Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chewy and delicious Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with vanilla ice cream! That vanilla flavor gives the cookies such an addicting taste! You have to try them.

Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Good Thursday everyone!! I am practically jumping out of my old computer seat dying to share my latest cookie with you 🙂  A week or so ago as I was making the boys an ice cream shake, I started thinking…..hmmm I wonder how vanilla ice cream would work out  in chocolate chip cookies? Well, can I just tell you it worked, and it’s over the top INCREDIBLE! I used a creamy all natural vanilla ice cream by Breyers. I really think any vanilla ice cream would work just fine.

So, what you’ll taste is a delicious very “vanilla-y” flavored chocolate chip cookie. They are soft and perfect. Can’t wait for you all to try this recipe, it was so much fun creating it. I took like 5000 pictures, bear with me I had to share a ton of them 🙂

Have fun baking!!

Here’s the line up of most of the ingredients. Your basics, plus….ICE CREAM!

How to Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream your butter and sugars as usual.

Mix in your large eggs.

And your pure vanilla.

Here’s where the fun begins, get a nice big scoop of your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream. Measures as a heaping 1/2 Cup.


Our options are endless, can you imagine some other ice cream flavors? Can’t wait to experiment!

Add in your dry ingredients.

And your favorite bag of chocolate chips 🙂

Mix until just combined.

Voila’ ready for the cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 9-11 minutes.

Love it!

Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chewy and delicious Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with vanilla ice cream! That vanilla flavor gives the cookies such an addicting taste! You have to try them.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 42 cookies
Calories: 125kcal
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  • Oven


  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream frozen from container
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 bag chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Add in ice cream until combined.
  • Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl; mix. Add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips; mix until just combined. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are cooked through. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Serve with a marashino cherry on top 🙂


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Enjoy! Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend 🙂  See you soon with a new recipe!!best chocolate chip cookies

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82 Responses
  1. Jonathan

    My boss said that these are better than her grandma’s. Thank you for making me slightly more famous among my friends. 😀

  2. Amazing! Tried it just now and they come out beautifully and taste just as good. What a great idea! I can’t wait to try different kinds of ice cream.

  3. This is such a unique idea! I can’t wait to try these! I have my favorite vanilla ice cream in the freezer so I’m all set…

  4. strackmom

    Hi..these sounded wonderful and I made them over the weekend. However, when I just scooped my dough on the parchment lined baking sheet…they did not spread at all and look like a mound of cookie dough….the next pan I gently pressed to flaten slightly and they looked “almost” as good as yours. Both tasted great…I wonder why the difference in look, though…any ideas or suggestions?

  5. Shorty Solstice

    Cant wait to try them., we have the best, creamiest locally made arganic ice cream here in my small town in AK. It will be so good! WIll let you know

  6. Lisa Singh

    I just made these with coffee ice cream & dark chocolate chips! They seem to have turned out wonderful.. waiting on them to cool now for the taste test 😉 thanks!

  7. This made me feel like a kid again, drooling over cookies which would be placed on a high area wherein we cannot reach and our attempts to get and drool over these yummy cookies. Thanks for this great share.

  8. I make these all the time! We keep them in the freezer… because they are ice cream cookies! They never last more than a day though! I do most of my cooking off of your blog, sometimes two things at a time, I just keep my laptop in my kitchen. Let us know when you put out a cook book I want one! Love you blog and all your yummy recipes!

  9. Shelley

    Oh my gosh, I just made these, and they are soooo good! They look just like the picture and taste great! I used Extra Creamy Vanilla, and they definitely taste like both chocolate (from the chips) and vanilla (from the ice cream) at the same time.

  10. chris

    btw, these look delicious. but i made these just like your recipe and i don’t know how yours came out like that with 4 cups of flour. mine came out looking like cake balls. not even edible. i’m gonna cut he flour considerably and try again. just wondering if anyone else had the same problem.


  11. JB

    Would this work with a brownie recipe? What substitutions would need to be made if you used a boxed brownie mix? Or one from scratch? They look awesome!

  12. I just made these. I only used 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla. And I used Cookie Dough Ice Cream (that’s what we had and I figured it certainly couldn’t hurt these cookies!). They are great! They are perfectly soft, but not cakey and look exactly like yours.
    Thanks, Jenny.

  13. Dana

    Made these at a 1st grade baking party and they were AMAZING!! The kids wanted chocolate ice cream and it totally worked. SO YUMMY!

