Cookies & Cream Ice-cream Tart
Cookies & Cream Ice-cream Tart

Cookies & Cream Ice-cream Tart

This will be my second month of joining the Chocolate Party… it almost sounds like I joined a political party when I say it like that! Never fear, the chocolate party is a group of chocolate loving bloggers and cooks who make delicious dishes using chocolate and the monthly mystery ingredient.

Cookies and Cream Ice-cream Tart

Cookies and Cream Ice-cream Tart

This month the secret ingredient is ice-cream. The challenge is to use ice-cream in a dish with chocolate.  We have been forbidden by our host to make chocolate ice-cream.

Cookies and Cream Ice-cream Tart

Cookies and Cream Ice-cream Tart

I struggled with this challenge a little for a while because I loathe photographing ice-cream. It is impossible! Just when you get the lighting right and the styling ok, you find you have a bowl of liquid where there once were reasonably perfect scoops of the frozen treat.

Cookie and Cream Tart

Cookie and Cream Tart

So in my mind I started to formulate a recipe. For ease of serving I wanted an ice-cream tart.

Cookies & Cream Ice-cream Tart
Recipe Type: Dessert, Chocolate, Ice-cream
Cuisine: American
Author: Julie
Serves: 12
This is a simple dish that a child could make, but it serves up beautifully.
  • Base
  • 300gm Oreo Cookies
  • 100gm melted butter
  • Filling
  • 1 litre Cookies & Cream Ice-cream
  • Topping
  • 150gm chocolate
  • 3/4 cup pouring cream
  • Decoration
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 t/s vanilla paste
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • mini oreos
  1. Combine Oreos and butter in a food processor and pulse until they resemble fine bread crumbs.
  2. Press the crumb into flexible silicone cupcake moulds and then refrigerate.
  1. Process the ice-cream until just smooth.
  2. Spoon into moulds leaving 3mm from the top for the ganache.
  3. Place dessert in the freezer to set.
  1. Heat the cream in a saucepan and remove from the heat.
  2. Stir through the chocolate until melted and the ganache is smooth.
  3. Allow to cool completely at room temperature.
  4. Pour ganache over the ice-cream tart and refrigerate.
  1. Whip the cream with icing sugar and vanilla.
  2. When serving pipe cream on the tart and add oreos, sprinkle with chocolate if desired.

This is a link up so please take a look below at all the other delicious Chocolate and Ice-cream desserts below posted by my fellow participants.

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This months Chocolate Party was hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking and myself.

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  1. I agree ice cream is really hard to photograph! But you handled this challenge well – delightful dish! Who can resist Oreos? No one I know! Really good stuff – thanks so much.

  2. This looks sooo good! Love the tart idea, and the photos came out great! Can’t wait for July to roll around up here…

  3. I´m way behind with this challenge. And I love ice cream so much. For now, I´ll stare at your gorgeous ice cream tart Julie!

  4. photographing ice cream is never easy but at least it’s not summer 😛 your tart looks incredible!

  5. Hehe the chocolate party is the only kind that I would join! Gorgeous work Julie! 😀

  6. Guess great minds think alike, Julie. My Mini Baked Alaskas have homemade Oreo ice cream in the middle =)

    Your tarts look spectacular. I wouldn’t guess for a second Ms. GourmetGetaways found photographing ice cream a challenge.

    Thank you for the recipe =)

  7. Why is it that cookies and cream tastes so good? Oreos, cookies and cream ice-cream, really anything with that combination is a winner. Your dessert looks gorgeous!

  8. Cookies and cream plus chocolate. I am in. Looks delicious and your photos are beautiful!

  9. this is a party I could join! Love the tart 🙂 When I am photographic ice cream I freeze the bowl I am using for the shot so that the ice cream stays colder for longer. Hope that helps the next time you have to take pics 🙂

  10. I’m just going to look… mustn’t make this just at the moment, as there have been far too many cakes and biscuits made here and it’s timefor soups and salads!! Looks delicious though, one for summer.

  11. What a fun challenge! Ice cream is so wonderful that it doesn’t matter that it’s freezing outside- I want it!

  12. Julie, I wonder if there’s anything at all that you couldn’t photograph! You really do take fabulous pics. This looks delicious! 🙂

  13. Ice cream is terrible isnt it.? Still at least its cold weather. What a brilliant idea. It looks delicious and I am sure was gobbled down with delight at your house

  14. They look cute and very delicious…Many of these refreshing tarts for me, please!!!!!!

  15. Ooh this looks perfect for kids and adults!Love your gorgeous pics too Julie and the recipe sounds easy enough for me to try 🙂 Yumm!!!

  16. Your tart looks utterly delicious, I love the flavours in this 😀


  17. Oh your pictures are wonderful and your ice cream tart looks awesome! I agree….photographing ice cream is such a challenge. You like it to look a little melty…but not too much! The oreo theme was a fabulous idea for this challenge and your photos of your tarts are so inviting! : )

  18. Oh, my! I wouldn’t mind joining your ‘ice cream party’! Love your amazing little Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Tart….Pure heaven:)

  19. Your photographs are much better than my upcoming rhubarb sorbet in a couple weeks! It looks like a blob in a dish…ha ha! Yours looks appetizing and very appealing. Great job!

    • Lol Suzie
      I have the same problem before photographing ice-cream, it is just so hard!

      Thanks everyone for you lovely comments 🙂

  20. I bet a chocolate party beats any political party hands-down, always for having a lot less dissension. It’s easy to agree when chocolate is involved. 🙂

  21. This looks stunning, Julie. What a great dessert. When you were whizzing up the Oreos did you removed the cream from them or does that get whizzed up with them? xx

    • Hi Charlie,
      The cream in the centre ands moisture and sweetness to the base, it also reduces the butter you need. You just whizz the whole lot in a blender with butter.

  22. The tart looks amazing and so do the photos! Ice cream is a challenge but you did very well. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a lovely comment.


  23. A chocolate party is my kind of party! This looks fantastic too – so many delicious ingredients 🙂

  24. Ice cream is so hard shoot, I know from experience! You cant go wrong with cookies and cream.

  25. Love the layers of goodness, Julie!

  26. Super YUM! This is a keeper

  27. Any candidate that’s part of the chocolate party immediately gets my vote. 😀 And I’ll take this tart over someone kissing babies any day.

  28. I’m glad that despite my requests of not making chocolate ice cream and dealing with the hot weather when taking the pictures you brought this wonderful tart to the party! I love this idea!
    Thanks for sharing Julie!

  29. I love cookies and cream ice cream and you made it even better by turning it into a tart and increasing all the lovely chocolate and vanilla flavor. Fantastic recipe.

  30. I wished all political parties would talk more about chocolate and less about their policies 😛 This cookies and cream ice-cream tart looks fabulous and I loved the simply way you plated it 🙂 Will definitely need to try this recipe soon!

  31. Drool…I sure could use one of those right now.:)

  32. This treat looks so cute and the perfect size for one, great photos to of your ice-cream tart!

  33. You did a fantastic job with the photos, it is a very elegant dessert. I know how hard it is to photograph ice cream. I hardly get to be satisfied with the final photos when it comes of ice cream.

  34. This looks incedibly good !
    The photos are also really beautiful

  35. that looks really good! really liked the way you stacked it all up as well, so cute

  36. That’s such a cute idea! Looking at the pictures I expected a super-complicated recipe, but it looks pretty easy! Yay!


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