I gave my hubs the choice of any ice cream flavor, aaaaany flavor he wanted, and I have to say he surprised me with his request for chocolate chip cookie dough. He’s not a big desserts guy. When I make some unusual cookie he laments that I never make chocolate chip. When I spend too much time swirling a mountain of frosting on top of cupcakes, he pushes most of it off to the side. So I was more than happy to make whatever ice cream flavor he requested.
I wasn’t counting on cookie dough.
Don’t get me wrong, I like cookie dough ice cream. I’ve been known to order it from time to time. But making cookie dough for the purpose of putting it into ice cream turned out to be more difficult than I originally thought. The recipe seemed easy enough–a scaled down version of chocolate chip cookies without the eggs, baking soda or baking powder–but it just didn’t taste right. I really wanted to knock one out of the park for the guy and I was disappointed with the end result.
Of course, it couldn’t have been too bad since when I packed it to bring to my brother’s house he said, “I thought this was for me.”
I can’t quite put my finger on it. It wasn’t quite a consistency issue. Something was wrong with the flavor. My only guess is that there was too much butter, because of the remaining ingredients, I can’t imagine any that would explain the strange taste.
But the moral of the story is this: bad cookie dough ice cream is still better than no cookie dough ice cream.
Here is the recipe for the cookie dough: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cookie-Dough-for-Ice-Cream-Eggless/
And I used my foolproof vanilla ice cream recipe:
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
Whisk together cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla until the sugar completely dissolves. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap against the top of the mixture so a skin doesn’t form. refrigerate for at least three hours, though it can sit overnight as well.
Freeze mixture according to the directions on your ice cream maker. Add cookie dough while ice cream is still soft.