Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Heather Dessinger

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If you ask any group of kids what their favorite ice cream is, cookies and cream is bound to come up at least a few times. Making homemade ice cream, like this cookies and cream ice cream recipe, is one of my family’s favorite pastimes. Ice cream making is a good test in patience and early kitchen skills. It’s a great activity for rainy summer days too!

What is in Cookies and Cream Ice Cream?

Cookies and cream ice cream is a vanilla cream ice cream mixed with chocolate cookie pieces. Conventional cookies and cream ice cream contains high fructose corn syrup, GMO sugar, milk from feedlot cows, and a host of chemicals.

My homemade cookies and cream ice cream, on the other hand, includes only healthy ingredients:

  • Raw cream and milk – Raw dairy from happy, healthy cows is rich in brain-building fats and has a good nutrients profile. It also has a lot of carbohydrates, so we eat it as a treat (like in ice cream).
  • Maple syrup – This sweetener is a great choice when you need something mild in flavor. It contains trace minerals that are important for replenishing those that are lost from the body when it processes sugar (even natural sugar!).
  • Gluten-free chocolate cookies – You can buy gluten-free chocolate cookies at the store but nothing beats homemade. However, I like this flourless chocolate cookie recipe.

Cookies and cream ice cream and other desserts are not everyday recipes, but for an occasional fun treat, this recipe is easy and healthy.

How to Serve Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

If you want to make this cookies and cream ice cream really special, consider some of these ideas:

  • Use it to top a piece of pie
  • Add it to the middle of a gluten free ice cream sandwich
  • Add a scoop to a pile of grain-free pancakes for a special occasion (like a kid’s birthday breakfast)
  • Top it with organic coconut cream, chopped nuts, fruit, or other toppings for a sundae

Of course, this ice cream is amazing on its own too.

Want More? Similar Dessert Recipes to Try

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Cookies And Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Raw cream and whole milk, maple syrup, and grain-free chocolate cookies make a healthy version of this kid favorite. This ice cream recipe is perfect for any warm weather occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 377kcal
Author Heather Dessinger




  • Combine the cream, milk, honey/maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Stir in the slightly crushed cookie pieces by hand.
  • Transfer to a freezer container and freeze for at least an hour or until firm.


If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can try this tin can method instead.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 28.5g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

While these recipes are still treats, the healthy ingredients help us support our bodies (while enjoying a sweet indulgence).

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world.