  14. shruti

    hey,, looks yummm!!! wanna try it asap , but i have a query, can u tell me how much quantity is 1 stick of butter..

  15. Tina

    I made these with the same ice cream you had, and they were DELICIOUS!!!!! They were gone fast, and so I made MORE!!!! Thanks for a great recipe!

  16. Oh my. Those look so moist! I guess it should work, since ice cream is, at its simplest, milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. I can’t wait to try this! Tracy and I have the same idea: a coffee ice cream version. I can almost taste it!

  17. Those pictures are priceless. I would love to have some pictures like that hanging in my kitchen. Too cute!!! The cookies look and sound fantastic. Thumbs up!

  18. Ice cream IN cookies?! I’ve never even thought of it! What a wonderful idea. They look so delicious. I can imagine all the possibilities now and can’t wait to get started on a batch of my own!

  19. Too cute! I NEVER would have thought to do something like that. Sounds like a super fun idea that I just might try soon. Thanks for inspiring creativity!

  20. Michele

    Jenny!!! I came home this afternoon and had to make these! OH MY GOSH! They were so delish and I used ButterFinger icecream. I did about 2 scoops of them and I can taste them in my cookies. I just took the last pan out of the oven and had 4 cookies already. They’re soft and moist. YUM YUM! Thank you! 🙂

  21. You. Are. A. GENIUS!!!! Seriously! We make pizzookies all the time (have baked cookies with vanilla ice cream on the top), but never a cookie with ice cream IN it. Amazing! Perfect for my little dude’s 2nd birthday tomorrow!

  22. Jenny-what a FABULOUS idea…….and with the gazillion flavors of ice cream? Holy Smokes what fun! I can’t wait to try these. 🙂

  23. Katherine

    So heres the dire question…do they have a unique taste different from a regular choco chip cookie? do they taste like vanilla ice cream? or do they just taste like a regular chip cookie?

    Please let me know!

    1. Hi Katherine,
      They taste just like I mentioned in my write up….like a really good “vanilla like” soft chocolate chip cookie. Maybe you could half the recipe just to make sure they are worth it for you. I think you’ll love them though 🙂

  24. Jenny-
    Your photography has become so amazing! Not that I really know what I’m talking about when it comes to food photography, but your photos over the last few months just look great! You’re also great at styling, which is something I wish I knew more about. Any tips? Cookies look fabulous, as always! 😉

    1. Thanks Molly!!
      I would totally recommend taking some classes. I took a workshop with Helen of Tartelette a few months ago and it inspired me to work on getting better at my photography. It has been so much fun. You should check out some upcoming classes. I know there’s a really good one next month in CO that Helen and White on Rice Couple is putting on. Wish I could go to that one!!

  25. Yum!! I can’t wait to try these!! Loved reading all the flavor combination ideas in the comments! 🙂 Now which to try first?? Vanilla? Chocolate? Oreo? Coffee??! 🙂

  26. Wait a minute…you can put ice cream, in cookies!? I need to try this. I have coffee ice cream in the freezer that might just be perfect.

  27. You are so inventive! I love it. I’m copying this one down and trying it myself. I’m thinking that a chocolate ice cream cookie would be a seriously wonderful experience. Ooooh….dark chocolate ice cream. Mint chocolate chip? OH, I’ve got it…Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food! Marshmallow and caramel swirls in a cookie would be AMAZING!

  28. Andrea

    Yes-coffee ice cream would be sooooo good! One of the best Christmas cookies I’ve made was one shared by a friend, and it had vanilla ice cream in it. I was very skeptical, but one bite was enough to convince me!

  29. I love all the creative pictures you took. I totally thought the first one WAS a bowl of ice cream at first glance.

    Good job, girlie!

  30. That’s such a cute pic on the sugar cone!!!

    If you like Oreo’s try subbing crushed oreo cookies for the chips and tossing in a huge scoop of cookies and cream ice cream. I used to use ice cream in the cookie dough at the bakery I worked at all the time (and put cookie dough in the ice cream as well!)
    I’ve done it w/ cookies and cream, raspberry cheesecake ice cream w/ raspberry chocolate chunk cookies, strawberry ice cream in chocolate chip cookies and my fav, chocolate peanut butter ice cream in peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I know how much you love peanut butter… this one is AWESOME!

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