Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Remember how I mentioned that I was hoping the Snickerdoodle Ice Cream I made a few weeks ago would keep Hubby quiet about requesting cookie dough ice cream? Yea, that only lasted about a day. Then he was back to requesting cookie dough ice cream.

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

So why the hesitation? I have to confess that I don’t like cookie dough ice cream. I know, it’s crazy, right? I can’t explain it, I’ve just never liked it. It always left me wanting more. To me, it’s just vanilla ice cream with a scant few morsels of cookie dough. Not worth it.

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

But this recipe is different. Here, the vanilla ice cream base is replaced with a cookie dough base. I’m going to let that sink in for you for a minute.

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Yes, you could make this ice cream base and just stir in chocolate chips. You’d have cookie dough ice cream. But then we stir in actual cookie dough pieces. It’s cookie dough on top of cookie dough. Now that’s some ice cream I can get behind.

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

It goes without saying that this ice cream disappeared FAST. Faster than a normal batch of ice cream. And in the end, it didn’t put a stop to the requests for cookie dough ice cream. It just proved that cookie dough ice cream can be worth the effort. And Hubby wants me to just make this recipe over and over… At least now I know there’s a recipe that I can make that we’ll both enjoy.

Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Yield: ~1 quart

Ingredients:

Cookie Dough Mix-in
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Ice Cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups heavy cream (I used full-fat coconut milk)
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
4 large egg yolks
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole milk (I used full-fat coconut milk)

Directions:

To make the cookie dough: Combine the butter, salt, and brown sugar together in a small bowl. Mix until smooth, breaking up any brown sugar clumps. Stir in the flour until incorporated, then add the vanilla and chocolate chips. Turn the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, shape into a disk then wrap and refrigerate until well chilled and firm. (If your butter was still hot, the mixture may be loose - just stick the bowl in the fridge for a few minutes and allow it to firm up before shaping and wrapping.)

To make the ice cream: Add the butter to a medium saucepan and set over medium heat. The butter will melt then begin to bubble and foam before eventually starting to brown - swirl the pan occasionally to help it brown evenly. Continue cooking until it becomes a dark shade of golden brown and smells nutty - be patient and watch carefully, it can go from brown to burned quickly. Add the heavy cream and whisk to combine. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer.

Meanwhile, whisk the brown sugar, egg yolks, and salt in a heatproof bowl until pale in color. Slowly add the warm cream mixture to the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Pour back into the saucepan and set over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon (about 170-175 F on an instant read thermometer). Strain the custard into a heatproof bowl and stir in the vanilla and whole milk.

Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled (overnight is good). Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Meanwhile, chop the disk of cookie dough into bite-size pieces. As you transfer the ice cream to an airtight container for storing, mix in the cookie dough pieces. Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.

Recipe as seen on Tracey's Culinary Adventures, (cookie dough from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz, ice cream adapted from Joy the Baker)

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18 Responses to “Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream”

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 24, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Oh my word!!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Pass me a spoon! This sounds amazing, Jen!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — June 24, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I need this ice cream right now!

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    Sues — June 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I absolutely love cookie dough ice cream and this looks like a fabulous one! I love your bowls, too :)

    • beantownbaker — June 24th, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

      Thanks! They’re from Pier 1.

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    Katie B. — June 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Wow… I’m not a cookie dough ice cream fan for the same reason, but this is amazing. How much do you think the coconut milk plays in the flavor?

    • beantownbaker — June 24th, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

      I personally don’t find coconut milk very coconuty. I know some people do. I think you could use the cow’s milk varieties in the recipe and it would taste similar. I just have to use the coconut milk since i can’t eat cow’s milk.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 27, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I love this! Ice cream has to be my favorite dessert, this looks amazing :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I made this recipe from Tracey a couple of weeks ago too (I haven’t post about it yet) – so good!!!

    • beantownbaker — June 27th, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

      Isn’t it? It’s definitely one of my favorite ice cream recipes to date!

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    Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com — June 28, 2013 at 2:08 am

    This sounds delicious! I’m with you–regular cookie dough ice cream is a snooze. (Unless I’m sharing a pint with someone who doesn’t mind if I go through and pick out all the goodies–but let’s be real–everyone minds!) I’ll have to try this variation–it sounds like the perfect solution!

    • beantownbaker — June 28th, 2013 @ 7:17 am

      I agree completely – everyone does mind!

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    Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) — July 1, 2013 at 10:58 am

    This looks amazing!!! We would love it if you would link up at our We Scream For Ice Cream linky party/giveaway:
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    We hope to see you there!

    • beantownbaker — July 3rd, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

      Thanks for the link!

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    Melissa — July 6, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Cookie dough ice cream is my favorite and this recipe makes me want to buy an ice cream maker immediately! Which kind do you recommend?

    • beantownbaker — July 6th, 2013 @ 11:09 am

      I have the ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer. If you don’t have a Kitchenaid mixer, I’ve heard good things about the Cuisinart ice cream maker.

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    Kristen — March 30, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve never made cookie dough ice cream but am wanting to try this one. Is there a way to substitute the egg yolks or leave it out?

    Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — April 16th, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

      I would assume you could find a Philadelphia style ice cream recipe to use as the base with some brown sugar in it to give it more of a cookie dough taste. I wouldn’t recommend just leaving them out of this specific recipe though.

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