Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces

A homemade custard based ice cream recipe, featuring rich double chocolate ice cream and chocolate cookie chunks throughout. Finish with your favorite ice cream toppings.

Rich Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces Recipe from

I went to the movies. That’s kind of epic. Because I very rarely go to the movies. When I was in the whole pregnant through infant parenting stage… basically 5-6 years of my life, I didn’t go to the movies. Sad, I know. But it’s just life. Plus, it’s cheaper watching movies at home and since they come out so quickly now, it doesn’t really matter.

So, remember how I binge watched Veronica Mars not too long ago? I saw the movie Saturday. A day after it opened. What?! Okay but the fact that I saw a new movie so quickly is really totally besides the point now…

Veronica Mars… the movie was aaaamazing. Everything I hoped it would be. So seriously enjoyable. I even jumped twice, so I was clearly sucked into the plot and totally forgot I was even in the movie theater. If you saw the series, then you have to see the movie. Apparently you can even watch it on Amazon now and on demand services – so get to it! And then be sure to let me know what YOU think of it.

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And in totally other movie news. I watched About Time. This was after I talked about vampires and a time machine in my last post. It was kind of funny in the ha-ha totally weird way because, little did I know beforehand, the movie is about time travel AND the father played one of the ancient vampires in Underworld. Just a tad creepy when it comes to coincidences I think. Right?

Also… I’m ridiculously excited for Divergent. I’d love to see it Friday, because I’m that excited about it, but I’ll settle for Saturday or Sunday if I have to. I’m also sort of debating on the possibility of seeing it in IMAX. I’ve never seen an IMAX movie before. And I’ve only seen video on a super large display at the Omni theater in Boston and basically had to close my eyes because it made me sick – all kinds of dizzy nonsense going on. But that’s a domed screen, so hopefully I wouldn’t have the same issues with a regular, but super gigantic, screen.

So tell me… is IMAX really worth the price for movies?

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I know it’s not Summer yet BUT in this house, ice cream is a year round treat. I don’t care if it’s a blizzard outside… we just might be sitting by the fire with a bowl of ice cream. Are you with me or are you a Summer only indulging kind of person?

I didn’t have a single chocolate ice cream recipe on Baked by Rachel prior to today. *gasp* I know! So when debating on what fun new flavor to whip up, it was a no brainer… chocolate was the way to go!

This is a custard based ice cream, but don’t fear the custard, it’s really quite easy and does make such a huge difference in the flavor and consistency of the ice cream. It’s creamy, smooth and just perfect. This particular chocolate ice cream is a rich double chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie chunks throughout. An absolute must make for the chocolate lover!

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Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces

A rich chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces throughout.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time1 day
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Ice cream
Servings: 4 plus


  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 5 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C chocolate cookie pieces


  • Add 1 cup heavy cream and vanilla to a large bowl with a mesh strainer set on top.
  • Combine whole milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a medium saucepan, cooking over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and steaming.
  • In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Slowly drizzle 1 cup hot liquid into egg yolks, whisking continuously. Return egg mixture to saucepan. Cook until mixture coats the back of a spatula or wooden spoon. Add chocolate, stirring until melted and mixture is smooth. Pour through a mesh strainer into remaining heavy cream. Place bowl in an ice bath, stirring until cooled. Cover and chill thoroughly, 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Using a 1 1/2Qt ice cream maker, churn according to manufacturer's directions. Add 1 cup chocolate cookie pieces in the last 5 minutes of churning. Transfer to a freezer safe container, cover and freeze until firm, at least 4-6 hours or more.


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

More ice cream recipes to try:
Blackberry swirl ice cream
Roasted strawberry cheesecake ice cream
Cake batter funfetti ice cream
Cookies and coffee ice cream
S’more ice cream
Orange creamsicle ice cream
Roasted strawberry ice cream
Chocolate chip coffee ice cream
York Peppermint Patty ice cream

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35 Responses to “Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cookie Pieces”

  1. #
    Chloe @ foodlikecake — March 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I’ve never made ice cream before but now I’m going to have to! This ice cream looks amazing and super chocolatey!

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      Rachel — March 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Oh you really need to! It’s so fun and really easy.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — March 16, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Gorgeous, Rachel! I’ve gotta go see Veronica Mars. Thanks for the rec. Pinned!

