So I kind of made the best chocolate ice cream I’ve ever made. Well, it’s more than just chocolate. It’s a creamy, dreamy Double Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream made with two types of chocolate and homemade cookie dough pieces.
I honestly don’t know why it’s taken me so long to create this recipe. I mean HELLO, double dark chocolate ice cream, plus cookie dough? DUHHH.
Plus, with it being June and all, I needed to kick ice cream season off with a bang.
This ice cream definitely requires some prep time, but in my opinion, it is worth it. Because, essentially, you’re creating an artisanal batch of ice cream from the comfort of your own home.
I really don’t have much more to say about it than this: it’s truly the best chocolate ice cream I’ve ever made. So…. yeah. Iss good.
for the ice cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 4 oz dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
for the cookie dough
- 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat the heavy cream, milk, chocolate, and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Heat until mixture begins to steam and is scalding, but isn't boiling.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar, egg yolks, and cocoa powder. Using a ladle, whisk in 1 cup of the heated cream mixture. Then, whisk the entire thing back into the main saucepan.
Continue to stir the mixture gently for around 5 minutes, until the mixture thickens and fully coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and salt, then place saucepan in an ice bath to cool for 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a quart-sized ziplock bag and place in the fridge to cool completely, about 4 hours.
To make the cookie dough, combine the butter and sugars in a medium bowl. Stir until combined, then add in the flour, oil, and chocolate chips.
Cover with plastic wrap and place dough in fridge to cool for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove from fridge and roll into centimeter-sized balls. Place back in fridge to harden.
Once the ice cream has cooled for 4 hours, churn in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Remove from mixer, fold in cookie dough pieces by hand, and scoop the entire thing into a large freezer-safe container.
Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight. Serve!