Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Happy Tuesday, friends!  Hope everyone’s week is swell.  We just had a solid evening with our new small group – “new” meaning the old one split into two due to size and due to schedules the Tuesday one works best for us, so there are some of the same people, but we’ve added a bunch of people so it’s basically new.  We’ve been discussing the current sermon series at church, Money Matters.  It’s just been really encouraging and motivating to go through these with our group.  I’m really excited to see where God takes us out of this series. And if you need a podcast to listen to I HIGHLY recommend listening to these.  The ones on 6/7 and 6/14 from Aaron and the one on 6/21 from Matthew.

We tried out this new ice crem recipe this weekend and it’s 100% a keeper.  If you don’t have an ice cream maker and you love ice cream as much as I do, I’d recommend the investment.  We don’t have anything super fancy, it’s this one.  Pretty sure we got a rebate gift card for buying that during Sur la Table’s ice cream event last year.  Basically if it’s above your price range it’ll probably go on sale or have some sort of deal attached to it in the future.

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream (Recipe from here)

Makes: About 1 Quart

Ingredients:

For the cookie dough:

  • 5 tbsp. salted butter, melted (or unsalted butter plus ¼ tsp. salt)
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ – ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (I used mini chips)

For the ice cream:

  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or bittersweet)

Directions:

  1. To make the cookie dough, stir together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth. Mix in the flour, then the vanilla and chocolate chips.  Add extra four if needed to get desired consistency.  Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  1. To make the ice cream, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Continue heating, stirring often, until the butter is a deep golden brown color, being careful not to burn it.
  1. Whisk in the heavy cream and heat until simmering.
  1. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and the egg yolks until pale and fluffy.
  1. Once the cream mixture is warm, add a small amount to the bowl with the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Slowly whisk in the rest of the cream.  Mix in the salt.
  1. Return the egg-cream mixture to the saucepan and heat until just slightly thickened, and the temperature reads 170-175˚ F on an instant-read thermometer.
  1. Immediately remove the mixture from the heat and pour through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Stir in the vanilla extract and the whole milk.  Cover and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  1. Once the mixture is chilled, freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  1. Chop the disk of cookie dough into small chunks. As soon as the mixture is done churning, transfer to a bowl or airtight container and stir in the chocolate chips and the chunks of cookie dough.  Store in the freezer until firm.
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