Blizzards. McFlurries. Ice cream blended with cookies, candy or fruit: the signs of summer.
Today I’m sharing a simple recipe, but in the midst of a hot summer, aren’t those the best kind of recipes? This one really is simple, needing only two ingredients, but a whole lot of will power.
My all-time favourite type of Blizzard/McFlurry is Oreo, so of course this recipe uses Oreos. But, as with any Blizzard/McFlurry, the possibilities are endless! Coffee Crisp, Cookie Dough, Smartie, Strawberry, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup (oh, I’m trying that next), you can use whatever you’re craving. Just make sure you use lots of it – the chunkier the better.
I recently bought a cheap, 3-cup food processor, and even though it’s tiny and doesn’t fit much, it’s so great when making pestos, tapenades, and these lovely ice cream concoctions. Just chop the cookies for a bit, add in the ice cream, mix, and voila. It couldn’t be easier. Or tastier.
Depending on the ice cream you’re using, you may need to add in a little milk or cream to thin it out. I’ve been making these on hot enough days that the ice cream is already slightly soft before it goes in the food processor, but if you need to add a little liquid to thin it out go ahead. Just but be sure not to add too much – the ice cream will soften when mixed and you don’t want a melty mess.
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- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 3 oreo cookies
- Place cookies in a food processor (or blender) and chop until desired consistency. The chunkier the better.
- Add in ice cream and blend until thoroughly mixed. Scoop into a large glass or bowl and devour immediately.