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 “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes”

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    Colleen — July 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    These look amazing! I love that you added even more peanut butter flavor too!

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    Amy Kingman — July 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Mmmmmm! These look incredible!! AH! My weakness!!!!

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    Memória — July 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Oh wow!! This looks soo good. I would make the cupcakes with the Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate cake recipe and then use the other recipes you provided. Thanks!!!!

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    Jen — July 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    You could definitely use any chocolate cupcake recipe that you want!

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    Stephanie Wagner — July 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    These look awesome! I bet they’re really rich!

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    oneordinaryday — July 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Holy. Cow.
    These look sooo darn good!

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    Jill — July 17, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I saw your picture on Tastespotting and had to see more! Your cupcakes look delicious!

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    Kerstin — July 17, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Wow, these look beyond incredible! I’m completely impressed 🙂

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    Jennifer — July 17, 2009 at 10:32 am

    peanut butter cups…one of my favorites!! What an awesome cupcake!!!

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    Laura — July 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Oh. My. God. I think my DH is packing his bags to leave me as we speak!

    These look soooo good. I bet it’s all you can do to eat one they are so rich!

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    Erin — July 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    These look delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter is the most fabulous combination!

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    Scott W. — July 23, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Alright, so you’ve gotta make some cupcakes when we are in Pennsylvania. These would work. Yummy!!!

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    Jen — July 23, 2009 at 12:38 am

    haha no prob Scott. Just let me know what you’re in the mood for. These were delicious…

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    Ingrid — July 26, 2009 at 1:13 am

    The only time I like chocolate or PB is when they’re together so these are looking pretty good to me!
    ~ingrid

    Btw, your salmon and the “sauce” looked really good too!
    ~ingrid

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    Mermaid Sweets — July 27, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Thanks so much for the link back, your cuppies look amazing.

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    comfycook — February 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I just discovered these and can’t wait to make them. Love chocolate and peanut butter.

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    LauraC — May 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I just made your vegan chocolate cupcakes over the weekend for some vegan friends and they were a huge hit. I had bookmarked this cupcake recipe for mother’s day because I LOVE peanut butter cups.

    Anyway I wanted to let you know the woman from Confetti Cakes was on Rachel Ray and they posted the official recipe on the Rachel Ray website. Not sure if you want to link it?

    http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/chocolate-cake/

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    Jan — February 23, 2012 at 7:29 am

    THank you for this post! I tried the cupcakes out here: http://www.themediamaid.com/2012/cupcake-celebrations/

    and loved it!

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