Cookie Dough Ice Cream
My grandmother makes a chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake every time my brother comes home. It inspired me to put two of my favorite things together—cheesecake and ice cream. This recipe is the delicious result! —Stacie Wash, Chesterfield, Virginia
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing
- 3/4 to 1 cup refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
- 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 26 squares)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- ICE CREAM:
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 6 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 12 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
- Pinch off small pieces of cookie dough; place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and freeze.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 11-15 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Break into small pieces and set aside.
- For ice cream, in a small saucepan, heat half-and-half to 175°; stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Pour into a large bowl.
- In a blender, combine cream, vanilla and cream cheese; cover and process until smooth. Stir into half-and-half mixture. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
- Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions (mixture will be very soft). (Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.)
- For each batch, in a large bowl, layer a third of the ice cream, some of the cookie dough pieces and crust mixture; repeat layers twice. Swirl ice cream. Freeze 2-4 hours before serving.
Editor's NoteFor food safety reasons, use only commercially prepared cookie dough.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 563 calories, 41g fat (24g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Originally published as Cookie Dough Ice Cream in Taste of Home June/July 2008
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