Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Creamy brown sugar vanilla ice cream with chocolate chunks and egg-free cookie dough throughout.

Chocolate chunk cookie dough ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It’s officially summer! Yay! And just like that, our weather is turning around again. We had a bit of a chilly spell over the weekend. Plus, plenty of rain. I’m eager for the warmer weather so we can enjoy summer and all it has to offer. Just please no more days in the 60s or 70s with rain. I get that it’s all relative because we’d be thoroughly enjoying those same temps in the winter… but it’s summer so, warm weather needs to stick around.

We’ve been on a bit of a Game of Thrones kick lately, starting from the beginning! And, thankfully I managed to avoid all spoilers relating to the most recent season finale. Please, no show spoilers. I honestly wasn’t sure I’d like it because I’m not always that into period tv shows or movies. They can be hard to really get into, but so far I’m enjoying Game of Thrones, even if I can’t remember all of the characters names.

Chocolate chunk cookie dough ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Last summer I meant to make this ice cream, but one thing led to another and it didn’t happen. So, it had to happen this year. If you’re a cookie dough fan… (who isn’t) then this is ice cream is an absolute must make!

A creamy custard based brown sugar and vanilla ice cream, studded with semi-sweet chocolate chunks and mini balls of egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough! You’ll get chocolate or cookie dough, or both, in every bite! What’s not to love?

Being a huge ice cream fan and having always been a fan of cookie dough, I needed to combine the two into one magical ice cream. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll love this chocolate chunk cookie dough ice cream!

Chocolate chunk cookie dough ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Creamy brown sugar ice cream with chocolate chunks and egg-free cookie dough throughout.
Prep Time25 minutes
Total Time1 day
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice cream
Servings: 4 plus


Ice cream:

  • 1 C whole milk
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 egg yolks

Cookie dough:

  • 2 Tb unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tb light brown sugar
  • 2 Tb granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Tb milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tb mini chocolate chips
  • 1.5 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped (roughly 1/4C)


  • Add 1 cup heavy cream and vanilla to a medium bowl with a mesh strainer set on top. Set aside. 
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine remaining 1 cup heavy cream with whole milk, salt and sugars. Stir to dissolve sugar. 
  • Whisk egg yolks in a small bowl. 
  • When milk mixture begins to steam, slowly drizzel 1 cup warm liquid into egg yolks while continuously whisking. Add egg mixture into saucepan. Stir and continue to cook over medium heat until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. Pour through mesh strainer into reserved heavy cream. Stir and cool over an ice bath to room temperature. 
  • Cover and chill thoroughly, 4-6 hours or overnight. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine butter and sugars until smooth. Mix in milk and vanilla, followed by salt and flour. Stir to combine well. Mix in mini chocolate chips. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until nearly firm. 
  • Roll cookie dough into 1/2-inch balls. Place on a freezer proof tray, freezing until ready to add to the ice cream. 
  • Churn custard base according to manufacturer's directions, adding chopped semi-sweet chocolate in the last 5-10 minutes. 
  • Add large spoonfuls of churned ice cream to a freezer safe container, scattering cookie dough balls throughout. Freeze until firm, 4 hours or overnight. 


Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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34 Responses to “Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Ice Cream”

  1. #
    June @ How to Philosophize with Cake — June 22, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Mmm that looks like my kind of ice cream! Cookie dough is my favorite flavor, by far, so I might have to try making it this summer… :)

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

      I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 22, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Oh my gosh those chunks of cookie dough. This is way better than any store bought. You’ve got fresh cookie dough in there!! I die :)

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Thanks so much Aimee! :)

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    Melissa — June 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Yum! This looks so good. Ilove anything with cookie dough!

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Thanks Melissa!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 22, 2015 at 9:15 am

    This beats any store-bought cookie dough ice cream because I can make the dough chunks as big as I want! Love! Yay for summer and ice cream! Pinned!

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:36 am

      As long as it’s packed with cookie dough, right? :)

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    Erin@WellPlated — June 22, 2015 at 10:26 am

    This makes me want to do a summer happy dance. Love those chunks!

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:36 am

      Thanks Erin!

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    Malinda@Countryside Cravings — June 22, 2015 at 10:32 am

    This looks divine!! I love cookie dough ice cream, well I love all ice cream, but this looks awesome! I love the brown sugar in the ice cream!

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:36 am

      Thanks so much, Malinda!

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    Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake — June 22, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Cookie dough ice cream has to be some of the best stuff ever invented. I’m gonna admit, I may just make this cookie dough and skip the ice cream this time…just because I want cookie dough. LOL. LOVE GoT – hope you’re enjoying it! It gets crazier!!!

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:36 am

      The dough is amazing on it’s own so I wouldn’t blame you one bit for just making that! And we’re definitely enjoying GOT. So many crazy things happening!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — June 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I”m all about the homemade ice cream and this looks fantastic. Pinned.

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Paula!

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — June 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Nothing beats homemade cookie dough ice cream and yours looks FANTASTIC! And chocolate chunks are totally the way to go. Y-U-M!

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Thanks so much, Senika!

  10. #
    Coleen @ The Redhead Baker — June 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Cookie dough is my most favorite ice cream flavor of all time! I need to make this.

    • #
      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

      I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — June 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    My husband was just talking about watching Game of Thrones, I may have to take him up on it this weekend. This cookie dough ice cream would be perfect to eat while watching! Hands down one of my favorite flavors!

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

      You should give it a try! I wasn’t sure if I’d like it but I’m kind of hooked now! :)

  12. #
    ChiChi — June 23, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Games of Thrones fan here!!! lol

    I am so happy it’s summer and your ice cream looks delicious. Those chunks of cookie dough, i am in love.

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      Rachel — June 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Thanks so much ChiChi!

  13. #
    Amanda — June 24, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I need this ice cream in my life!!!

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      Rachel — June 25, 2015 at 8:54 am

      You definitely do!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — June 25, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I tried Game of Thrones but I just got so lost! Maybe I should give it another try. Regardless, I’ll definitely be giving this ice cream a try. OMG, delicious.

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      Rachel — June 26, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Definitely give it another try. I wasn’t sold immediately but a few episodes and I was good! :) I hope you love the ice cream!

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    Joni — June 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Just made this today. Brown sugar in ice cream?! This is a first for me! It is such an amazing success. Best cookie dough ice cream I’ve ever had. Brilliant! Thank you!

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      Rachel — June 28, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Joni! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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    Zylo — June 28, 2015 at 11:52 am

    This looks delicious! Does the custard base taste like cookie dough too, because it sure sounds like it would. I wonder if you could make this without an ice cream maker since I’m not sure we have one anymore…

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      Rachel — June 28, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      I’m sure you could freeze it immediately, but it wouldn’t have the exact same consistency and it may be much harder straight from the freezer. Good luck and I hope you enjoy it!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    When I was a kid I would always get chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and eat all the ice cream around the cookie dough, and save the dough bits for last. I’m 29 and it’s still my favorite, I’m giddy like a kid right now!

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      Rachel — July 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      It’s such a fun excuse to eat two awesome treats in one! :)

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