I love Oreo cookies and I only actually discovered them about 2 years ago when I made my Oreo cupcakes and Oreo traybake, I love how they keep their shape while inside a cake. I have also used them inside a baked alaska and a brioche and butter pudding, I have made marshmallows with them and also petit fours. I just find them a very versatile cookie and one that can be easily used in a dessert. I also love how they taste full stop!
Oreo have just brought out two new variants in their range of cookies, new Peanut Butter and Golden
and I was invited to create a recipe showcasing one or both of these new flavours, Now I have to admit I have been wanting to make a showstopper of an Oreo Cheesecake for some time and had an idea of what to make and how to make it. However, on the letter accompanying my samples it clearly stated that no simple Oreo cheesecakes were allowed!!! Aaaaargh what was a girl *ahem* to do??!!
Make another desert is the answer, and so I spent about 2 weeks uhmming and aaaahing over what to create. Then I decided to see if it were possible to make to make an Oreo version of a swiss roll ice cream bombe – hmmmmm! Well, there was only one way to find out, bite the biscuit and have a go! So I did and I have to say that although it does not look as amazing as I had really hoped, the homemade Oreo Ice Cream inside was delicious , and it was very easy to make and I think for ice cream and Oreo fans alike, this is a dessert to be enjoyed. I mean, what is not to like? It is Oreos and ice cream all in one!
It was quite tricky lining the bowl with the cookies – it took some time to get them inside the bowl as best I could. There were gaps – what can I say, they were inevitable, but those gaps to allow the Oreo cookie ice cream to seep through and be on show once the dessert is ready to serve.
Anyway, here is how I made my Oreo Ice Cream Bombe
- 600ml double cream
- 1 tin of condensed milk - I used the light version
- 1 jar of Tesco Cookies & Cream chocolate spread
- 6 Oreos (you can use whichever flavour you like, I used original)
- Plus approximately 20 Oreo cookies of your choice - I used new Peanut Butter and Golden flavours
- Line a large pyrex glass bowl with long film - you need to ensure you have some over hanging to enable the frozen dessert to be lifted out with ease
- Using the 20 Oreo cookies, line the bowl as best you can - you will need to cut some in half to squeeze as many in as you can. There will be gaps - it cannot be helped!
- Place the double cream and condensed milk in a bowl and whisk until it starts to thicken. Then add the chocolate spread and continue to whisk until it is a little thicker - it will be a bit like a thick (unset) cheesecake consistency when it is ready
- Pour into the bowl all over the cookies - you might have some left. Smooth over the top and then cover with me tin foil and place in the freezer for at least 8 hours or better still over night
- When you are ready to serve, carefully remove from the bowl, remove the cling film and place on to a serving bowl.
- You can re-freeze the dessert as long as it does not melt completely.
It did taste very nice, it was very rich due to the ice cream and the cookies surrounding it, so a little will go a long way. I also think this dessert can be spruced up to look more special by placing it on a nicer cake stand
I could not make my mind up how to present it to be honest, it took me ages photographing it without it melting, while trying to decide the best way to show it off and which cake stand or plate to use! (and not have over exposed photos – seriously, everything was against me this morning – those sparklers took about 50 matches to light!!). Anyway, however it is displayed it did taste good even if it looks a little well ‘rustic’!
The Golden Oreo cookies taste a bit like custard creams (yum!) and the peanut butter Oreos are ok, but I have to say probably my least favourite flavour in the Oreo Cookie range.
I have received products from Oreo for the post. It is an entry into the Foodies 100 Wonderfilled recipe challenge sponsored by Oreo, which marks the launch of 2 exciting new flavours, Peanut Butter and Golden. The delicious new flavours are available in all major supermarkets at an RRP 0f £1.08. To find out more, please visit www.facebook.com/oreo