Cookie Dough Ice Cream


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This 4-ingredient chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipe makes creamy ice cream studded with cookie dough chunks and chocolate chips. No ice cream maker required!

Love homemade ice cream recipes? Try my brownie ice cream, avocado ice cream, and hot chocolate ice cream next.

cookie dough ice cream.

Everyone loves cookie dough ice cream but have you tried making it at home? It’s ridiculously foolproof (watch the video below!). It tastes like store-bought ice cream but with far fewer ingredients and artificial flavors. It’s also way cheaper, so I don’t feel guilty for polishing off an entire pint in one go!

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make cookie dough ice cream
  4. Arman’s recipe tips
  5. How to store leftovers
  6. More homemade ice cream recipes to try
  7. Cookie Dough Ice Cream (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • Perfect texture. Heavy cream and condensed milk combine to make an outrageously thick, creamy ice cream. 
  • No churn recipe. Aka no ice cream machine. All you need is an electric hand mixer. 
  • Customizable. I prefer chocolate chip cookie dough, but you can use any type of edible cookie dough or add an endless array of fun mix-ins. 
  • Healthier than store-bought ice cream. Like my oat milk ice cream, this recipe combines wholesome ingredients, so I don’t feel a lick of guilt for sharing it with my family (pun intended).

Ingredients needed

  • Heavy cream. Makes for soft, smooth ice cream without extra emulsifiers. 
  • Condensed milk. I tested both full-fat and fat-free condensed milk, and while the full-fat version was slightly creamier, the fat-free milk worked just fine. Just make sure to let it chill in the fridge overnight before blending. 
  • Cookie dough. I typically make my vegan edible cookie dough, but any store-bought cookie dough works, or even crushed-up chocolate chip cookies.
  • Chocolate chips. If your edible cookie dough has chocolate chips, you don’t have to add extra, but I usually do anyway!

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Whip the cream. In a large bowl, add the heavy cream. With the electric mixer, beat the cream until soft peaks form. 

Step 2- Combine ingredients. To the bowl, add the condensed milk and beat until thick and fluffy. Stir in the cookie dough and chocolate chips. 

Step 3- Freeze. Transfer the vanilla ice cream base to the loaf pan, cover, and freeze for at least an hour.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipe.

Arman’s recipe tips

  • Use chilled cream and condensed milk. Both ingredients need to be chilled so that the mixture remains scoopable and creamy. 
  • Freeze the loaf pan first. Place your loaf pan or ice cream container in the freezer for up to two hours before making the ice cream. 
  • Skip the electric mixer. While using a hand mixer does save time, I’ve made this recipe using a whisk, and it works just fine. 


  • Make vegan ice cream. Use vegan cream, coconut condensed milk, and vegan chocolate chips. 
  • Add extra mix-ins. Why stop with cookie dough? Try brownie pieces, brownie batter, or caramel. 
  • Switch up the cookie dough. Try my pumpkin cookie dough, snickerdoodle cookie dough, or banana cookie dough
  • Make chocolate ice cream. This recipe makes vanilla ice cream, but if you want chocolate cookie dough ice cream, add ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. 
  • Use crushed cookies. If I don’t have edible cookie dough on hand, I’ll use crushed-up healthy chocolate chip cookies instead. 
  • Enhance the flavor. While optional, I find a dash of sea salt or a teaspoon of vanilla extract goes a long way. 
  • Cut the calories. When I’m on a low-calorie diet, I like to swap the heavy cream for half-and-half, use fat-free condensed milk, and make low-carb cookie dough.

How to store leftovers

To freeze:  Store the extra ice cream in a freezer-safe airtight container for 2-3 weeks. Cover its surface with baking paper to prevent crystals from forming.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

More homemade ice cream recipes to try

cookie dough ice cream recipe.
5 from 18 votes
This 4-ingredient chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recipe makes creamy ice cream studded with cookie dough chunks and chocolate chips. No ice cream maker is required! Watch the video below to see how I make this in my kitchen!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 6 minutes




  • Place a freezer-friendly container or loaf pan in the freezer.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the heavy cream. Using a hand-mixer, beat together until soft peaks form.
  • Add the condensed milk and beat together until thick and fluffy. Fold through the cookie dough and chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the mixture into the loaf pan, cover, and freeze for an hour.


* You can use crushed up cookies if you prefer. 
TO STORE: Like any good ice cream, this one should always be stored in the freezer, covered completely. It will keep well for up to two months. 
Try to enjoy the ice cream within a week, as it risks becoming icy when constantly removed from the freezer. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSodium: 79mgPotassium: 241mgVitamin A: 1007IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 0.2mgNET CARBS: 17g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. After stirring every 15 mins for the first hour, instead of leaving the entire portion to freeze, would it work if the ice cream mix was portioned out into smaller individual portions and then frozen. Would that work, do you reckon..?