Cookie Dough Ice Cream #IceCreamWeek

A smooth and luscious brown sugar ice cream filled with bits of cookie dough, this Cookie Dough Ice Cream was a huge hit with my family!

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Driving home from Wisconsin, I had a captive audience in the car. A 10 hour drive is always grueling…I’m hoping our next family vacation involves a direct flight! I posed the question of what ice creams I should make for Ice Cream Week. I knew the first answer I’d get…they are a predictable bunch. But besides chocolate, they gave me a nice list of options. Cookie dough ice cream was Nick’s idea…and from the first taste, he confirmed that it was a winner.


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Of all the ice creams I made this summer, this was the clear winner. Over and over again, the family extolled its wonders. Sweet, creamy, perfect. Yeah, I’m going to have to make another batch really soon…there are toes a tapping in anticipation of the next go ’round. I found this recipe on Baked Bree…the cookie dough is made without eggs, so no worries about contracting salmonella. I found the ratio of cookie dough to ice cream was quite high…but there were no complaints. Make sure to scroll down for more ice cream inspiration from my fellow Ice Cream Week participants.

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Brown sugar ice cream with bites of cookie dough! The perfect way to beat the heat!


Adapted from Baked Bree

Ice cream base

  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cookie dough

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 mini chocolate chips


  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together heavy cream, milk, ¼ cup brown sugar, and salt. Heat the cream mixture till bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Remove pan from heat.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk egg yolks and remaining brown sugar until smooth. Slowly drizzle about a cup of the hot cream into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Pour the yolk mixture into the cream. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Strain the mixture to remove any cooked egg bits. Add vanilla. Let cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  4. To make cookie dough, cream together butter, both sugars, and salt. Add vanilla and cream. Mix in flour and stir until incorporated. Add chocolate chips. Cover and chill for about an hour.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment, and drop dough by half teaspoonfuls onto sheet. Freeze dough bits till ready to use.
  6. Freeze the ice cream base according to manufacture’s instructions. When the ice cream is frozen (yet still soft), stir in the cookie dough bits and freeze until firm.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 952kcal Calories from fat 635
% Daily Value
Total Fat 71g 109%
Saturated Fat 43g 215%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 401mg 134%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Carbohydrate 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 54g
Protein 9g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. I never liked cookie dough as a child, but my first summer job at a snack shack/ice cream place where I would sample all the flavors on slow days lead me to discover a secret love for it. Thanks for the at-home version!

  2. claudia lamascolo says:

    Sounds good, I just made some but nothing like this one mine had no eggs anywhere. Bet this was a creamy dream~!

  3. Cake Batter the other day now cookie dough, yummo I cant wait to see what else are you going to come up with?

  4. My daughter has been after me to make a chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, too. I like that you used brown sugar in your ice cream. I bet it really added to the chocolate chip cookie experience!

  5. You really can never go wrong with cookie dough!

  6. Mmm, cookie dough! I really need to make another batch of ice cream soon!!!

  7. Yum…such a great ice cream choice!!

  8. Yum love cookie dough ice cream but never had a homemade version. I’ll have to add this to my list of ice creams to make.

  9. These scoops of ice cream look perfect Liz…and yes, cookie dough sound yum!
    Hope you are having a fun week 😀

  10. Liz, goodness, your cookie dough ice cream looks like an ice cream lover´s dream come true! I love the idea of incorporating delicious cookie dough into ice cream! Pure bliss!

  11. Yes, pure bliss indeed! Cookie dough is just the best!

  12. Great idea to make your own cookie dough- isn’t that everyone’s favorite??

  13. I can see why this was a winner with your family! I know it wouldn’t last long in my freezer.

  14. You have some lucky kids, I hope they know that! Also do agree that a high cookie dough to ice cream ratio is imperative!

  15. I used to always choose cookie dough ice cream when I went out for ice cream growing up. Love your homemade version!

  16. Homerun! Appreciate the how-to on the ever-popular cookie dough ice cream, Liz.

    I admire, too, that you are all speaking together after 10 hours in a car. You are a close-knit family <3

  17. OOOOooo,
    I just had a chocolate chip dough-gasm! xx

  18. With no eggs, this is a VERY interesting ice cream idea Liz! Can imagine so many flavor combinations.

  19. Lizzy look delicious!!! xxx

  20. I love cookie dough! In fact making cookies involves much sampling of the cookie dough to make sure it’s “right.” So much sampling that the resulting cookie (singular!) is of course perfect. 😉 This looks terrific. But 10 hours in the car? I’ll do it if necessary, but hope I never again need to!

