Monday, August 27, 2012

Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream

Are you as tempted by Circus Animal Cookies as I am?
I was grocery shopping and saw a package of 
these pretty pink and white critters.  I usually don't buy
them because I can't leave them alone, but we were
going to Lake Powell and the kids do like a lot of treats.

Then I got inspiration to try the Circus Animal Cookies out
in a batch of ice cream, so I surreptitiously hid them in 
the back of the pantry so they wouldn't be consumed.

It turned out to be a great ice cream flavor.

As a matter of fact, most of it had been eaten out
of the freezer before it was time for dessert, so I
was lucky to get any photos.

Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream
(This recipe has been sized for a 2 Qt. ice cream maker, double it if you want more.)

1 1/4 C. white sugar
equivalent of 4 pasteurized eggs (Egg Beaters)
1/2 C. marshmallow cream
2 C. heavy whipping Cream
1 C. milk
2 C. crushed Mother's Circus Animal Cookies
red food coloring
additional Circus Animal Cookies

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, Egg Beaters and marshmallow
cream on low.  Then stir in the whipping cream and milk.  Add a few
drops of red food coloring to make it pink if desired. 

Place the cream mixture in your ice cream freezer container.  

I love the Cuisinart 2 Quart Ice Cream freezer because it is big
enough to really get the ice cream frozen.

When ice cream is almost frozen, sprinkle in half of the crushed cookies.
Let the ice cream freezer mix them in.  When it is frozen as hard as
the freezer can make it, remove the paddle and hand stir the remaining
cookies into the frozen ice cream, being sure to stir all the way to 
the bottom.  Add additional crushed cookies if desired.

Place the ice cream in the freezer several hours until solid.

Garnish with additional cookies.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Jacqueline, this looks delicious! What a cute idea! I'm sure it was a hit!!

  2. Ice cream is my downfall:):) Just had a small cone.....

  3. I can only imagine how delicious that ice cream must have tasted! It looks so good!

  4. It must have been so delicious. I never saw such beautiful animal crackers like this. Perfect add in for vanilla ice cream. xo

  5. What cute animal cookies. I don't think I've seen them iced. The ice cream looks delicious. ;-)

  6. What a grab idea! i love circa cookies as well and this would be fabulous for a child's birthday party! anne

  7. Hi Jacqueline,
    What a great idea! I love animal cookies.. When I see them at the market it reminds me of my children when they were young. They loved them.. That was their treat.

  8. I imagined I could smell that ice cream! What a treat it must have been. You have such great ideas!

  9. The kids must have loved this ice cream, so cute!

  10. OK..true confession: I have never seen an ICED animal cookie! Never! I must be living in more of a cave than I thought!!! :-) Wow! This dessert would be SO great for a kid's birthday party or bar/bat mitzvah!!!

  11. That looks delicious!!! Too bad we don't have marshmallow creme here in Italy :(

  12. This is the cutest idea! I have a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker and I love it. I've been making ice cream for my family all summer but have never seen a recipe quite like this. I am definitely going to try it. I have a feeling this one will make me Very popular! : )

    Danielle xo

  13. Jacqueline, what a great concept! I love the color of the cookie infused ice cream. It was nice to see you and Jean the other day. I had a college piano teacher we used to bring animal cookies too --she adored them, and we hoped we could bribe her by bringing them to her. Joni

  14. So fun and colorful! I want to try this!

  15. Oh my gosh we just made it and had to force ourselves to put it in the freezer. Anymore ice cream recipes?


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