This epic Cookie Dough Ice Cream Dessert has a crunchy cookie crust, vanilla ice cream, loads of cookie dough and a touch of chocolate syrup! It's the ultimate dessert for cookie dough lovers!!!Jump to Recipe
Surely we've all got at least one person in our lives that LOVES cookie dough. I can think of a few, including myself, but my sister is quite possibly Obsessed. Addicted. Hooked. Whatever you wanna call it....that's my sister Tara when it comes to cookie dough.
When the idea of this recipe popped into my head and I told her about it, you should've seen the look on her face. It was the look of "OMG YUM" and "Don't you wait another second to get that one posted to the blog!" Well, it's been a few days (sorry, T!) and lots of recipe testing, but I have a feeling you'll agree it's worth the wait!
- Crunchy chocolate chip cookies - I use the original Chips Ahoy as they've got a really nice crunch
- Butter - Be sure to note that you'll use butter in two parts of the recipe (some in the crust and some in the cookie dough)
- Cookie dough - I've got a recipe to make your own (butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, flour, mini chocolate chips) OR you can buy pre-made edible cookie dough
- Ice Cream - I like to use vanilla, but you could certainly use chocolate or even cookie dough (is there really such thing as too much cookie dough?!)
- Chocolate Syrup - Such as Hershey's chocolate syrup
- Whipped Topping
Is Cookie Dough Safe to Eat?
If you purchase pre-made edible cookie dough at the store, just be sure that it states that it's okay to consume before baking. Pillsbury cookie dough has a note on the very front of the package saying "Safe to Eat Raw."
You can also easily make your own edible cookie dough safe. When most people think of eating raw cookie dough, their first concern is the raw eggs in the dough. This recipe doesn't have any eggs, but it does have flour. Like eggs, flour is also most safe to consume when cooked. If you heat-treat the flour, this cookie dough is perfectly safe to eat!
How to Heat Treat Flour for Raw Cookie Dough
Place the flour (you just need ½ cup for this recipe) in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 20 seconds then stir. Take the temperature of the flour. Continue with the 20 second intervals in the microwave until the flour reaches 165F. Let the flour cool, then you're good to go!
How to Make Cookie Dough Ice Cream Dessert
Start by Making the Crust
Using a food processor makes this super easy! You'll place the cookies in the food processor and process them until they're in fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, you can place them in a large resealable baggie and crush them with a rolling pin.
Then you'll mix in melted butter and press it into the pan. You can use an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan or an 8x11" pan.
Next up, make the cookie dough!
....well, that is, if you're making it. You can skip this step by using pre-made cookie dough! If you make your own, you'll mix the butter and sugars together. Then add vanilla and stir until smooth. Lastly, you'll stir in the flour and chocolate chips.
Roll the cookie dough into little balls (about ½-inch in diameter) and set them aside.
Time for the Ice Cream!
Let the vanilla ice cream soften so it's easy to stir. Then you'll add in half of the whipped topping and stir until smooth.
Then stir in the star of the show - those lovely cookie dough balls!! However, be sure to save a few for the garnish on top! Once you've got the ice cream ready, you'll spread it over the crust, add a drizzle of chocolate syrup and freeze it.
Topping the Dessert
Next, you'll spread the remaining whipped cream over the chocolate layer. And then, it's time to garnish!
I like to garnish with the remaining cookies (crushed) and the cookie dough balls. Then when I serve it, I'll give it another drizzle of chocolate syrup....because why not?! 🙂
- Try using different flavors of ice cream! Chocolate, chocolate chip, cookies & cream, cookie dough.... mmmmm!
- Use different flavors of cookies & cookie dough! How about crunchy peanut butter cookies (Nutter Butter cookies), pre-made peanut butter cookie dough and a drizzle of melted peanut butter on top?!
Other Ice Cream Desserts You'll LOVE!
Buster Bar Dessert has a chocolate cookie crust, vanilla ice cream, fudge, peanuts and a layer of whipped topping! It's all the flavors and textures of a Dairy Queen Buster Bar, but in a 9x13 pan!
Turtle Ice Cream Dessert has a chocolate cookie crust, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, caramel and pecans! It's super easy to make and is the perfect treat to cool down with!
Ice Cream Cake Roll is one that I grew up eating on almost every birthday! It's got cake and ice cream rolled into one delicious dessert everyone loves!