Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Cookie dough ice cream bursting with fresh strawberries makes the perfect summer treat! The delicious cookie dough has NO EGGS, so the homemade ice cream is perfectly safe to enjoy! Come on into the virtual kitchen and I’ll show you how easy this cookie dough ice cream recipe is to make!

This week’s recipe offers the perfect solution for cooling down on a hot day… Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream!

titled photo (and shown) Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream with egg free cookie dough


If you’ve ever made a batch of homemade ice cream, you’re already one of the fortunate souls to savor one of the loveliest frozen treats available for your taste buds. REAL homemade ice cream starts by making a base of custard (very similar to how homemade pudding is made).  Custard is made with ingredients that, while certainly not healthy, are altogether yummi.  Isn’t that usually the case, though?  Seems as though some of the best things to cross my taste buds are bundled with butter, sugar, heavy cream…. or all of the above!  I suppose that’s why my weekly mantra is all good things in moderation.

ice cream scoop removing homemade cookie dough ice cream with strawberries from a container

Is There Raw Cookie Dough in Ice Cream?

Yes, this strawberry cookie dough ice cream recipe does have raw cookie dough in it. However, the raw cookie dough has no eggs in it. Those of you who know that I attended culinary school may also know that, due to the risk of Salmonella, I avoid using raw eggs in my recipes whenever possible. When I absolutely need to use raw eggs in a recipe, I make sure to use pasteurized eggs.

Can the Raw Cookie Dough Be Baked?

Technically, you can bake the raw cookie dough that’s used in this recipe, but because there are no eggs in it, the cookies will be very crispy. If you plan to bake the cookie dough, I suggest scooping the dough into Tablespoon sized balls onto a cookie sheet that is lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes.

I bet the cookies would be delicious crumbled over the ice cream with some blueberry-lemon dessert sauce or caramel syrup, or even some chocolate ganache poured over the top!

I hope you enjoy this strawberry cookie dough ice cream recipe!

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sundae dish of strawberry cookie dough ice cream next to a container of the homemade ice cream

Recipes BEYOND Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream

titled photo collage of homemade ice cream recipes

If you want to make other delicious homemade ice cream recipes, you’re in the right place! Some of my blogging friends and I have joined forces to bring you our favorite easy ice cream recipes. No churn ice cream recipes, egg free ice cream, and more!
You will see the links to all of the recipes below, right beneath my strawberry cookie dough ice cream recipe. With those recipes in your back pocket, you’ll have plenty of ice cream recipes to make this summer!

dessert dish of strawberry cookie dough ice cream with ice cream melting down the side of the dish

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Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Prep Time 20 minutes Inactive Time 4 hours Cook Time 15 minutes Yields 8 cups

Creamy homemade vanilla ice cream loaded with chunks of eggless chocolate chip cookie dough and strawberries.


For the Cookie Dough:

  • 5 ounces (1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 3.5 ounces (1/2 cup packed) light brown sugar
  • 2.4 ounces (1/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips (see notes)

For the Ice Cream

  • 5 ounces (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 16 ounces (2 liquid cups) whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole frozen strawberries, partially thawed (see notes)


To make the cookie dough:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Blend in the vanilla and milk. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture. Blend until mixture almost comes together but flour is still visible. Turn off the mixer and remove the bowl from the stand. Add chocolate chips and finish blending the mixture with a spatula.
  3. Spoon the dough onto a sheet of a plastic wrap. Roll the dough into a ball or log and wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate while you prepare the ice cream.

To make the ice cream:

  1. Whisk together sugar, egg yolks, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk until thick and pale. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, warm milk and honey until small bubbles appear around the outside surface of the pan (milk will be steaming, but not boiling).
  3. Slowly pour about 1/2 of the warm milk into the egg yolk mixture in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly to avoid the eggs from cooking. Return the milk and egg mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring and scraping along the bottom of the pan often with a heat proof spatula.
  4. Cook until the mixture is thickened and the custard holds to the back of a metal spoon without dripping off. This usually takes about 8 minutes. You'll be able to smell the eggs coking just as the custard is finished cooking.
  5. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium bowl. This will ensure that no cooked egg bits get into the custard. Stir in the vanilla and heavy cream. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly over the surface of the custard and refrigerate for 4-24 hours to chill before churning.
  6. Meanwhile, roll chilled cookie dough into 50 small marble-sized balls. Place on a cookie sheet and store in the freezer until ready to incorporate into the ice cream. Coarsely chop the strawberries, place into a bowl, cover, and store in the refrigerator.
  7. When ice cream custard has completely chilled, churn according to ice cream maker instructions. Once the ice cream is almost completely churned, add the strawberries to the ice cream. Churn until well incorporated and pale pink. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-friendly container, fold in the cookie dough balls, and freeze until ice cream is solid before serving it.
  8. Ice cream will last for up to 7 days in the freezer if it's well covered.

Recipe Notes

Chocolate Chips - In 2012, when I originally made the ice cream recipe, I used 1 cup of mini chocolate chips. This time I didn't have any on hand, so I used 1 cup of traditional chocolate chips. Although it provides more chocolate flavor, regular sized chips are pretty large in comparison to the size of the cookie dough balls. I recommend using mini chocolate chips if you have access to them.

Strawberries - This recipe calls for frozen strawberries rather than fresh because the juice they're frozen in keeps them soft. You can use fresh if you prefer, but they will become frozen solid and quite difficult to chew.

This strawberry cookie dough ice cream recipe is from the cookbook, "100 Simple and Comforting Recipes", by Joy Wilson. I received permission from the author and publisher to share it with you.

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titled photo collage (and shown): Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream


This strawberry cookie dough ice cream recipe post was originally published on June 3, 2012. The recipe was updated to include nutritional information and there are new photos too. (Thank goodness, because the old images were taken with a less than stellar camera.) 🙂

Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recipe

original photo of strawberry cookie dough ice cream from June 2012

4 Replies to "Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream"

  • Barbara Schieving July 4, 2018 (4:10 pm)

    I love cookie dough and I know I’d love this ice cream.

  • Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner July 3, 2018 (9:02 pm)

    Looks like a refreshing ice cream! Perfect for summer!

  • Becky Tarala July 3, 2018 (8:03 am)

    Oh, what a great combo! Sounds delish!

  • Tara July 2, 2018 (8:17 am)

    Strawberries are my favorite. Cookie dough is my favorite. So basically this recipe is a combination of all the goodness!! I love it 🙂

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