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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23 Responses to “Banana Split Cupcake”

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    stephchows — September 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Great cupcake hero entry!!! yum!

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    oneordinaryday — September 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    You’re right – it’s a freaking cute cupcake! I especially love that frosting and how you got it to look like a scoop of ice cream. Nicely done!
    This is my first CH and I can’t wait till the voting begins! : )

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    Amanda — September 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, what a yummy looking cupcake! Great idea!

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    oneparticularkitchen — September 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    This is ADORABLE!! I love it!

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    Xiaolu — September 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Gorgeous cupcake, Jen! I love how the cherry stands out. How do you get that black background if you don’t mind me asking? I’m pretty new to this food photography thing 8)

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    Amy Kingman — September 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Yummmm!!!!!

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    Jen — September 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Xiaolu – It’s actually just my black table. I’ve also had luck using a plain black piece of construction paper (most of my backgrounds are the 12×12 scrap-booking papers) or a black towel to get the background all black.

    Here is an example using paper, and one using a towel.

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    Xiaolu — September 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks! That’s really helpful.

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    Joanna — September 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Yum! Great idea 🙂

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    Stephanie Wagner — September 15, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Awesome idea!

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    bcallegra — September 16, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Very creative and it looks great!

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    The Novice Chef — September 16, 2009 at 3:15 am

    What a cute idea! I love it!! And I know my nieces would be in love!

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    nutmegnanny — September 16, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Great idea…they look delicious!

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    jesstyler — September 16, 2009 at 4:08 am

    holy deliciousness! I NEED one of those! 🙂

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    Kerstin — September 16, 2009 at 4:48 am

    How creative, I love them! So cute and tasty with that cherry on top!

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    Ingrid — September 16, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Very cute looking! I like your idea.
    ~ingrid

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    lifeoftheparty — September 16, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    These cupcakes are pure genius… you’ve definitely got my vote!

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    Jigginjessica — September 17, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Cute idea! What a great entry!

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    thegreatpantryraid — September 17, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Wow – super cute! A lot of work, I’m sure, but such a big payoff! Great job!

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    Kami — September 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    So stinkin’ cute!

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    Caroline — September 19, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Very cute, indeed and loving the pineapple in the frosting. I can just imagine how delicious this would taste. What a great idea.

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    Keiara Wells — September 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    MMM, it looks fantastic! I’ll have to try this one 🙂 xox

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    Sweet and Savory — October 15, 2009 at 5:55 am

    These cupcakes are precious besides, I am sure, being delicious. What a great idea.

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