Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

I’ve talked a few times about how most of my ice cream experiences growing up were largely a product of the local soft serve stand. The thing is, soft serve isn’t exactly ice cream. That, combined with the fact that my mom kept ice cream out of the house the majority of the time, meant that I was a bit older before I started discovering all of the different flavor possibilities associated with “real” ice cream, not just the vanilla, chocolate or swirls of soft serve. I remember going to the beach with my family when I was around 14 years old; on more than one occasion we’d walk down to the ice cream shop near where we were staying. I fell in love. Chocolate chip cookie dough… in ice cream?! It was a dream come true. My mom may not have kept the freezer stocked with ice cream, but she did allow us to lick the beaters. Cookie dough was some amazing stuff, and there it was… floating in rich, creamy vanilla ice cream. My teenage mind was blown.

Ingredients

  • For the Ice Cream:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Read the whole recipe on Brown Eyed Baker