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Monster Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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A peanut butter cookie dough ice cream base loaded with bits of frozen monster cookie dough is a match made in heaven. Your taste buds will be screaming for more ice cream!

fun paper cup loaded with scoops of monster cookie ice cream.

Be prepared for this homemade monster cookie ice cream to become your new favorite.  There is peanut butter and brown sugar mixed into the base to start things off right.

Then it is studded with bits of monster cookie dough with all of the chocolate and oatmeal goodness you would expect. The combination is fabulous!

If you are a fan of monster cookies and ice cream, this is for you. It is the best of both worlds mixed together in scoopable perfection.

Bowl of peanut butter ice cream base next to plastic bag of frozen monster cookie dough mixture, ready to be made into ice cream.

Mimi originally shared her monster cookie ice cream with us back in 2016. I recently made some monster cookie dip for a family gathering and my husband and sister-in-law decided that would be good mixed in ice cream.

So it seemed like a perfect time to dust off this recipe and make a batch. Mimi’s original recipe included cooking some oatmeal and using that in the base.

It did add great body and turned out delicious.  I wasn’t in the mood for that, however, so I stirred in some peanut butter for body instead.

It was amazing if I do say so myself!  (My husband and sister-in-law agreed!)

I hope you give it a try to see for yourself!

Ice cream scoop dipping out a scoop of monster cookie ice cream with lots of cookie dough bits in a peanut butter ice cream base.

Favorite ice cream makers

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

Both work great and are relatively affordable.  You just have to remember to get the bowl in the freezer in plenty of time to get it cold, but that is a whole lot better than making sure you have enough ice and salt on hand!

tub of monster cookie ice cream with scoop and some served ready to eat.

Great Ice Cream Storage Options

My mom loves the 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What flavor is monster cookie ice cream?

Just like the namesake cookies, this homemade ice cream is flavored with peanut butter, oatmeal, brown sugar and chocolate candies.

Why are there eggs in ice cream?

The eggs help to emulsify the ice cream and give it a smooth and creamy texture. Use pasteurized eggs to reduce the risk of salmonella.

Love this recipe? Give it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review in the recipe card below!

scoops of monster cookie dough with peanut butter, oatmeal and candies inside.

Monster Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Carlee
A peanut butter cookie dough ice cream base loaded with bits of frozen monster cookie dough is a match made in heaven. Your taste buds will be screaming for more ice cream!
4.93 from 14 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 360 kcal

Ingredients
 

Cookie Dough Bits

  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini M&Ms

Ice Cream Base

  • 2 large pasteurized eggs
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • cups milk

Instructions
 

Cookie Dough Bits

  • Beat the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, milk, vanilla and salt until well blended and smooth.
    ¼ cup butter, ¾ cup creamy peanut butter, ¾ cup light brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup whole milk
  • Add the rolled oats and beat until well incorporated. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and mini M&M's.
    1¾ cups rolled oats, ½ cup mini chocolate chips, ½ cup mini M&Ms
  • Spread onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper, or put in a freezer bag and press into a flat disk. Freeze until ready to use.
  • Ice Cream Base
  • Beat the eggs until they are light and foamy. (MiMi likes to do this is a large jar with an immersion blender,  but in a bowl with a whisk works too)
    2 large pasteurized eggs
  • Add in the brown sugar and peanut butter, mixing until well incorporated.
    ¾ cup light brown sugar, 3 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • Add vanilla.
    1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • In a large measuring bowl, mix together the cream and milk. Gently stir in the egg mixture. (you don't want to beat it at this point, the air is already added to the eggs)
    3 cups heavy cream, 1½ cups milk
  • 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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 6gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 163mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22g
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Recipe Rating




Audrey Rees

Saturday 26th of November 2022

This recipe is an example of the perfect combination, and honestly cannot be matched! If you are looking for THE TASTIEST thing to bring to a gathering, you have now found it. It doesn’t matter if it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall; it always sounds great. Thank you, Carlee!😍

Carlee

Sunday 27th of November 2022

I am so glad you liked it, Audrey! It is always so much fun to know what you made was enjoyed 💕

Matt

Sunday 27th of November 2022

I tried some of this tonight and it was delicious! Very rich, but am looking forward to having some more tomorrow!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 30th of June 2016

I love the idea of this ice cream! Perfect for a party!

Carlee

Thursday 30th of June 2016

It is a fun one, that is for sure! We love our monster cookie flavored foods!

Unknown

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Yum, Yum, Yum! Looks fantastic!

Carlee

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Thank you! MiMi makes the best ice cream!

Frugal Hausfrau

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

I love the idea of the oatmeal in this! Years ago grape nuts ice-cream used to be a thing, so maybe I'm preprimed to the idea of cereal and ice-cream! This sounds amazing!!

Carlee

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

I could actually see grape nut ice cream being pretty decent! I'll bet it holds its texture. How interesting! I really liked the oatmeal in here. MiMi is pretty creative. I wouldn't have thought to cook it first, but it really worked well!