Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First Post of 2010: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream



Hello... anybody out there??

Wow, it has been too long since my last post... and that was from last year! Happy (belated) New Year everyone! I have SO much to share with all of you... I don't know how I will be able to share everything that I want to share with you all, but I will try. Right now we are staying with some friends near Seattle and enjoying some R & R.

For now, I want to share a really YUMMY ice cream recipe that I've been saving for a long time now. If you love cookie dough ice cream (like me)... then you will LOVE this ice cream. I made a custard-like base using raw whole milk and soaked the oats in it which produced a rich, creamy & chewy texture. I used my 'Soaked & Ready' Oats, but you can use regular rolled oats... just remember that oats are very high in phytic acid which prevents absorbtion of important minerals and harder to digest.

I still want to make a chunky cookie dough ice cream someday, but this was a good start. I had to hide the ice cream from my hubby to make it last more than one night... yeah, it was that good!



Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • 2 cup raw whole milk
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup coconut sugar or rapadura
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, generous
  • 3/4 cup Soaked & Ready Oats (or you can use regular rolled oats)
  • 1/3 tsp ground cinnamon
 Pour milk, sugar and sea salt into a medium saucepan and set over LOW heat. Stir till sugar dissolves and when the mixture becomes very warm to touch add the oats and cinnamon. Simmer for about 8-10 minutes (don't let it boil!), stirring constantly, until the oats has thicken with a creamy texture but still chewy. 
To test for creaminess... Stir the mixture, pull out the spoon and the mixture should coat the spoon while slowly dripping off. Set aside.

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or rapadura
  • 1 1/2 cup cream or whole milk
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
 In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks with the sugar until throughly combined.

Add a little bit of oatmeal mixture into the egg mixture and whisk. Slowly continue to add more while whisking until completely blended. Whisk in the cream or milk. Taste for additional salt. Let it cool completely and refrigerate overnight in an airtight container.

Stir the mixture and churn in your ice cream machine. When ice cream is almost done add in chocolate chips. Scoop into an airtight container, cover and place in your freezer to firm up.


36 comments:

  1. Wow!! This looks and sounds amazing!! Wish I had an ice cream maker! Any other way this would work? I'm craving it now. ;)

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  2. Great photos! This sounds so yummy. I'd love to try it with a bit of rum in it, too.

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  3. That looks amazing, it's making me crave this even though it's raining outside...ice cream just taste better in the cold

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  4. I have bookmarked this. This is a great recipe..... yum yum yum!

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  5. Oatmeal is so good for us and the fact that you put it in ice cream is impressive! Enjoy your time in Seattle!

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  6. Wow this is impressive!! What a delightful creation! Love it.

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  7. Happy 2010, Marrilyn! Glad that you're back. Oh my, this is such a great recipe for the dry & hot weather over here. Hmmm...mm... yumm... And those photos look really delicious too! haha... See you around! Have a nice day.
    Best wishes, KRisty

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  8. Ack! Re-Post this during the summer. It might break freezing today for the first time since the New Year where I am... lol.

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  9. What's not to love... it's Ice Cream and good for you at that! :)

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  10. Welcome back! This recipe looks like it was worth waiting for.
    I actually heard more ice cream is consumed in the winter. I might have to add to that statistic:)

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  11. Sounds wonderful - which makes me think - why don't we use more variations on cookie dough ice cream? Peanut butter cookie dough, gingersnap cookie dough, chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough ice creams? I say you're on to something!

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  12. Happy New Year, Mare! Great to have you back! This ice cream is a great way to start off the new year of blogging!

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  13. Ooo, this has my name all over it. Delish.

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  14. Mmm! My mom loves oatmeal cookies, this summer we will have to make this.

    The Del sisters

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  15. Thank you everyone! Yes, I do think ice cream is best during the cold winters... know why?! Because of all the good fats that our bodies naturally crave more to keep us warm through winter... raw milk and raw eggs... so yummy!! Milk during the hot summer months can make us sleepy because the milk naturally heats up the body and while the body is trying to cool down!

    Again, thank you all for your kind comments!! Looking forward to sharing with you what's been happening over the last several weeks!

