Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

The girls and I made Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough Ice Cream recently and it was a big hit!! So fun to make too. We will definitely be making this again. As a side note, I didn't think the cookies made from the Ben and Jerry cookie dough recipe were that great. But the dough was perfect (airy) for the ice cream.





Ben & Jerry’s Sweet Cream Base

2 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk

Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend. Add flavorings (two teaspoons vanilla, etc.), if desired. Freeze in an ice cream maker. Can add fruit, cookies, or candy two minutes before ice cream is done, if desired. Makes 1 quart.

Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Cookies

Can use this cookie dough (half of the recipe)—chop the dough into bite size pieces, place in a bowl, cover and freeze until ready to use—with sweet cream base and two teaspoons vanilla to make cookie dough ice cream.

½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temp.
¼ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Beat the butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop the dough by small scoops 2-3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each scoop with the back of a spoon to about 3 inches in diameter. Bake until the centers are still slightly soft to the touch, 11-14 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Makes 12-15 cookies.
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