Foodiva's Kitchen: Oreo Milk Ice Cream with Fierce Chocolate Tuile Cones

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oreo Milk Ice Cream with Fierce Chocolate Tuile Cones



You may have heard of Momofuku's famed Cereal Milk, the outrageous (but oh-so-real and yummy) creation of Momofuku Milk Bar's pastry chef and owner, Christina Tosi. This imaginative woman also created the equally addictive-sounding Crack Pie and Compost Cookies. Well, enough said.

A while ago, I was surfing through the net when I came across this very interesting twist to Cereal Milk, which is much, much better. What's better than Cereal Milk, you ask? Why, Cereal Milk Ice Cream, of course! Well done, Cenk of Cafe Fernando for doing something to realize the fantasies of many a foodie across the globe. His post then got me thinking...what else tastes good dipped in milk? I think you see where I'm going with this, yes? Well, your second foodie fantasy is about to be fulfilled.

My tasting-brigade came early.... while the cones were just coming out of the oven.

If you have been eating your decent quota of Oreos, you will know that it is the only brand of cookies in the world that currently bear the unashamedly gimmicky tagline, "Milk's Favorite Cookie". Now I've seen Oreo ice cream before so that's no biggie, but they always seem to come as crushed Oreo-bits speckled against a white vanilla ice cream base. I was thinking more of an Oreo-flavored milk ice cream, but I wasn't going to wait around to let the Oreos steep in the milk. No, my way would be the impetuous woman's way!

That Oreo Milk resembled the shade of my kitchen counter in an oddly disturbing way...

I simply blended the Oreos, complete with filling, and used this 'Oreo Milk' to cook the custard base. I did wonder if the creamy filling was filled with something decadently unprintable because not only did it make the custard super-sweet (I reduced the sugar from 1/2 to 1/3 cup), it also thickened it super-quick. A bit too-scary quick. But maybe that was due to the flour in the Oreos too, now that I think about it.

 Custard before (L) and after (R) adding the heavy cream. 

The ice cream part was actually the boring bit of this whole process. While the custard was churning in the ice cream machine, its color started to turn paler by the minute. In fact, it began to look alarmingly like the shade of my facial mud pack! The thought of a mud-colored ice cream was disheartening, even though I was convinced that the taste was still going to blow me away. At that point, my natural (or is it trained?) fire-fighting ways kicked into gear.


I thought the mud-like ice cream needed something else to go with it to highlight its je ne sais quoi-ness....and so I decided to make my own cones. Fierce-looking chocolate ones, no less! I don't know how or where the 'fierceness' came from, but I was inspired to name it such from the red stripes, squiggles and dots that subsequently adorned the dark cones. I totally appreciate how inspiration can often come in the midst of a creation and while I embrace this gift fully, I do have to think up appropriate names for my edible 'Frankensteins' sometimes.


The easiest way I could think of to make cones was from tuile cookies, as they can be wrapped around a form while still warm (no, make that hot!) and take on the shape of that mold once cooled. To make the molds, I drew circles on cardstock paper using a CD as template, rolled them into cones and secured them with tape. Easy. The hard part was to actually roll the tuiles before they hardened into cookies, and I had all of 10 seconds to do that. Burnt fingertips are the hallmark of every successfully homemade cone! Hey, you've got to bear the battle scars before anyone can pronounce you glorious, right?

And just look at these glorious cones! 

Saved by the cone. 
Well, actually the Oreo Milk ice cream didn't need any saving. It was OMG-so-good by its own merit!


We had some babes (not the grown-up version, the few-month-old ones) over here last Monday, and while their mommies were enjoying my homemade ice cream, they happily sat drooling against a human cushion. Don't they look much yummier than my ice cream? ;-)

Happy after their Oreo Milk frozen treats. Ok, don't panic....we didn't give the babies any!

When you have this dreamy kind of dessert in your hand, you must have great music to accompany your eating experience. What better to listen to during your ice cream-licking reverie than something from my favorite schoolteacher in the whole wide world, Sting? Here I share two of his videos: 

The first is a soundtrack from the movie Kate and Leopold, also featuring my favorite actress and Aussie hunk (come on, we all have one!):


The second is a dance piece with Alessandra Ferri, which I find rather fascinating. Not for the fact that Sting is topless in this video (although yes, hmmm...) but because of the way this girl dances. If I can dance as exquisitely on my toes as she does, I wouldn't even be writing this food blog. Or be anywhere near food, for that matter. This is really lovely, so enjoy. Just.... don't let the ice cream melt.


