February 2, 2015

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Recipe challenge, week five.

I have not a lot to say about this ice cream other than the fact that out of all the ice creams I've concocted in the last 2 1/2 years, this is my favorite.  There is no question about it.  If you've never tried your own ice cream, this is a great place to start.  If you have an ice cream maker that you don't use, or you're even contemplating the idea of getting one, this is what you should make.  
I made it a few weeks ago. We ate it.
I had milk and cream leftover.  
I made it again.
We ate it again.
It disappeared within a couple of days.
Ice cream doesn't last long here.
I found this recipe for eggless cookie dough almost two years ago and I've been meaning to try it ever since.  It's perfect, really, but I did add a bit more liquid to make it come together for me.  I noted the change in the recipe below, but wanted to make sure I sourced it.  

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

by Kristin Darhower
Prep Time: 4 hours-cooling overnight
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: dessert ice-cream

    For the ice cream
    • 2 cups milk
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • 1/8 t. salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 ½ T. cornstarch
    • 2 T. milk
    • 1 ¼ cups whipping cream
    For the cookie dough
    • 6 T. butter, softened
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1/8 cup white sugar
    • 1 t. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 t. salt
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1-2 T. milk
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    To make the cookie dough
    Just stir all the ingredients together until it becomes something you can easily roll into balls. Roll into ½ inch balls and place on a plate in the freezer for a few hours, or overnight, until frozen. Once frozen, chop into smaller chunks.
    To make the ice cream
    In a large sauce pan, whisk the milk, sugar, and salt together. Bring it to a boil and, keeping on medium heat, let it boil for 4 minutes. Set a timer. Then pull it off the heat.
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and extra 2 T. of milk.
    Add the cornstarch/milk into the milk/sugar and let it return to a boil. It should thicken up after a few minutes. Stir in the vanilla and whipping cream. Turn off the heat.
    Pour the mixture into a large plastic or glass bowl through a mesh sieve. This will get rid of any lumps. Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours or overnight, until it is completely cooled.
    Following the manufacturer’s directions for your ice cream maker. When it is about half-frozen (soft-serve-ish), add in the cookie dough chunks and keep mixing. The whole mixing part took me about 20-25 minutes.
    Freeze in an airtight container and then remove for at least 10 minutes before serving.
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    1. This sounds incredible. Maybe I should just stay home from work today so I can make it. Sounds logical, right? Because now that I've read this, I'm pretty sure nothing else will measure up.

    2. Aside from the science project in 8th grade, I've never made ice cream!! I'm alway so impressed when people make it at home! Ice cream definitely doesn't last long around here either! I'm going to have to try that eggless cookie dough--I haven't eaten cookie dough (you know, like, while making actual cookies) since 2010 when I actually got sick from eating it (I'm probably that ONE in a million that the warning comes from, whatever).

    3. Oh my gosh this looks SO good! I've never made ice cream, this would be a fun thing to try this summer!

    4. yum. i have definitely never made my own ice cream - i doubt it would last long at all! i would be interested in seeing if i could make ice cream in a different flavour (ie no flour).

    5. yum!!! cookie dough ice cream is my favorite!!!

    6. Yum! It's been a while since I made homemade ice cream.

    7. Seriously delicious!! Cookie dough is definitely my favorite and I still have yet to make any homemade ice cream.

    8. Every time you post an ice cream recipe I'm reminded that I still need to get that darn attachment for my KitchenAid. But then I think maybe I shouldn't because ice cream wouldn't last long around me either.

    9. Yum!!! This looks really good!

    10. Homemade ice cream is my favorite ice cream ever! But you just took it up a notch with the cookie dough!!!! Dying over here!

    11. We have an ice cream maker. I have a husband that LOVES homemade ice cream. I think this is my weekend recipe. It sounds delicious!

    12. Cookie dough ice cream is one of my favorites! I might have to work on getting that ice cream maker for my Kitchen Aid mixer!


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