Cookies & cream ice cream

Cookies & cream ice cream

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy


Serves 6

Your guests will be impressed with this rich and indulgent ice cream

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
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  • 600ml double cream
  • 1 plump vanilla pod
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 300g/11oz pack chocolate chip cookie dough

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  1. Place a container in the freezer. Split the vanilla pod lengthways, scrape the seeds out with the point of the knife and tip into a pan with the cream and pod. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for at least 20 mins. For the best flavour, this can be done a few hours beforehand and left to go cold (see tips, below).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and egg yolks together for a few minutes until they turn pale and fluffy. Put the vanilla cream back on the heat until it’s just about to boil, then carefully sieve the liquid onto the yolks, beating with the whisk until completely mixed.
  3. At this point, get a large bowl of iced water and sit a smaller bowl in it. Pour the custard back into the pan and cook on the lowest heat, stirring slowly and continuously, making sure the spoon touches the bottom of the pan, for about 10 mins until thickened (see rules, below). Strain the custard into the bowl sitting in the iced water and leave to cool, then churn until scoopable (see methods, below).
  4. Roll pieces of cookie dough into balls or thin snakes, flatten them with your hands and layer through the ice cream. Freeze until solid.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2008

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jake1's picture

I made this the other day and was vey impressed with it, I made my own cookie dough with a recipe I found on an American website, it comes up on Google, I also used vanilla extract rather than a pod, but would definitely make again.

meganmcg44's picture
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Really a very nice recipe, used two vanilla pods just couldn't buy just one so thought I'd use them both so it could infuse for less of a time with great flavour still. Easy and extremely tasty, the double cream and real vanilla gives it an unbeatable flavour and I'd recommend it to anyone! Added some chopped Oreos and they're my boyfriend's favourite

gervais's picture
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This was lovely to make ,very calming. The vanilla flavour was wonderful after 3 hrs of infusing! The reason for only giving 4 stars was that I wasnt really that keen on the cookie dough,but that could just be a case of personal preference. i would ather make the other ice cream recipes again and not this one.