Oreo Milk Ice Cream with Fierce Chocolate Tuile Cones

Oreo Milk Ice Cream
Ingredients:
Oreo Milk
yield: Approx 1 cup
1 cup whole milk
8-9 Oreo cookies

Ice Cream
Yield: Approx 3 cups
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup Oreo milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg yolks

Method:
1. Prepare the Oreo Milk - Place Oreos (leave the filling in) and milk in blender and process for a 30 seconds to 1 minute until smooth. Strain the milk using a fine-mesh sieve and set aside.
2. Prepare the Oreo Milk Ice Cream - Pour the heavy cream into a medium bowl and place it in the fridge until needed. Combine Oreo Milk, sugar, salt and vanilla extract in a small pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
3. In the meantime, in a medium pot, whisk together egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm milk mixture into the yolks while whisking constantly. Place over medium heat and stir until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon.
4. Pour the Oreo custard through a strainer into the chilled heavy cream and stir to combine.
5. Chill the mixture overnight (or for 45 minutes in the freezer) then churn it in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Scoop into an airtight container and place in the freezer to firm up further. Serve with chocolate tuile cones.

Fierce Chocolate Tuile Cones
Ingredients:
65 grams /¼ cup softened butter (not melted)
60 grams /½ cup sifted icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
65 grams /1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
A few drops of red food coloring

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180C /350F. Using a hand whisk or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, cream butter, sugar and vanilla to a paste. Keep stirring while you gradually add the egg whites. Continue to add the flour in small batches and stir to achieve a smooth batter/paste. Be careful not to overmix.
2. Scoop out about 2-3 tablespoons of batter into a small bowl and add red food coloring. To the rest of the batter, add the cocoa powder and whisk quickly until well incorporated.
3. Cover the bowls with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up or for 10 minutes in the freezer (This batter will keep in the fridge for up to a week, take it out 30 minutes before you plan to use it).
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Place two circle templates (about 4" in diameter) under the mat. Use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate batter thinly on the mat. Leave some room in between your shapes. Place the red batter in a parchment-paper piping bag and pipe lines or dots on the circles.
5. Bake for about 5-6 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Immediately release from baking sheet and proceed to shape into cornettes around the paper cone. Work fast as the tuile hardens in about 10 seconds. The tuiles are very hot so use an oven mitt to hold them around the cone while they set (10 seconds). Keep them in an airtight container until ready to use.

Paper cone molds
Trace a circle around a CD onto sturdy card stock paper (I used an old gift box). Cut around it, roll into a cone shape and seal edges with Sellotape. Make 2 of these.

54 comments:

Three-Cookies said...

Did you spill some crushed Oreo's on the counter:) The ice cream and cone sounds really really delicious, ingenious.

Foodiva said...

Three-Cookies, crushed Oreos all over the counter...now that would be everyone's dream in this house. LOL!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Maya you are beyond creative with those tuiles cones, so cool, so FIERCE. No worries about the color of your ice cream, I got a funny colored one too coming up in 2 days in a post. Oreo....yumm.

Foodiva said...

Evelyne, what is it about us that we can't ever settle for normal? ;-)LOL, sooo looking forward to your funny-colored ice cream, girlie!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Oh wow what a great idea!! This ice cream looks so delicious and I love what you did with the cones! :)

Tina @flourtrader said...

You are a food diva for thinking and creating such a fantastic combo. The ice cream is great by itself but the addition of the cone put it really over the top. Bravo-well done & Yum!

Foodiva said...

Kelly and Tina, thanks so much! The cones are pretty wild, aren't they? The kids (and adults) loved them, and they tasted cookie-awesome too!

Erin said...

This is just stunning! I love that you made cones for them too - sounds so good!

Cake Duchess said...

Maya- You are right...those cones are FIERCE and look so good! Even though you say the ice cream color faded, I would happily take 2 cones:) Adorable babies and I also sort of like Sting;) (yes, we used 15 mangoes...we have had that many fall every day!)

yummychunklet said...

How decadent! But, I love the look of those cones!

Sandra said...

You left me with a big smile on my face:) ..not only that I love love love ice-cream that you made, with homemade cones(I am your fan forever) but I adore Meg R. and Sting..Amazing post Maya, just amazing!!!!

Foodiva said...

Lora@Cake Duchess, glad we agree on the cone nomenclature! Now I know I shouldn't, but right now I have mango envy....Italian mango envy, to be precise. LOL.

Foodiva said...

Sandra, well you know, I'm in the business of smiles! And it's a hard one to be in....but immensely fun, I don't mind doing this everyday!

Christine's Pantry said...

Ice cream looks wonderful.

shaz@feedingmykidsbetter said...

I like how you reinvented the cookies & cream flavour. And the cone! Wow. Fantastic job on those fiercies. :)

Cenk said...

Maya - Many thanks for the great mention and happy to hear you were inspired by the ice cream. Your creation looks fantastic - especially the tuile cones. I'll give it a try soon!

PFx said...

Stunning looking tuile! Worth the work! I never actually try colouring them like that, it's great effect and I am learning something new today.
And Oreo icecream!!? Who's got the heart to say no! Babies, Kiddies, Mommies, everybody will be happy.

Foodiva said...

Christine and Shaz, thank you! And Shaz, I really like that word, fiercies ;-)!

Foodiva said...

Cenk, thank you for swinging by. If there ever is a Baking Idol, then you're definitely mine! If you try these tuiles (after swearing never to make a cone again, ever) and you like them, I'll be over the moon with joy ;-). Thanks again for the ice cream inspiration!

