Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream

It was another Sunday morning, and I was itching to make something. I hadn't made ice cream in a while but didn't have any whole milk or heavy cream. I thought about making a batch of ice cream that contained sweetened condensed milk to see how that turned out and found a recipe on Finding Joy in My Kitchen that seemed very easy and allowed me to use my ice cream maker attachment.

I was really pleased with the cookie dough from the cookie dough cupcakes that we brought to our friends' house and figured that cookie dough ice cream was something that just had to be made. So I created a batch of eggless cookie dough and added it to the ice cream base.

As suspected, the ice cream was a bit thin because I used 2% milk instead of whole milk or half and half like the recipe suggested. Otherwise, the cookie dough bits in this ice cream were pretty fantastic. The next time I make cookie dough ice cream, I will probably use my tried and true vanilla ice cream base; or, if I want to try it with sweetened condensed milk, I will be sure to use heavy cream or half and half as the recipe originally suggested.

Cookie dough ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 TBSP milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Cookie dough directions 
Cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Gradually add in milk and vanilla. Add the flour and salt and mix on low speed until fully incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.

Ice cream ingredients
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups whole milk or half and half (I used 2% milk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Ice cream directions
Put all of the ingredients together into a large mixing bowl and stir until well blended.  Once all the ingredients have been mixed thoroughly, pour it into the assembled ice cream maker.  Churn for about 20 minutes.

If you like, you can serve the ice cream with the soft serve consistency straight out of the ice cream maker.   Otherwise, you can freeze the ice cream in containers for at least 2 hours in order to achieve a more firm consistency.

Source:  Ice cream from Finding Joy in My Kitchen; cookie dough from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis


  1. ice cream looks so creamy and perfectly made, book-marking it

    Cook like Priya

  2. I can't get enough ice cream! Great idea to use the chocolate chip cookie dough from the Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook. I'll have to try this one too.

  3. I don't care that it's cold out-I love ice cream all year and this looks perfect!



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