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Gluten-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on July 20, 2011

Summer days are meant for ice cream. Be it a cone at the pool, a scoop after a game or a bowl just about any time, they’re made for right now. With so many fantastic, naturally gluten-free kinds of ice cream, I have never worried about missing out on cookie dough. The other day, as I was making a batch of vanilla ice cream, curiosity blossomed. The words “cookie dough” shot across my synapses. Could I? Surely it couldn’t be too hard. This isn’t rocket science. No, it’s ice cream. Ice cream with cookie dough. I didn’t think I could go wrong. What resulted was a smooth vanilla ice cream studded with chunks of cookie dough.

It was perfection. A few friends came over to have a scoop one night, and it was well received to say the least. Upon finishing her bowl, one of my oldest, dearest friends declared that she wanted me to give her homemade ice cream for her birthday. Come February, she’ll have a few liters all to herself. Until then, we’ll all be fighting over each bite.

The recipe for this ice cream is based off of David Lebovitz’s vanilla ice cream, and the cookie dough is based off of my mom’s chocolate chip cookies. It’s the best of both worlds. Cookie dough and dreamy, creamy ice cream. I can’t make it too often, or we’ll never stop eating it.


These. They’re little balls of heaven. You know how you’re not supposed to have raw egg? Well these don’t have any. But they still taste like cookie dough. I just wouldn’t bake them. They’re not made for that. They’re made for ice cream. And munching while waiting for the ice cream to churn.

Also, don’t worry about making them perfect. They’re not made for that either. They’ll be covered in ice cream then smashed by spoons and scoops.

I took photos of it as we ate. Besides a quick snap of my own bowl, there was no time to make pictures before eating. Our eyes just got bigger and our stomachs hungrier as we waited. So, there was only a moment before we all dug in.

We had chocolate that night too. More of David Lebovitz‘s ice cream. This was one that Hannah recently posted (and she made it without a machine, by David’s fantastic method. I haven’t tried his method with the cookie dough ice cream, but it’s worth a go!). Seriously awesome. You need that ice cream, too. Changed how I thought about chocolate ice cream. The creaminess! The depth! It deserves a starring role in your freezer sometime summer.

Can you do one thing for me this summer? Something that’s not for me at all? Get lost. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Perhaps there is a nook of the city you’ve been curious about, or somewhere out of the city limits. Getting lost with a few friends is always the beginning of great days, wonderful stories and inside jokes. I plan on doing it more often. And with sights like this, how can you resist? Summer is such a beautiful time of year.

In other good news, The Kitchen Generation is back and running. We’ve been regrouping, but there is a bunch of new content, both posted and soon to come.

Lots of love to you all. I hope this season has been treating you all exceptionally well.


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Shirley @ gfe July 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Oh, how fabulous, Lauren! It’s the highest compliment when a friend or family member asks for one of your recipes to be made for them as their birthday or Christmas gift! Now off to check out David’s ice cream and/or get lost. 😉

Thanks, Laauren! Hugs,

Shirley @ gfe July 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Guess I was dragging out my pronunciation of your name with that spelling, Lauren :-( … aargh, sorry, dear!


Iris July 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Yum! Love this recipe, and love your idea to get lost. Definitely need to take some time to get lost this summer. :)

Vincci July 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Yummy! And thanks for sharing David’s method for ice cream without a machine. I’ve also been meaning to try this one from the Food Lab on Serious Eats:

Russell at Chasing Delicious July 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Yum! I’ve been looking to break into gluten free baking. YOur blog is obviously a huge resource and inspiration. After reading this recipe I’m tempted to make this my first. Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 3, 2011 at 7:43 am

Oh My Gosh. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! You are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! And Cookie Dough Ice Cream?! I am in love. :)

Peter Bronski August 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I love that you made an egg-free cookie dough so there’s no worries about food safety. Looks delish!

Cheers, Pete

Amanda August 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

summer days ARE meant for ice cream!

GetSkinny GoVegan August 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Yum. I would veganize! Just saw that Coconut Dreams has Vegan Cookie Dough ice cream out, at Whole Foods, and I have had several fantasies about it already.

Kaitlyn August 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

okay, so im not a celiac person but i have been having abdomonal pains since december and and my mom is a nurse and thought it could be celiacs but i tested negitive but my mom put me on a gluten free diet and it has helped so much! but it is so hard like i feel like i cant eat anything so maybe this can help me out because im a very picky eater! \:

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