Right now ice cream appears to be the only way I can make it through these hot summer days.
Yesterday it was the high was 115 – yikes. Oh and we are also setting records here in phoenix. It hasn’t fallen below 90 degrees in 7 straight days (with potentially 2 more). The previous record is from 2003… All I can say is that even waking up at 4:30 to fit my running in doesn’t really beat the heat!
So enough about the weather, lets get to the good stuff – this ice cream!
I’m sure I had you at mentioning “cookie dough” in the title. Who doesn’t like to eat cookie dough, let along have it mixed into their ice cream?
I think this would be a great ice cream to treat kids after school or on the weekends to keep them happy and cool. But I think I know more than a few adults that would like it just as much, if not more.
The cookie dough is simple to make and doesn’t contain any eggs – so its totally safe to eat. I used mini chocolate chips in mine, simply because I thought they would look cuter, but use whatever you have on hand.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the flour, then vanilla and chocolate chips.
- Form the dough into a disk, about ½ inch thick, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate until firm. Once chilled, unwrap the disk and chop the dough into bite sized pieces, then store pieces in the refrigerator until ready to mix in.
- Pour 1 cup of the cream into a medium saucepan and add the sugar and salt. Warm over medium heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and add the remaining 1 cup of cream, 1 cup of milk and vanilla.
- Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- While removing ice cream from the machine, fold in the chunks of cookie dough.