Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream


Cookie dough flavored ice cream with chunks of cookie dough swirled throughout!

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Earlier this summer I noticed a seriously lack of frozen treats here on the blog.  I told you I was going to change that.  Well be prepared, because over the next couple of weeks there are a fair number of ice cream related treats coming your way.  I am starting with one of my favorites though.  Anything that involves cookie dough is a major weakness for me.

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Years ago, before we were married, my husband and I took a trip to Florida to visit his sister.  We went to an ice cream place after dinner one night.  They had chocolate chip cookie ice cream.  Not cookie dough, the entire batch of ice cream tasted like a chocolate chip cookie.  It was insanely good, and I have never seen anything like it since.  So when Tracey posted about a Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, I knew I had it try it.

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

The trick is to use brown butter.  It gives is a much more cookie like flavor.  It isn’t exactly the same as the one I had in Florida, but it is so much better than vanilla ice cream with cookie dough chunks in it.  My 8 year old was in heaven with this.  He has the same weakness for cookie dough I have.  We could have polished this off in one sitting if given the chance :)

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Cookie dough flavored ice cream with chunks of cookie dough swirled throughout!

15 minPrep Time

60 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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    Cookie Dough
  • 6 Tbls butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbls milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Ice Cream
  • 3 Tbls brown butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk


  1. Prepare the cookie dough: Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. Add milk and the vanilla, mix well. Mix in the flour and salt until everything is combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Make small balls of dough the size of 1/2 teaspoon. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Prepare the ice cream: Combine brown butter and heavy cream in a large sauce pan. Whisk until well combined. Heat to a simmer.
  3. In a separate bowl (heatproof) mix together brown sugar, egg yolks, and salt. Slowly pour in the warm cream mixture, whisking constantly. Pour back into the saucepan, and heat over medium-low heat. Stir constantly, until the mixture thickens to coat the back of a wooden spoon (170-175 degrees). Pour the mixture through a strainer into a large bowl. Add whole milk and vanilla; stir until well blended.
  4. Cover and place in the fridge until cold. Can take up to 8 hours, over night works great.
  5. Pour the custard into your ice cream maker, and freeze according to the instructions.
  6. Once frozen, transfer to an air tight container. Stir in pieces of cookie dough until evenly distributed. You may have more than you need, depends on how chunky you like it.
  7. Cover and freeze about an hour before serving.


Slightly adapted from Tracey's Culinary Adventures



  1. Can’t get much better than this!

  2. Is this heaven? I think it is.

  3. This sounds AMAZING! I can totally see how one could polish off most of a batch in one sitting, one little bowl after another after another ……. :)

  4. There is nothing wrong with this. Double cookie dough can only mean good things…right? (Except for my waistline that is…) Pinned!

  5. Could you please send some of this over to me by the freezer full?! wow!

  6. I’m the opposite, my site seems to be mostly frozen treats! I’m looking forward to seeing more frozen deliciousness like this one!

  7. Okay, and this is officially reason #324,398 that I need an ice cream maker, and STAT. Amazing recipe, Erin!

  8. When we lived in Taiwan, my husband always got the cookie dough concoction from Coldstone. I got the peanut butter cup because it was the only place on the island where you could get Reese’s. This ice cream sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try it.

  9. This sounds amazing. I will have to try it this weekend. Cookie dough in ice cream has to be one of my most favorite summer time desserts. I have been putting real cookie dough in vanilla ice cream all week.

  10. Double cookie dough ice cream??! Want!

  11. This ice cream looks insanely delicious. Pinned!

  12. I love cookie dough, this ice cream looks so good!

  13. Oh man Erin, this sounds fabulous – perfect for my “cookie dough” Pinterest board!! :)

  14. Double the cookie dough = double the awesomeness.. it’s a scientific fact. I am obsessing over this ice cream Erin!

  15. I like that you didn’t use eggs in your cookie dough. I’ve got such a fear of making cookie dough ice creams. Your version looks perfect and mighty delicious, might I add?!

  16. This ice cream would be a huge hit in my house this Summer!

  17. Love cookie dough and ice cream so this would disappear fast at my house as I’m sure it has at yours too.

  18. This is one of my favorite homemade ice cream flavors of all time! In fact, I can’t even make it that often because it’s a total diet-buster :) So glad you guys enjoyed it!

  19. Did you say double cookie dough? I am in 100%. Looks so tasty!

  20. Oh my! More ice cream. YAY! You can post all the ice cream you want over the next few weeks. I’m sure nobody will complain. :)

    And cookie dough ice cream. That sounds dangerous. Awesome job on not eating it all in one sitting. :)


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