added crushed Oreos to the mix and we had instant cookies & cream ‘ice cream’.
Oreo Cookies & Cream Banana Ice Cream Recipe
Tools needed: Food processor or high powered blender like Vitamix.
Ingredients: frozen bananas and Oreos
Step 1 is simple. Take a few Oreos (stuff and all!) and use your blender or food processor to crush the cookies. I used our Vitamix and pulsed the cookies into a powder. Remove after you’re done.
Step 2 is equally simple. Just add sliced or a whole frozen banana to your blender or food processor. Start on a low setting and turn it up to blend until totally smooth-about 30 seconds for a Vitamix.
Now just add in the Oreos to your banana ice cream and enjoy! For our test we used a LOT of Oreos so the ice cream became like a chocolate banana ice cream with Oreo chunks. Adjust it and taste along the way to get the perfect combo for yourself!
- Frozen bananas
- Crush Oreos in Vitamix or food processor
- Remove and set aside
- Place frozen bananas in Vitamix or food processor and pulse or blend until creamy and smooth
- Add Oreos to banana 'ice cream' to taste
Are you an Oreo fan? There are sooo many kinds of Oreos available now that we had trouble deciding what to use! If you love Oreos as an occasional treat check out all their flavors at your local market including the new Red Velvet Oreo available in stores now.
Win with Oreo
Oreo is hosting a fun contest to help you stop, drop, and play. You can enter to win fun prizes by sharing a picture of your favorite Oreo recipe creation! Choose your local store below to submit a photo. Each entry receives a chance to win a Polaroid CUBE camera or Oreo prize package.
- ACME Markets Stop & Play with Oreo
- Albertsons Stop & Play with Oreo
- Jewel-Osco Stop & Play with Oreo
- Shaw’s Stop & Play with Oreo
I’d love to hear your favorite way to enjoy Oreos! Note: Comments are only available via the widget below-our typical commenting system is closed on this post. If you’re reading via RSS feed or email you may need to click over to comment.
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