  21. Delicious!!! I’d have devoured all the scoops in seconds.

  22. I can totally see why this is the family’s favorite? I’ve been known to pick around the ice cream carton for the cookie dough bits. *hangs head in shame*

  23. A little cookie dough is good for the soul:@) Sounds like a great list of goodies!

  24. I should read yourposts while I’m on my exercise bike!

  25. First cake mix and now cookie dough, you are concocting a lot of deliciousness these days Lizzy! That melting ice cream is making my mouth melt, oops, I mean drool! 🙂

  26. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    one of my fave kind of ice creams 😀 YUMMM-O!

  27. This looks and sounds delightfully delicious! Cookie dough and ice cream all rolled into one…yum!

  28. I actually don’t like cookie dough that much, but I love it in ice cream! Looks delicious 🙂

  29. I love ice cream but I love cookie dough more. I guess I’ll have to suffer.

  30. Cookie Dough ice cream is a favorite of in my house. My 8 year old and I will pick it just about every time!

  31. Hotly Spiced says:

    I do like the sound of cookie dough ice cream – two great loves merged! Our family doesn’t do road trips at all well – it seems to bring out the worst behaviour in everyone. I just popped over to Tastespotting and was delighted to see that your corn with basil butter and my vegan protein balls are almost side-by-side! xx

  32. Kumar's Kitchen says:

    oh yummmmmm,such a fantastic idea…never thought of this ice cream before…it looks so creamy and melt in your mouth, no way we are going to be happy with just one batch…this delicious treat is soon stocking up our refrigerator ,thanks for sharing 🙂

  33. I can certainly see why cookie dough would be a favorite! It would have been my choice too I think! This looks delicious Liz. And thank you for pinning so many amazing recipes. I just started to follow your boards and they are GREAT!

  34. Cookies and ice cream in one package…fabulous!

  35. Gosh, Lizzy, everything you make is so darn good!! 🙂 And, can never go wrong with cookie dough ice cream. One of my absolute faves!!

  36. Elizabeth @ says:

    Obviously your family is a genius, because cookie dough ice cream is deeeelicious! I’ve made so many cookie dough treats over the years, but never tried ice cream. This post convinced I need to go for it!

  37. The Sketched Chef says:

    Cookie dough and icecream, match made in heaven !

  38. Cookie dough ice cream is one of my absolute favorites! YUM! It looks so good on your photos.

  39. My daughter, Michele, is a cookie dough fanatic. Since she’s been sick, she hasn’t had much of an appetite but as I look at this recipe Liz, I may just send it along to her best friend, who is also a top notch ice cream maker. I know she’ll make this ice cream for Michele and the kids and they will just LOVE it!

    Thank you so much for sharing…

    P.S. Next vaca, direct indeed. 10 hours is looooong:)

  40. I like your use of brown sugar in both the ice cream base and cookie dough…it sounds yummy. I had to chuckle about the 10 hour drive and wishing for a direct flight next year. 🙂

  41. I swore I was done with ice cream for the summer. I think I was fooling myself big time. Time to get the ice cream maker back out.

  42. This truly is one of my all-time favorite flavors. What’s not to love about any excuse to eat cookie dough?I’ve never made my own cookie dough ice cream from scratch. Time to change that!

  43. Oh my! I can see some peeps making that cookie dough to eat on its own. 😉

  44. Ahhh… the cookie dough ice cream that I have never tried. I think I would definitely give your version a try. 🙂 Thanks to you and Nick!

  45. Lizzy,
    Cookie Dough Ice Cream is one of my favorite ice creams, rivaled only by Oreo Ice Cream. I must give this a try. My problem might be having enough cookie dough left to add to the ice cream.

  46. I made the cookie dough ice cream today, Liz. It’s still doing its final freeze, but I did the requisite…um…quality control.

    HOLY COW! I haven’t made a custard based ice cream in a really long time, and boy, it does make a difference!

    Can’t wait to dig into the final product!


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