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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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 A creamy vanilla ice cream kissed with brown sugar and loaded with homemade cookie dough chunks, this is a dessert that’s hard to top. Give that ice cream maker a workout and make some today!

Small bowl of homemade cookie dough ice cream with bite of ice cream on spoon, ready to eat.

 Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is a perennial favorite for good reason.  Of course that reason is it’s delicious! This homemade version is super creamy and extra good. Make a batch to see for yourself!

MiMi originally shared this ice cream recipe with us in the summer of 2015. She was on one heck of a roll making great frozen desserts.

Now that I have an ice cream maker, I have been going back and remaking some of our favorites.

My ice cream loving husband ranks this and her blackberry ice cream among his favorites.  After his first bite of this batch he declared I needed to make more.

cookie dough patted out and ready to freeze.

He liked it that much, he knew however big the batch was, it wasn’t big enough.  Fair, I suppose.

But we have a lot more ice cream variations to try first! Like s’mores ice cream and chocolate peanut butter ice cream too!

As the weather warms up it will be handy to have all of our favorite recipes refreshed with printable recipe cards.  So pin your favorites now so you’re ready!

Here is what MiMi had to say in 2015:

This summer has been a summer full of creating homemade ice cream recipes for my family.  I have also gotten into making Texas style sheet cakes.

batter bowl filled with brown sugar cookie dough ice cream base ready to churn.

I develop a sheet cake recipe and then make an ice cream recipe to go with it.  For the cookie dough sheet cake I made this cookie dough ice cream.

I didn’t want to just add cookie dough chunks to vanilla ice cream.  After thinking about it, I realized the only change I would need to make to my vanilla ice cream recipe would be to use only brown sugar as the sweetener.

The cookie dough bits are so tasty that I wasn’t sure they were going to make it into the ice cream. Carlee’s brother, Collin, was here to taste test.

Ice cream container of homemade cookie dough ice cream with chunks of cookie dough on top.

Every time I turned my back I caught him sneaking more bits.  Luckily the recipe made more than what I needed to put into the ice cream.

The taste tester of the family also has to taste the ice cream base.  He kept taking bits of cookie dough and dipping it into the ice cream that was left on the freezer bowl.

I knew I had a hit on my hands!

My family really enjoyed this ice cream.  Just wait until you try the cake that I made to go with it.  I’ll share that recipe also!

scoops of homemade cookie dough ice cream

A note from Carlee:

You guys, in case you can’t tell by looking at it, this ice cream is GOOOOOD!  The brown sugar in the base really makes all the difference.

This might be one of my favorite MiMi ice creams yet, and that is really saying something!

Storing Ice Cream:

MiMi also wanted to share that she has a new favorite way to store her ice cream.  She found these Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop containers that fit in the freezer well, stack easily and store nicely.  She already has a couple and is getting ready to order more.  (They certainly did not sponsor this in any way, MiMi just really likes them!)

I got fun quart sized containers that are reusable and dishwasher safe that I like as well. No matter how it’s stored, the ice cream tends to disappear quickly around here!

Ice Cream Maker Recommendations 

MiMi has a couple kitchenaid ice cream maker attachments for her stand mixer.  She loves them and makes all of her ice cream with them.

I recently got a cuisinart ice cream maker. You freeze the bowl ahead of using it much like the kitchenaid attachment.

I have only had it for a couple of months and have made several batches of ice cream already. So far so good and it doesn’t take up a ton of room for storage, no more than a food processor.

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Small bowl of homemade cookie dough ice cream with bite of ice cream on spoon, ready to eat.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Servings: 16 Servings
Author: Carlee
A creamy vanilla ice cream kissed with brown sugar and loaded with homemade cookie dough chunks, this is a dessert that's hard to top. Give that ice cream maker a workout and make some today!
4.88 from 8 ratings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes


Cookie Dough Bites

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup miniature chocolate chips

Ice Cream

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1⅔ cups whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups heavy cream


Cookie Dough Bites

  • Beat the butter and sugars together.
    ½ cup butter, ½ cup light brown sugar, ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Mix together the vanilla and milk.
    1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, ¼ cup whole milk
  • Stir together the flour and salt.
    ½ teaspoon salt, 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • Alternately add the flour and milk mixtures to the butter. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    ¾ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Press the cookie dough onto cookie sheet to a depth of about 1/4 inch. Place in freezer while making the ice cream base.

Ice Cream

  • Mix brown sugar and vanilla into the milk until the brown sugar is dissolved.
    ¾ cup light brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, 1⅔ cups whole milk
  • Gently stir in the cream.
    3 cups heavy cream
  • Pour into your ice cream maker and make according to your maker’s directions. 
  • Remove cookie dough from freezer and cut or break off bits of cookie dough the size you would like them in your ice cream.
  • Stir cookie dough bits into the ice cream as soon as it is done churning.
  • Store in the freezer until frozen.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 900IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Makeup Muddle

Thursday 16th of April 2020

I have never tried making ice cream before, because I've always assumed it would be super difficult but this recipe sounds like something I could definitely make myself! Thank you for sharing with us, I love cookie dough xo


Friday 24th of April 2020

It really is easy! Enjoy!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

This looks soooo yummy and refreshing....yep, it’s going to get made very soon. My boys will go crazy, Mr. Nine too. xo


Thursday 16th of April 2020

I hope they all love it!


Sunday 24th of April 2016

ohhh this is my son's fav ice cream so what a surprise when I make it for him :) Thanks for sharing this homemade cookie dough ice cream recipe!


Sunday 24th of April 2016

It is a fun one to do homemade and the brown sugar gives it that great cookie dough flavor! I hope he loves it!

Christine | Mid-Life Croissant

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Oh that brown sugar flavor is so good!


Thursday 24th of September 2015

It really changes the flavor of the vanilla ice cream! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

It is soooo delicious. A great way to send summer out with a bang!