strawberry oreo ice cream

With all those strawberries I picked, I decided to bust out the ice cream maker. This cookie-studded, berry-laced ice cream is a copy cat of the Dairy Queen Strawberry Golden Oreo blizzard. A nice treat on a hot afternoon.
1 1/2 C sliced strawberries
3 tbsp sugar
juice of half a lemon
8 Golden Oreos, broken into chunks

ice cream  base:

6 egg yolks
3 C whipping cream
2/3 C sugar
half of a vanilla bean, scraped of seeds
pinch of salt

1. Mix berries, sugar and lemon juice. Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour. Drain juices.

2. Combine 2 cups of the cream, sugar and pinch of salt in a pot and heat until warm and sugar has dissolved. Take off of the heat and add vanilla bean pod and seeds. Cover and let sit off of the heat for 30 minutes.

3. Place remaining 1 cup of cream in a bowl with a mesh strainer over top. In another bowl, whisk egg yolks. Slowly add the warm cream mixture, whisking constantly so that the yolks don't cook. After all of the cream mixture has been added, place the mixture back into the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

4. Pour the mixture through the strainer into the remaining cream. Mix to combine. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly over the mixture to avoid a skin from forming. Chill until completely cold or overnight. Churn in an ice cream maker for about 30 minutes or until it looks like soft serve. Stir in strawberries and cookies. Place in a container and let the ice cream firm up in the freezer.

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