Cookies and Creamsicles

I remember that, growing up, I had a friend whose family would never buy cartons of cookies and cream ice cream.  Instead, they would buy vanilla ice cream, and a package of Oreos, break up the cookies and mix them together, convinced it was better that way.

But I disagree.  A crunchy Oreo cookie does nothing for me, and I'll only eat one straight from the package if I have a glass of cold milk to soak it in first until it's nice and soft.  And the same goes for ice cream.  The cookies need time to soak up all that creamy goodness so that they become one with the ice cream, not a too-crunchy afterthought that's tossed on top of vanilla ice cream.