Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream packed with pieces of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream is my way of telling Mother Nature to buzz off!

SO! Who pissed her off??

You guys, there was 5 inches of snow yesterday morning… On the 15th of APRIL!! Is it Easter or is it Christmas?

But, buuuuuut! It was in the 70’s two days prior.

I need a Mojito.

It’s also tax time. Did you do your taxes? Are you happy about the outcome? Need a mojito??

In the words of Chris Rock, “You don’t pay taxes – they TAKE taxes.”

Also… I made ice cream the other day. Studded with cookie dough pieces. As you can imagine, it was BEEEE.YOND.

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Have I ever told you about the way I eat ice cream? It HAS to be a bit melted. NOT melted as in like I’m having a milkshake, but melted as in like, around the edges, where I can scoop it up with a spoon, but it will still be cold and a bit frozen… but not frozen. Did you understand what I just said?! If not, look at the picture – that’s exactly how I like it.

And, NO. Not soft-serve. I hate soft serve. The texture bugs me.

Truth be told, I ate my weight in this ice cream. Just look at all those cookie dough pieces! And the chocolate chips! The vanilla ice cream, too!! It was a feel-good situation…

If you haven’t bought an ice cream maker, yet, this is a good time as any. Buhlieve me.

I know you can pick up a bucket of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream at the store, and call it a day. But please, please, don’t. Nothing is better than homemade. Nah.thing. In this beauty before you, there’s no ingredients called mono-this, dextrose-that, califredgilistic-whatever. Nah. There’s eggs, there’s milk, there’s brown sugar, there’s chocolate chips – there’s things that we can all pronounce, and things that we don’t have to ask Webster’s Dictionary about.

Ice Cream Diethood Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Go awn. Treat yo’self.


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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream packed with pieces of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Serves: About 1.5 quarts
For the Ice Cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • pinch salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
For the Cookie Dough
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Ice Cream
  1. In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, 1 cup heavy cream and salt; cook over low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour the remaining 1 cup heavy cream into a large bowl and place a fine-mesh sieve on top.
  3. Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk just until combined.
  4. When the milk mixture begins to simmer around the edges, remove from heat and slowly pour it into the egg yolks, whisking constantly.
  5. Pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan.
  6. Place the saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, coating the back of the spoon. If mixture is runny, it's not done.
  7. Make an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice cubes.
  8. Pour the prepared custard through the fine-mesh sieve and stir it into the cream.
  9. Mix in the vanilla.
  10. Place the bowl over the ice bath, stirring occasionally until the mixture is cool.
  11. Cover and place in refrigerator until completely chilled; about 3 to 4 hours.
Cookie Dough
  1. In a mixing bowl combine butter and both sugars; beat on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and salt; mix until combined.
  3. With mixer on low, gradually add the flour, mixing until completely incorporated.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  6. When ready to make the ice cream, shape cookie dough into ½-inch balls and place on a plate.
  7. Transfer to freezer.
Make the Ice Cream
  1. Remove prepared custard from fridge and pour the mixture into your ice cream maker.
  2. Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. In the last 3 minutes of freezing, and while the ice cream is churning, drop the cookie dough balls into the ice cream machine, few pieces at a time.
  4. When finished, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container.
  5. Freeze for 4 hours, or until firm.

Vanilla Ice Cream loosely adapted from David Lebovitz.


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  1. Deanna April 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM - Reply

    My favorite type of ice cream! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ramona April 18, 2014 at 7:11 AM - Reply

    I scream for ice scream. I would really scream for this ice cream. :)

  3. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines April 17, 2014 at 11:10 AM - Reply

    I like my ice cream the exact same. Well, maybe a little less melted than that, but soft. I’m sorry you got more snow. We had freezing temps, but that’s it (thank goodness).

  4. steph@stephsbitebybite April 17, 2014 at 7:46 AM - Reply

    Oh my gosh!!! So incredible!! Just need a big spoon!

  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 17, 2014 at 12:28 AM - Reply

    Nothing is better than cookie dough ice cream, this needs to be in my freezer!

  6. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) April 16, 2014 at 7:10 PM - Reply

    You are seriously killing the game with this ice cream!!

  7. Ellen April 16, 2014 at 5:59 PM - Reply

    Cookie dough ice cream is the best, particularly when you can control the dough to ice cream ratio-I like a LOT of dough;)
    Sorry about the weather! I’d send you my sunshine from LA if I could.

  8. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet April 16, 2014 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    Looks amazing! I would so eat all of this and not share a single spoon!

  9. Valerie April 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    Two mojitos + three heaping scoops of ice cream, please! Oy, snow. Seriously.

  10. sally @ sallys baking addiction April 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    You are so right – nothing is better than homemade ice cream! And I am lovin’ the abundance of cookie dough in each scoop!

  11. Crystal April 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM - Reply

    That’s exactly the way I like my ice cream too which the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream looks totally AMAZING!! Sorry about the snow :( Hopefully it will warm up soon!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  12. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 16, 2014 at 8:23 AM - Reply

    I think Mother Nature needs this ice cream to get things in order. No more snow, please!!!
    PS: Love the pics!!

  13. DessertForTwo April 16, 2014 at 7:58 AM - Reply

    This is exactly how I like my ice cream too!

  14. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker April 16, 2014 at 7:33 AM - Reply

    I feel you! We have snow here now too after a beautiful 80 degree day two days ago. This ice cream is AMAZING!!! Those cookie dough bits are just wonderful!

  15. Laura Dembowski April 16, 2014 at 7:22 AM - Reply

    This weather – it’s just so awful. We had three inches of snow. It’s April people! I’ll just have to make this ice cream to make me feel better :)

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