On a recent trip to Target for a few “essentials” my kids were feeling especially done. You know what I mean; it had been a long day of errand running and we all just wanted to go home. I’m also sure that all the people in the store with us were wondering what woman in her right mind would go to Target with her four young children. Trust me, I was wondering the same thing.
Then, all of a sudden I saw a very happy sight near the checkout stands. An extra large pack of Halloween OREOs just calling my name and begging to be snacked on. When I snatched the package off the shelf and plopped in into my cart I kid you not that my hoard of wild children instantly stopped whining and fighting–“You’re getting THOSE?!” my five year old exclaimed with excitement.
Anybody who says that money can’t buy happiness never bought a huge pack of cookies at the end of a long day, you know what I mean?
After we enjoyed a few cookies on a blissfully quiet ride home I started thinking how fun it would be to make some festive Halloween ice cream with a few of the cookies we had left. With that, Fall Festival Ice Cream was born–a delicious blend of pumpkin spice, cookie bits, and caramel sauce. Even though you might not think of ice cream when you think of Fall, this flavorful recipe will have you changing your mind pretty quickly.
- 1 cup milk, chilled Can be anything from whole to fat free.
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp. pumpkin spice extract Can be 2 tsp. if you prefer a stronger flavor.
- 8 orange cream cookies, crushed Like Halloween OREOs.
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to combine milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in heavy cream and pumpkin spice extract to taste.
Pour ingredients into your ice cream maker and mix until about half set up. Slowly start adding crushed cookies.
When ice cream is nearly done mixing (about 20-25 minutes), drizzle in about half of the caramel sauce. Once the ice cream is done mixing completely layer in the rest of the caramel sauce.
Eat immediately for a soft serve consistency or freeze several hours to firm up more.
What’s your favorite Fall recipe?
I got together with some other bloggers to share our favorite sweet and savory recipes that are perfect for this season! Check them out below. Happy eating friends!