Everyone loves a good batch of cookie dough ice cream. Our only complaint, however, is the lackluster cookie dough to ice cream ratio, right? If you’re like most people we know, you’ve been known to pick through a pint of chocolate chip cookie dough to extract out all of the dough, leaving just the ice cream for your roommate, significant other, or little sibling. But with these easy to make Cookie Dough Ice Cream Balls, you can get the perfect ratio of dough and ice cream in every bite.

We went with readymade ice cream and cookie dough, but if you’re really feeling bold we recommend experimenting with homemade ice cream and cookie dough – the flavor possibilities are endless! :)


– ice cream

– cookie dough

Break off small pieces of cookie dough. We used dime sized pieces, but the ratio is totally up to you. Roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet. Place in freezer for about one hour until hard and frozen.

Let the ice cream melt for about 10 minutes until pliable. Toss dough balls into the ice cream and scoop ice cream using a round ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to surround each one.

Place on a the frozen cookie sheet and return to freezer immediately.

If your ice cream is sticky (like ours was) and doesn’t form to a clean ball, place in freezer for about 1 hour until frozen. Remove from freezer and wrap each in cling wrap, rolling into a ball with your hands. Return to freezer for 1-2 hours until frozen.

Once frozen, remove from freezer, unwrap each ball, and serve. We recommend piling a few cookie dough ice cream balls on a cone and giving your guests one of the best dessert surprises ever. That’s right. Ever.

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