Get ready to embark on a delectable journey that combines two beloved treats into one unforgettable delight with our luscious Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream recipe. This frozen wonder blends the timeless appeal of smooth, creamy ice cream with the irresistible allure of cookie dough pieces studded with mini chocolate chips.
In this recipe, we’ve perfected the art of crafting a velvety ice cream base, using a harmonious blend of rich heavy cream, wholesome whole milk, and a touch of pure vanilla extract. This creamy canvas becomes the perfect playground for the star of the show – the decadent cookie dough.
Prepared with love, the cookie dough steals the spotlight with its chewy texture and an explosion of sweet and chocolatey goodness. Every spoonful carries the blissful sensation of biting into your favorite chocolate chip cookies, offering a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
As you savor the ice cream, you’ll find yourself delightfully surprised by the playful contrast between the smoothness of the base and the delightful bursts of cookie dough pieces throughout. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you yearning for more.
Whether you’re sharing this treat with friends and family at a summer gathering or indulging in a solitary moment of bliss, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream promises to be an instant hit. It’s a delightful blend of old-fashioned charm and modern flair that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
So, get ready to scoop up happiness in every bite as you relish the delightful marriage of chocolate chip cookies and creamy ice cream in one delectable dessert. With this recipe, you’ll be creating frozen magic that will keep everyone coming back for seconds – and maybe even thirds!
For the Cookie Dough:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
For the Ice Cream Base:
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Prepare the Cookie Dough:
In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until creamy and well combined.
Add the milk or cream and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth.
Gradually add the flour and salt, mixing until a dough forms.
Fold in the mini chocolate chips, distributing them evenly throughout the dough.
Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate it while you prepare the ice cream base.
Make the Ice Cream Base:
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, whole milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar is fully dissolved.
Assemble the Ice Cream:
Take the chilled cookie dough from the refrigerator and break it into small chunks or bite-sized pieces.
Pour the ice cream base into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
During the last few minutes of churning, gradually add the cookie dough pieces to the ice cream.
Continue churning until the ice cream has reached a soft-serve consistency and the cookie dough is evenly distributed.
Transfer and Freeze:
Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container.
If you prefer a firmer consistency, place a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ice cream before sealing the container with its lid.
Freeze the ice cream for at least 2-4 hours or until it reaches your desired firmness.
Scoop and Serve:
Once the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream is fully frozen, scoop it into bowls or cones.
Garnish with extra chocolate chips or any desired toppings for an extra treat.