Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is the perfect sweet treat pairing!

Chocolate chip cookie dough and creamy homemade ice cream swirled together are definitely hard to resist!

The best part is that no ice cream maker is needed, so anyone can make this easy recipe!

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An Ice Cream Favorite Flavor

Ben & Jerry were onto something when they invented chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in 1984 and it’s been a hit ever since!

  • Just a few ingredients, make cookie dough ice cream at home easily.
  • No special equipment or ice cream makers is needed.
  • Mix and match your fave flavors and add-ins to create a new recipe every time.
  • Add a few scoops to a bowl with some chocolate sauce or fresh fruit.
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Ingredients in Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Make and eat cookie dough ice cream in a bowl, a cone, as an ice cream sandwich, or between layers of a cake!

Ice Cream Base No churn ice cream is a cinch to make. The base is made with sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream.

Cookie Dough These little bits make this so much more fun than vanilla ice cream. Make homemade cookie dough from scratch, or if you’re short on time, use ready-made cookie dough in any flavor you like!

Ice Cream Add-InsStir in some colorful sprinkles, toffee bits, crushed cereal bits, or cookies. Swirl in peanut butter, jam, caramel, or fudge sauce. And top with magic shell.

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How to Make Cookie Dough Ice Cream

No ice cream machine, no churning, and no equipment required!

  1. Prepare the cookie dough (per the recipe below) if making it from scratch.
  2. Make whipped cream and fold it into sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  3. Add the cookie dough chunks and chocolate chips and freeze.

That’s literally all there is to it.

Pro Tips & Tricks

  • Flour should be heat treated and cooled by baking in the oven. This will kill harmful bacteria and ensure your cookie dough is safe to eat.
  • Chill the mixing bowls, beaters, and loaf pan before beginning.
  • Line the loaf pan with parchment paper for easy ice cream removal (and to make slicing for ice cream sandwiches or cake filling easy).
  • If adding crushed cookies, cereal, or nuts, crush them up easily and cleanly by placing them in a zippered bag and going over them with a rolling pin.
  • When storing cookie dough ice cream, keep it in a freezer-safe container with a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the exposed surface of the ice cream to prevent air from altering the flavor and freezer burn.

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Cookie Dough Ice Cream

This easy, creamy, no-churn ice cream is loaded with chunks of cookie dough & chocolate chips!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Edible Cookie Dough (or use store bought if preferred)

  • 1 cup flour* see note
  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips


To Make Edible Cookie Dough (or use store bought)

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread flour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Beat butter and sugars with a hand mixer until fluffy. Mix in milk and vanilla.
  • Add cooled flour a little bit at a time until incorporated and the dough reaches desired consistency. You may not need all of the flour. Fold in chocolate chips.

Ice Cream

  • Place a large bowl in the freezer.
  • Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Place in the freezer.
  • Break the cookie dough into small pieces and set aside.
  • Whip heavy cream in a bowl on medium high until stiff peaks form.
  • Remove the bowl from the freezer and add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  • Gently fold in the whipped cream. Fold in cookie dough and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.


This recipe can be made with homemade or store bought edible cookie dough.
Consuming raw flour can cause food poisoning because it typically has not been treated to kill germs such as E.Coli. Cooking the flour (and baking mixes) kill the bacteria. So if making homemade cookie dough, the flour should be baked for safety. Ensure the flour is completely cooled so it doesn’t melt the butter when making the cookie dough.
Other flavors and additions can be added. Extracts should be added in small quantities as they contain alcohol and can affect how the ice cream freezes.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 451 | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 946IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. yum! decided to make this because my boyfriend always says the store bought cookie dough ice cream doesn’t have enough cookie dough in it. this was so good we both loved it. didn’t last very long haha. i also bought an actual ice cream container from the store to use.5 stars