Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cookies and Cream Popsicle

7oreopopsWhen I was growing up I thought grape jelly was a secret everyone kept from me. We only spoke Adam’s peanut butter and I had no idea that Dijon wasn’t the only kind of mustard on our street.

We weren’t rich, but there was a certain food language in my house. We did have boxed Mac and Cheese now and again (c’mon, my parents weren’t animals), but when friends slept over at my house they spoke in whispers to me at the breakfast table—“your syrup tastes weird”—and I looked back at them, blankly, like we were strangers meeting for the first time, while I munched the maple sugar that had crystallized at the top of the bottle.

I clearly remember the first time I ate Oreo cookies like a rumspringa. My mom had arranged for a friend to pick me up from school and the kids were sitting in the back of the car eating Oreos on the way home. The others were eating the cream out of the middle and giving fancy speeches about their technique, while I ate each one in simple, complete bites. I couldn’t believe the dancing syllables of cream and crunchy chocolate against my teeth, my tongue. Crunch melted into softness in the dips of my molars and a sweet stayed in my throat as I reached for another. Everything felt completely surreal as I realized no adult was going to stop me from eating as many as I wanted.We laughed about how good Oreos could be, giddy and talking fast, and in the distance I could hear Chips Ahoy talking with the Keebler Elves about those seductive Girl Scout Thin Mints. 6oreopops

I had no idea that my parents just hate Oreos until a couple of months ago.

I guess I’m a wayward daughter.

P.S. However, Peanut Butter Newman O’s rock the Oreo world. And I really love to eat Oreos frozen, and then dipped in milk. 4oreopops

Cookies and Cream Popsicles (makes 2-3, depending on your mold)

These are a bit tricky. Unmolding the popsicle without breaking it is more difficult because of the whole Oreo or Newman O’s cookie. But, you will be rewarded if you put the Oreo in the middle of the popsicle stick. If it’s at the tip, the icy milk doesn’t have enough to hold onto and you’ll lose half of the popsicle in the mold. Think of the popsicle as milk with a creamy Oreo center.

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  • 2/3 Cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar (or to taste—it needs to be slightly sweeter than you think, because freezing makes everything taste slightly less sweet)
  • 4 Oreo or Newman O cookies, divided
  1. Whisk the sugar into the milk. Crumble 2 of the Oreo cookies into the milk and then pour a Tablespoon or so of the milk into the bottom of the mold.
  2. Quickly open an Oreo and use the filling to help stick the two halves back together with the popsicle stick, toward the middle. Put the stick into the mold and then fill the rest of the mold up with the milk. Repeat for the other popsicle.
  3. Let freeze according to popsicle mold directions.

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26 comments:

Lauren Zabaneh said...

what a super cute idea!! We've been making tons of juice pops this summer but I never thought of cookies and milk...genius! Love the maple syrup story too.

itsnoteasyeatinggreen said...

I've been thinking about popsicles since your post on your daugther's birthday party. I just bought a popsicle mold the other day, and Little Guy and I are going to have fun with it today. Your Cookies and Cream Popsicles sound like the perfect place to start!

yummychunklet said...

The whole cookies in the pop looks so inviting! Yum!

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said...

I loved your food stories about growing up. I'm pretty sure my daughter is going to be like you as she's never tasted anything but maple syrup and I don't plan on ever buying the other kind. :-)

These look like a perfect summer treat. My husband would LOVE it.

jalna said...

Love this story!

Lizzy said...

We always have Oreos in our pantry...and I'm the only one who doesn't enjoy them unless they are smashed up into a pie crust :) But I know my family would adore these wonderful popsicles! And I think I might just want one, too~

Lilly said...

Love your ice making machine! They just started to sell them here. Oreo ice cream would be my hubbys favorit.

veronica @mycatholickitchen.com said...

What a cute way to make cookies and cream pops! Very inventive and looks super yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

Steph said...

These are awesome!!! I would be eating the middle first ;)

Karen said...