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  16. Denise - I saw your question about not having an ice cream maker. No problem! You can simply let it freeze in a plastic bowl and then let it thaw a little before chopping it up and throwing it into a blender. You'll have a soft-served like ice cream... add chocolate chips after you've blend it or you can blend the chips right along with the ice cream... your choice!

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  17. This definitely is a MUST make!
    For Denise and her no ice cream maker. One can still get a smooth creamy ice cream by putting it in the freezer once all mixed up and beating it by hand or a hand mixer with periodical check. Here's a site with good directions.. http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2007/07/making_ice_crea_1.html

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  18. Yum, raw milk and soaked oats--the perfect ice cream!

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  19. So yummy, Marillyn! We've been getting some lovely cream each week from a local Jersey cow - I know what kind of ice cream I'll make this weekend. :)

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  20. Marillyn!!!!
    First of all this recipe looks soooo yummy!!! I'm seriously craving this!!! Second I just got "The Spunky Coconut" cookbook and want to thank you again!!! I can't wait to try it out!!!

    It has truly made my day!
    We have been praying for you guys!!
    Ann Marie

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  21. Wow! Yummy! This ice cream looks delicious and beautiful photographs. I will have to give this a try.
    Happy New Year!!

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  22. The oatmeal ice cream with chocolate chips sounds excellent! Happy 2010!

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  23. My 10 year old son saw the picture of your ice cream and is jumping up and down saying "Make this, make this, please, please make this!". So I guess now I have to make it (twist my arm ;) ). Thanks for the recipe, it looks great!

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  24. welcome back, marillyn!
    the photo looks great! cookie ice cream sounds such a great combination!
    and i saw the tip about not having an ice cream maker. i hd no clue that i could still make ice cream without using it. thanks so much!

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  25. Welcome back Mare!! I missed your posts. I love cookie dough ice cream too, it just great that you've found a very healthy way of making it. I wish I can grab a bowl for myself!

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  26. Welcome back. I've been waiting for you. It looks like I'm kinda late. :D The ice cream looks great and fantastic.

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  27. Mare! This looks so yummy! I was just in the states a few days ago, I picked up a container of raw milk and then put it back because I still have vanilla ice cream that I made in the freezer. Look like I'll have to wait until next month!=( Maybe I'll make some cookie dough and add it to my ice cream. Have a great time with Clark and Charlotte and tell them that I say hi!

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  28. Stephanie MckenzieJanuary 18, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    I made this yesterday, the kids and I loved it! It tastes just like oatmeal choc. chip cookie dough, I love to eat cookie dough ; ) I am in love with coconut/palm sugar, it is sooo good! I have lost 5 lbs in less than a week (I am very overweight)going off gluten and that includes eating your ice cream. I feel like I am really thriving and I'm absorbing my thyroid medicine much better too! Thanks for your wonderful recipes!
    Steph

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  29. HI, stumbled upon your blog, real impressive and great pictures!

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  30. Again, thank you gals! I appreciate all your shouts :o)

    I want to hear more feedback on the ice cream... thanks so much Stephanie McKenzie!

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  31. This looks yummy- I love making homemade ice cream.

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  32. I'm actually going to try and make this ice-cream although planning to adjust it a little because the raw egg idea makes me a little nervous (and we don't use raw milk...dunno where I would even get any...:)). I like Ben & Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk (although I think when I ate it there was dark chocolate in it, not fudge) and my b/f suggested I should make my own because of a pint costing $4.50 :( So that's what sent me in search of a recipe to work with, to find your blog, and buy an ice cream maker. BTW, while I'm commenting, I find it brave to move to Costa Rica, I could maybe do something like that, but not for good I don't think, plus, not there, because I can't speak anything besides English. Also, I love your pictures, wish I could take some that good, and your children are adorable!

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  33. Tinker7- Don't be afraid of raw eggs! Especially if you buy them directly from a farmer, fresh and all the hens are running around. Eggs are rich in nutrients that benefit our eyes. They are also considered superfoods. When cooked most of the good stuff are destroyed. My family and I have been consuming raw eggs for over 3 years in smoothies and have not had any ill effects.

    Homemade ice cream is sooo much better than ben n jerrys. I used to LOVE their cookie dough ice cream, but find that to bother me now. So I made my own :o)

    Thanks for your comments and hope you enjoy the ice cream! Check out my other creations in my recipe page. Have fun!!

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