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4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream {Cookbook Giveaway}

Summer is here! Friday was the last day of school for the kids in our neighborhood. We live across the street from the park and the kids are already out and about enjoying their summer vacation. Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand if you ask me. I am so ready for ice cream season!

We churned up a batch of 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream to celebrate the start of summer. The recipe comes from my dear friend, Alice’s, new cookbook, Savory Sweet Life. Alice’s book is filled with 100 simple and delicious recipes that are perfect for any and every family occasion. And good news-we are giving away a copy today!

Savory Sweet Life is one of those cookbooks that you can’t put down. There is a photo for every single recipe and the photos are stunning. Warning-your stomach might growl at you while reading Alice’s book:) The book is organized by occasion, such as, Sunday mornings, Game Day, Potlucks, and Family Game Night. The recipes are easy to prepare and use basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Alice also shares personal stories, time-saving tips, and practical advice. I love everything about the book!

The first recipe I tried from Savory Sweet Life was Alice’s Chocolate Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream. It is amazing! Alice created the recipe for her daughter who is sensitive to dairy. Yep, this ice cream is dairy-free! I promise you will never know it! The ice cream is so rich and creamy.

So what is the secret? Coconut milk! You blend coconut milk, sugar, and cocoa powder together and churn the mixture in an ice cream maker. You add the crushed Oreos during the last 5 minutes of churning and that’s it. So simple! I still can’t believe there are only 4 ingredients needed to create such a decadent ice cream. I know we are going to be making this 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream ALL summer long.

I can’t wait to cook and bake my way through Savory Sweet Life. I know it won’t be put back on our bookshelf for a long time.

Update: this giveaway is now closed! The winner is Kayle (The Cooking Actress) #96. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who entered!

To enter to win a copy of Savory Sweet Life, leave a comment on this post telling us what you are looking forward to this summer? Eating ice cream? Swimming? Family vacation? (The book is available for pre-order right now and releases on June 5th-tomorrow!)

The giveaway is open until Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 p.m. MST. The giveaway is only open to U.S. and Canada residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is provided to you by HarperCollins, but our opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links. 

4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream

Yield: 1 pint

You only need 4 ingredients to make this decadent ice cream!

Ingredients:

1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
10 Oreos, crushed

Directions:

1. Combine the coconut milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a blender and blend for 20 seconds. Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. During the last 5 minutes of churning, add the crushed Oreos.

2. Transfer the ice cream to a plastic container, cover, and freeze until ready to eat.

Note-Alice recommends using Chaokoh brand coconut milk because of its high fat content.

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711 Responses to “4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream {Cookbook Giveaway}”

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    I can’t wait to break out my ice cream maker this summer…I’ve owned it for two years and not made a single thing, but this is going to change very soon! This looks amazing and I love that it’s so simple.

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    Nicki — June 4, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    Mmm… I love ice cream. We haven’t made it at home since we moved, but this makes me want to get out our ice cream maker.

    nd (dot) farrell (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 4, 2012 @ 3:39 am

    So excited about her book! Awesome giveaway!

    what you are looking forward to this summer? = longer days and summer fruit!

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    Cate — June 4, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    I can’t wait to make more trips to the North Shore… there’s literally nothing better than a day at Waimea swimming, snorkeling and cliff jumping. Oh… and of course getting shave ice afterwards!

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    Bo — June 4, 2012 @ 5:03 am

    Shorts, tank-tops, flip-flops, and sangria!

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    amy marantino — June 4, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    i look forward to fishing with my nephews

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    AnnaG — June 4, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    Moving into my new house and breaking out the ice cream maker!

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    Amanda @ Veggies n Dogs — June 4, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    My bestie just recently moved to Australia, and I am going to visit her this summer! Can’t wait to see my friend thousands of miles away!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — June 4, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    I always look forward to eating ice cream. This summer though my brother is expecting his first child. I am really looking forward to that.

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    Amy F. — June 4, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    That ice cream looks incredible but can you tell me, does it have a strong coconut flavor? I’m really not a fan of coconut so I’m trying to imagine that flavor mixed with Oreos.

    And as for what I’m looking forward to… getting back home to Chicago to visit friends and family.

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    Anne — June 4, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    I’m looking forward to a visit from my family over July 4th–hamburgers on the grill, homemade ice cream (my nephew thinks we should make four kinds), croquet, sparklers, old Disney movies. It doesn’t get better than that!

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    Kiersten — June 4, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    I can’t wait to be FREE from school!

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    Melissa — June 4, 2012 @ 6:48 am

    I’m already enjoying fresh summer fruit! But I’m also excited for using our new ice cream maker and new grill :)

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    Meredith — June 4, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    Besides making this ice cream, I can’t wait to get my annual tan back!

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    Carolyn — June 4, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    I’m looking forward to a vacation to Europe, family get togethers, and some anticipated down-time….

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    Meg M — June 4, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    Looking forward to a week off from work for family vacation!

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    abbi — June 4, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    For the summer, I’m looking forward to eating out on the back deck and enjoying great weather!

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    Cori — June 4, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    I have some random weeks off from work this summer, so I’m really excited for those!

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    Nancy P. — June 4, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    In the summer I look forward to my birthday and the beach!!!

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    Melissa M — June 4, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I’m looking forward to slowing down, eating the tomatoes from our garden and hanging out with Big Daddy and MiniMe!

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    Katie — June 4, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I love how late it stays light out and eating dinner outside!

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    Kathryn — June 4, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I’m looking forward to warm weather, my garden, and boating on the lake.

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    Hannah — June 4, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    I’m looking forward to cold dessert and hot days!

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    This summer I’m looking forward to hiking!

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    I’m looking forward to reading lots of books, seeing family, and then meeting my daughter. :)

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    DessertForTwo — June 4, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Can’t wait for lonnnng summer nights that let you stay up later than normal :)

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    kt — June 4, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    I am looking forward to a less hectic schedule. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Sherri W — June 4, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    swimming… definitely during nap time, since that will be very relaxing!

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    Corey — June 4, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    Grew up working on a fruit farm and I still go back every season for fresh blueberries, raspberries and peaches. To me, nothing’s better than picking a sun-ripened peach straight off the tree and biting into it; it’s not summer unless there’s peach juice dribbling down your arm! I bet the cocoa-based ice cream here will go great with some black raspberries in place of the cookie bits- but I do love Oreos just as much!

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    Danielle — June 4, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Looking forward to building our new backyard patio!

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    Michelle — June 4, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    I’m looking forward to experimenting with the popsicle molds I picked up this winter!

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    Lucy — June 4, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I’m excited for fresh tomatoes and basil!

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    Gina B — June 4, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    A move, a new home, a new job – I’m excited for a new start!

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    Katie — June 4, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    this looks so easy, and yummy! I am looking forward to picnic lunches at the park this summer!

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    JessicaKW — June 4, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I am looking forward to creating meals with fresh local produce.

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    Jess — June 4, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    summer dishes and vacation!

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    Emily — June 4, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    Moving to Seattle!

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    Maria Malaveci — June 4, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Playing with my children outside!

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

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    Patricia Williams — June 4, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    I am looking forward to our family camping trip. I love spending time with or extended family. And this year my grandsons are coming!

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    Alysa — June 4, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    I am looking forward to sleeping later and lazier mornings!

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