Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream


Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is the perfect summer treat! Cookie dough and ice cream are delicious on their own, but when you mix them together, magic happens!Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream - the ice cream itself is cookie flavored plus there are chunks of cookie dough hiding inside!!

I read a book today.

Yes, the whole thing.

I read a book yesterday, too. All of it.

I’m sort of a freak about books. I don’t read for a month or two and then all of a sudden I download every book I can find on my kindle and I spend days and days just laying around reading. It’s ridiculous.

Anyway, my most recent book was about a man cheating on his wife. The story was told from both the perspective of the wife and the mistress. It was rough, man. My eyes are all swollen and my teeth feel slimy from crying.

Side note: am I the only one whose teeth feel slimy after crying? I hate that feeling. Haaaaate it.

So, if you need me over the next few weeks, I’ll be obsessively checking my husband’s collars for lipstick and sniffing him for perfume. He’s going to be so excited that I read that book, I just know it.

Lucky him, because of the book I was feeling sad and hormonal so I made ice cream. It’s supposed to cure everything, right?

This cookie dough ice cream absolutely does whatever problem you have.

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream – double doses of cookie dough flavor here!

It’s not vanilla ice cream with chunks of cookie dough throughout like you find in the store.


It’s cookie dough flavored ice cream with cookie dough chunks.

Double cookie dough, you guys. Perfect for devouring after reading a sad book.

(Y’all keep asking for the book titles! The first one I read was Emily Giffin’s Love the One You’re With. I really liked this one. The second book was Emily Giffin’s Heart of the Matter. It was a really stressful read and I didn’t love the ending. Both of these deal with cheating on a spouse and I don’t recommend reading them back to back. I’ll be checking my husband’s cell phone for the foreseeable future, just in case.)

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in blue bowl


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 4
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream, summer
Calories: 853 kcal

Cookie dough and ice cream are two of my favorite things! They're even better together!


For the ice cream:
  • 3 Tbsp salted butter
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk divided
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
For the cookie dough:
  • 1/4 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips


To make the ice cream:
  1. In a small sauce pan heat the butter over medium high heat until melted and golden brown, being careful not to burn and stirring often.
  2. Add the cream and 1 cup of milk and heat until scalding (not quite boiling).
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the brown sugar and egg yolks until light and fluffy.
  4. Slowly pour about half of the butter mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Pour back into the saucepan and add the pinch of salt. Heat to 170 degrees, or until a custard forms that coats the back of a spoon. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Transfer the custard to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight to chill completely.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator and whisk in the remaining cup of milk.
  7. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers directions. During the last few minutes of freezing add small pieces of cookie dough.
To make the cookie dough:
  1. Beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the milk and vanilla.
  3. Mix in the flour until well combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Break into small pieces with your fingers to add to the ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 853 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Cholesterol 345mg115%
Sodium 287mg12%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Sugar 71g79%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1985IU40%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 269mg27%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

adapted from Baking Junkie