Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

I’ve been having so much fun whipping up various ice cream recipes this year! I’ve seriously been making a batch almost every week. Since I mostly use coconut milk in my ice cream, I like to throw in a sorbet recipe every once and a while too to lighten things up.

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

A few months ago, I threw together some sugar cookie bars to take in to work. I ended up with leftovers to bring home with me. I’m not used to that… I blame it on the fact that the recipe makes a LOT of sugar cookie bars, and it was a beautiful Friday so I think people cut out early. When I take baked goods to work, I don’t usually set them out until the afternoon so I’m not ruining anyone’s lunch appetite.

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

So I found myself with some leftover sugar cookie bars. Not sure what to do with them, I wrapped them up in some plastic wrap and foil and threw them in the freezer.

A couple weeks later, after the huge success of the Snickerdoodle Ice Cream, I was trying to decide what kind of ice cream to make next. You can see where this story is going. Similar to the Snickerdoodle Ice Cream, this is simply a vanilla ice cream (made with almond extract and very little sugar) with large chunks of sugar cookie bars thrown into the mix. To make things even more fun, I also threw some sprinkles in. If you don’t happen to have sugar cookie bars sitting around, or don’t want to make them, you could easily use sugar cookies (homemade, or even store bought) to make this ice cream.

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

With the taste of sugar cookies and the fun sprinkles mixed in, this is the perfect ice cream to serve at a birthday or any other celebration.

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Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 cans coconut milk
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
2 - 2 1/2 cups chopped sugar cookie bars, about 6 bars, chopped
Multi-colors sprinkles, optional

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk and sugar.

Warm the milk mixture over medium heat until the sugar has completely melted. Do not boil milk.

Remove from heat and whisk in extracts.

Pour mixture into a bowl and allow to cool in the fridge, at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Process the ice cream in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. During the last 5 minutes, add the sugar cookie bar pieces and additional sprinkles. Place ice cream in a freezer safe continue and freeze for 4 hours before serving.

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7 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – The Great Sugar Cookie Debate”

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    Joelen — December 9, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Adorable cookies!

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    Katie — December 10, 2008 at 1:36 am

    I LOVE this! Comparison posts are my favorite and this is perfect timing with Christmas!!

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    Jen — December 10, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Thanks. I really enjoyed doing the comparison!

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    CB — December 10, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Fun post! I loved Dorie’s recipe but I’ll have to try the other 2. Yum!
    /Clara

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    Susan from Food Blogga — December 12, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    That’s funny. We only ever made sugar cookies at Xmas time too. Those poor little Easter Bunnies and Halloween pumpkin cut-out just collected dust in the cupboard. Yours look great; and I’m with your aunt. I like them big and soft. 🙂

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    Ashlee Wetherington — December 18, 2008 at 4:05 am

    W-O-W! My cookies compared to Dorie’s?! I’m super floored 🙂 Thanks for including mine in your comparison!

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    AmyRuth — January 4, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Hey I love that you compared recipes. I made a gazillion wedding cake cookies and used Nancy Baggett’s sugar cookie recipe which worked really well for cut out cookies and they taste good. Very buttery. I was surprised. What a fun party idea.
    AmyRuth

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