You are the best food writer. I love that you can remember and retell your early experience. You are a good writer period.

Emily @ Life on Food said...

Peanut Butter Newman's O?? I have never heard of these. I must find them!

Christine Wu said...

I love you. But I don't love Oreo. :)

justJENN said...

Rumspringa - bwahah!

EA-The Spicy RD said...

Thx so much for visiting my blog! I love your story about the maple syrup....my kids friends think our pure maple syrup is strange compared to their fake maple syrup, but I'm slowly converting them. I just made Popsicles too with my Zoku :-) I'm sure my kids would love your Oreo version!

Mariko said...

Lauren: I just saw your juice pops. Yum. I should probably stick to less fattening pops and maybe I'd look as fabulous as you. :)

Itsnoteasyeatinggreen: Ooooo! I'm so glad you bought a popsicle mold. Which one? I've been thinking about picking up another one.

Lilly: Get one! You need it. Of course.



Yummychunklet: Let's face it. I should just eat Oreos instead of pretending they're something cooler, right? :)

Maryea: Oh, if she's like me, she'll be totally prideful about never having liked anything but maple syrup and then will secretly snack on boxed mac 'n cheese. Ha ha.

Jalna: Thank you! You're always so kind.

Lizzy: They are good as crust, so I'll forgive you for saying you don't like them otherwise. ;) And they are a pantry staple.

Veronica: Thank you and you're welcome.

Steph: Ha. Me too. They do fall apart fast.

Karen: You are very sweet to say so. !!!

Emily: Oh, they are sooooo good. They usually sell them at natural food stores but they have them at my regular grocery too. They don't have any weird ingredients either and they have stronger peanut butter and chocolate flavor than the regular peanut butter Oreos.

Christine: BLASPHEMY! (I still love you.)

JustJENN: Heh heh. I guess that's blasphemy on my part.

Ea: Thank you for the compliment. I'm sure that just a few tastes of the real stuff and they'll be converting their parents too.

purabi naha said...

That's a wonderful idea to hide an oreo inside a posicle! This looks awesome and looks like a recipe I would seriously and happily prefer to try out this weekend! Lovely blog and great pictures!!

Robbie said...

Oooh, yum, looks so good! Yes, taste your mixture before you freeze it to make sure it's sweet enough. My Zoku pops have been not sweet enough lately! How can anyone not love Oreos? I love your description of your first taste of Oreos!

I think I'll make homemade Cookies n Cream ice cream for Kadin's bday again like last year!

Kate@Diethood said...

Oh I bet that popsicle was delicious!! I would enjoy one or two myself! :)

Mariko said...

Purabi naha: Thank you!

Robbie: I know. That happens to me way too often. But I think with the double oreos this is probably too sweet. Wish I could have some of that ice cream!

Kate: Or three. Myself. :)

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

I just bought an ice pop maker... =) I want to try this. I'm really clumsy I hope I can make it nicely like you!! ;-)

Maria B said...

I made these for my flatmate yesterday. He loved them so much that he promised he will do all the cleaning as long as I will provide him with these popsicles.
I will NEVER EVER tell him how little work it really is.
Just keeping packets and packets of Oreos in my pantry and I may never have to clean again :)

TH

Maria B said...

The last thing was supposed to be:
THANK YOU!!!

Mariko said...

Yay! I'm glad you got a fan of them. How awesome that you don't have to do the cleaning. I should talk about that arrangement with my husband... :)

FootPrints said...

i really used to love your mom...but know my feelings may have changed for her...
"I had no idea that my parents just hate Oreos until a couple of months ago."
what kind of people hate oreos...?
ok...i still love her....you talked me into it.

FootPrints said...

OH! and the recipe looks great! i'm forwarding it to my mom since i bought her this machine a few months ago!

The Little Foodie said...

Footprint: I know, I know. It's almost unforgivable. To think, I might never have experienced Oreos...

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