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      Rachel — March 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      You absolutely need to see it :)

  3. #
    marla — March 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Love the look of this ice cream pinned & sharing on FB :)

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      Rachel — March 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks so much Marla! :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I am not waiting for the warm weather to dig into this bowl. Lovely!

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      Rachel — March 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Emily :)

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    Milk and Honey — March 17, 2014 at 2:23 am

    This looks ahmaZING. It’s warm here so I have absolutely no excuses… not that I need or want any.

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      Rachel — March 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks so much!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 17, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Love a good ice cream recipe! I haven’t attempted a chocolate version on my blog either – I can’t believe I haven’t! This looks SOO good. You can tell it looks super creamy, too! You & I saw Hunger Games in IMAX – so you’ll totally be fine if you watch Divergent in IMAX. It’s worth it!

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      Rachel — March 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      IMAX for Divergent it is then lol ;)

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — March 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

    How delicious. I’ll eat this anytime regardless of the weather.

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      Rachel — March 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Norma!

  8. #
    dina — March 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

    oh wow this looks amazing!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — March 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I love ice cream in all weather and this would definitely do the trick. The more chocolate the better:-)

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      Rachel — March 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Agreed!! :)

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    Wendy — March 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I LOVE chocolate Ice cream, but I love the movies even more, sooo, here goes: Yes, it IS cheaper watching movies on DVD, but it definitely DOES really matter – contrary to what you said. Just think of watching a huge, big-screen blockbuster… on TV at home (with crying kids, etc.)! If the artifacts from King Tut’s tomb or da Vinci’s The Last Supper were down the street, you wouldn’t say, “No, thanks, I’ll wait till I can see them in a book,” would you? Some of our greatest art is on film and is just as moving as any great piece of art.

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      Rachel — March 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      I’ll agree to disagree here as I definitely don’t find every movie worthy of seeing in the theaters, most of them in fact. Your example definitely doesn’t fit the bill for this particular example either. A movie vs ancient artifacts are totally different and should not be grouped together for comparison sake. But we’re all allowed our own opinions. :)

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    Wendy — March 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Yes, you’re completely right about most films NOT being worthy of seeing (and wasting our time and money). But, what can I say? I’m an old movie freak, so I do consider them as priceless as ancient artifacts. Hey, I LOVE it that you answer our posts personally – thanks!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — March 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    This is making me droooool. Ice cream is totally a year round treat, and I can’t wait to try this!

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      Rachel — March 18, 2014 at 7:17 am

      Thanks Courtney :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — March 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I’m happen to be looking for a new series to watch. I’m going to have to check out VM. This ice cream…love it! Double chocolate = more bettah!

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      Rachel — March 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Definitely give Veronica Mars a try. It was easy to get sucked into.

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — March 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Ahh I love a good ice cream, and I’m on the more chunks the better train, so these chocolate cookie pieces are so up my alley! Love!!

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      Rachel — March 19, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Thanks Rachel!

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    Jodee Weiland — June 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I’m a total chocolate lover…this looks awesome! I love this…so rich and creamy…thanks for sharing!

  16. #
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — June 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    seeing this for the first time. . came over from pinterest. . this is amazing and looks soooo good!

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      Rachel — June 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks Alice!

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    Lauren — June 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it; once I go off of my “only frozen yogurt until after bathing suit season” diet. :) Thank you for sharing!!

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      Rachel — June 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Lauren!

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    DKB — April 18, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Wow – this custard turned out so thick it almost broke my machine. It’s incredibly rich and delicious but next time I’ll definitely not thicken it so much as adding the extra chocolate pieces at the end really gives it some heft.

    The right kind of cookies are a bit hard to come by in the UK so I used chocolate-filled Oreos which made it a little sweeter than I would probably choose but it’s pretty much chocolate heaven.

    Would make again.

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      Rachel — April 19, 2015 at 8:18 am

      It really shouldn’t have turned out so thick the machine couldn’t handle it, if the ingredients and directions were followed exactly. I’m glad you still enjoyed it though!! :)

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    Linda Cundiff — February 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I made this many times before :D love it. I never used the mesh strainer I used a submerge mixer :) Made it easier

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      Rachel — February 16, 2017 at 7:22 am

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it!

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