cookie dough ice cream

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible that I out do myself, I did. I probably out did you also. Sorry I’m not sorry.

This ice cream is seriously my favorite I’ve made and it turned out amazing.

The vanilla base is from David Lebovitz’s Perfect Scoop and I found this recipe for eggless cookie dough, not because I’m scared, because I’m not. It was because we were out of eggs after I made the base.

Vanilla Ice Cream

1 cup whole milk
A pinch of salt
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
2 cups heavy cream
6 large egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Heat the milk, salt, and sugar in a saucepan. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the milk with a paring knife, then add the bean pod to the milk. Cover, remove from heat, and infuse for one hour.
2. To make the ice cream, set up an ice bath by placing a 2-quart (2l) bowl in a larger bowl partially filled with ice and water. Set a strainer over the top of the smaller bowl and pour the cream into the bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg yolks. Rewarm the milk then gradually pour some of the milk into the yolks, whisking constantly as you pour. Scrape the warmed yolks and milk back into the saucepan.
4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula.
5. Strain the custard into the heavy cream. Stir over the ice until cool, add the vanilla extract, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly. Preferably overnight.
6. Remove the vanilla bean and freeze the custard in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

When it’s in the mixer make the cookie dough and break off tiny pieces and roll them into perfect little balls. Perfect. If you make them lop-sided this whole thing is over. Once you’ve got them all separated throw them into the ice cream and mix well. Freeze for a few hours, I’ve found that 6 hours is perfect.



  1. Lara TumerAugust 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    It’s at times like this, that I’m really sad I dont live in New York anymore. Come make me some ice cream!

  2. Liz {Sequins And Stripes}August 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    You really can’t go wrong with cookie dough ice cream, or just a big log of cookie dough, which is more likely to happen in my kitchen. Mmmm!

  3. Lauren {Stylized Existence}August 14, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    What kind of ice cream maker do you have? I’ve been wanting to get one but I am lazy and just haven’t yet… so I need expert advice.

  4. Julie and LaurenAugust 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Just stop!!!! I’m drooling.

  5. DooleyNotedStyleAugust 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    yum – want some now!

  6. TaylorAugust 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    You brat!!! Cookie is hands down my FAV flavor of ice cream. PS- thanks, now i want ice cream, its 953 am!

  7. Grace - Stripes and SequinsAugust 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    this looks seriously amazing! cookie dough is my favorite.

  8. ashley nicole catherineAugust 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    i can’t believe you make your own ice cream! i bet it’s so much better and more satisfying than store bought stuff!

  9. AlexAugust 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Oh god please feed me.

  10. StephanieAugust 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I almost licked my screen just now. Fact.

  11. Alex ButtsAugust 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    stop that now! i just read the instructions but i dont even believe you. that looks too good! i just pinned it for whenever i actually gain confidence in myself to do this

  12. Gaby [The Vault Files]August 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    And without an ice cream maker? Seriously rocking it!

  13. Landi {Freckled Confessions}August 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Holy hell this looks redonkulously good! Too bad I’m going off carbs/dairy for a little while!

  14. TabithaAugust 14, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    YUM I’ve never had homemade ice cream I’m sure it’s delish.

    Defining Tabitha

  15. FRANKIE HEARTS FASHIONAugust 15, 2012 at 4:32 am

    cookie dough is one of my faves and I am seriously impressed with your skills…get it.

  16. LauraAugust 16, 2012 at 3:11 am

    get your ass to wisconsin and make this for me. NOW.

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