Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream |

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream |

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream |

Go awn. Treat yo’self.


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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

1 hour

5 hours

About 1.5 quarts

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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


    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
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


    Ice Cream
  • In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, 1 cup heavy cream and salt; cook over low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the remaining 1 cup heavy cream into a large bowl and place a fine-mesh sieve on top.
  • Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk just until combined.
  • When the milk mixture begins to simmer around the edges, remove from heat and slowly pour it into the egg yolks, whisking constantly.
  • Pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan.
  • 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.
  • Make an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice cubes.
  • Pour the prepared custard through the fine-mesh sieve and stir it into the cream.
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Place the bowl over the ice bath, stirring occasionally until the mixture is cool.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator until completely chilled; about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Cookie Dough
  • In a mixing bowl combine butter and both sugars; beat on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and salt; mix until combined.
  • With mixer on low, gradually add the flour, mixing until completely incorporated.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • When ready to make the ice cream, shape cookie dough into 1/2-inch balls and place on a plate.
  • Transfer to freezer.
  • Make the Ice Cream
  • Remove prepared custard from fridge and pour the mixture into your ice cream maker.
  • Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • 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.
  • When finished, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container.
  • Freeze for 4 hours, or until firm.



Vanilla Ice Cream loosely adapted from David Lebovitz.

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  1. says

    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.

  2. Crystal says

    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!!


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