Cookie Dough Ice Cream Balls Are Bite-Sized Pieces Of Summer Perfection — RECIPE

This recipe for cookie dough ice cream bites was inspired by another one of my more popular creations — my cookie dough ice cream sandwiches. If there's one recipe my friends are constantly asking me to recreate for them, it's my cookie dough ice cream sandwiches. When I have time, I'm more than happy to make them (hey, they're not the only ones who love 'em!), but I always respond back with, "They're sooo easy to make... you should make them yourself!" I really can't emphasize enough how easy that recipe is. First of all, it's a no-bake recipe — life doesn't get much simpler than that. Second of all, half the recipe literally just involves you scooping and smoothing out ice cream onto a tray. Not to mention the hardest part of it all is definitely waiting for your sandwiches to freeze...

So after constant begging from others and my own desire to make them, I decided to grab the ingredients and get to work. Then I had an idea. (This is when I start to really convince myself I'm an evil genius.) Why not make bite-size sandwiches? That idea then turned into why not just cover the ice cream in cookie dough? Then that idea finally and thankfully turned into this recipe: cookie dough ice cream bites. Using the exact same dough recipe from the ice cream sandwiches and just switching up a few steps, this recipe is still just as simple and beyond delicious.


  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pint of cookie dough ice cream


  • Baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Ice cream scooper


1. Combine all wet ingredients, sans ice cream, in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Add in all dry ingredients, again sans ice cream, and stir until dough forms.

2. Place dough in the fridge for 15 to 30 minutes.

3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Scoop out ice cream into single circles and place them on the paper. Repeat 10 times.

4. Place the tray, covered in ice cream, into the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove dough from the fridge.

5. On a separate piece of parchment paper, place one tablespoon of dough roughly six inches apart. Roll out each piece until it's 1/4 inch thick. Remove ice cream from the freezer.

6. Place a ball of ice cream in the center of each piece of dough. Wrap dough around the ice cream until you can no longer see the ice cream. Place on a baking tray, and set back in the freezer for two hours. Enjoy!

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