Foodiva said...

Pierre, you learnt something new from my blog? Finally, I'm able to return the gesture because I've learnt many new things from your blog already ;-).

Marina said...

Ok, this really looks perfect.. You really are a Food Diva! :)

Carolyn said...

OMG, those cones are fantastic! The whole recipe is, but those cones blow me away. Wow!

Anonymous said...

I want some moreeeee! The cone n the ice cream looked and tasted fab! Thanks for having us over maya xx

Cher said...

Ah. You had me at Oreos and you sealed the deal with Sting. SIGH.
This is a really great concept & love those cones!

Chef Dennis said...

that ice cream looks outrageously delicious, but those home made cones are over the top!

Vicki Bensinger said...

This looks amazing. What's not to like. I just wish I had my ice cream machine with me while we're traveling. Now I'm going to have to wait to whip up a batch of these. Fun post. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Lacy DeVeney said...

Wow this looks fantastic!! I LOVE the cones, definitely FIERCE! :)

Emily Malloy said...

Love this recipe!!!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Wow, what beautiful homemade cones. See, I don't have the patience to make things like that.

RavieNomNoms said...

WOW look at you! That is so fantastic! The cones are just out of this world huh??

That video of the dancer is amazing! I love watching girls on pointe...I haven't done that in so many years, still amazes me though!

Two fit and fun gals said...

mm i love oreos!! this sounds great yum :D

Foodiva said...

Marina, well I try to live up to the rep... :-). LOL!

Foodiva said...

Anonymous (I know who you are), you're most welcome chicken! Next time, just ignore the sugar rush and you'll all be fine...haha!

Foodiva said...

Cher, picture this... You, me and Sting, on a beach licking my Oreo Milk ice cream cones. There couldn't be anything more perfect! :-)

Adora's Box said...

Another diva-licious treat! Naughtiness in sophisticated cones. Both the ice cream and cones look so delicious. Nearly as delicious as the little ones.

the [sugar] apothecary said...

OHMYGOODNESS. I've had a renewed sense of awe for David Chang / Momofuku since I picked up his new food quarterly ("Lucky Peach"), and I am loooooving your inspired Oreo milk! Those homemade cones take the cake, though. Fierce? Yes. Battle scars? Even fiercer! I love the stack of eggshells in the background, too. Folks forget how much work goes into ice cream!

Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen said...

Awesome work, as usual! Love the cones--I was recently thinking of making my own cones as well! :)

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) said...

Maya- Do your kiddos have any idea how lucky they are to have your fierce self as their mama? I need to visit Brunei to remind them. Kudos Kudos Kudos my friend. Those look absooolutely incredible. Muah!

Michael Toa said...

Oreo cookies ice cream is one of my favourite! The cones look fantastic too Maya. The babies are delicious... which sounds really wrong. I don't eat human babies.

Trix said...

Those cones really ARE fierce!!! They're so cool and kind of 1980s/Power Station, remember? Love. It.
Does your brain ever stop working by the way??? You are unstoppable.

Foodiva said...

The Sugar Apothecary, I didn't know he now has a food quarterly. Lucky you, for the stream of inspiration you can get over there! Now, what ELSE tastes good with milk? Or as ice cream? LOL!

Foodiva said...

Jenny doll, I think they do... but come over here to remind them again anyway! We'd love to have you :-).

Foodiva said...

Michael, I don't eat human babies either! LOL. But they're still delicious, somehow ;-). Well, these ones who came to visit were!

Foodiva said...

Trixiebella, what... Power Station? Oh maan, we're really showing our age now! LOL. Can I deny ever knowing about them? Btw, this brain, it never stops ticking. Ever.

Victoria said...

I've had the cereal milk ice cream at Momofuku Milk Bar! It's really such a crazy awesome idea, and I love that you took it one step further and make oreo milk ice cream! I'm so going to have to try this soon (bookmarked!) and those cones sure are fierce! Very very diva ;-)

Kate@Diethood said...

This is freakin' fantastic! Have I told you that you are super-creative? I know I have... well you are! :) I wish I had a percentage of that imaginary mind of yours! :)

Zoe said...

The Tuile Cones are fantastic! I'll bookmark this recipe for our coming Down-under summer.

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

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Your recipes are fabulous. I am now following you. I would love it if you followed me back.

Lindselicious said...

Oooh Oreo ice cream and those cones sound so good. And those babies are so cute- I saw Vuli the giraffe in there too!

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Evan @swEEts said...

This is amazing!! I tried to make my own cones once and failed miserably.. I'll definitely be giving them another go with your recipe though! And oreo milk? genius.

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

Not only fabulous ice cream but look at these cones! Just stunningly creative and delicious to boot, too.

Lilly said...

I envy you. You make the greatest stuff all from scratch! Now you came up with a lovely ice cream recipe on a homemade ice cream cone! You ROCK!

Also the babies are too cute! But I rather have your ice cream =)

Joy said...

That is so freakin cool. I love what you did with the cone.

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