Best Gluten Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recipe

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If you are in need of gluten free cookie dough ice cream, look no further. In this post, we’re breaking down the details on how you can replicate that same nostalgic cold, creamy vanilla and cookie dough taste but with a gluten free spin. So, for all of our gluten-free cookie dough lovers out there … this one’s for you!

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Gluten Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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Gluten Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recipe

The following is our best recipe for easy edible cookie dough ice cream that you can make in a flash. Don’t be surprised if it becomes your favorite ice cream, I totally warned you!

  • Author: Anna
  • Category: dessert

Ingredients

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Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 stick of salted butter (if using unsalted, increase salt to 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate

Ice Cream

  • 1 cups of very cold heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14.5 oz)
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

For the Cookie Dough

  1. To begin, combine your salted butter with your brown and white sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. From there, add your vanilla extract along with one tablespoon of milk.Add to this mixture your almond flour, gluten-free blend, and salt. Swirl until just combined.
  3. At this point, you should be able to assess whether or not the dough is too dry. If your dough seems crumbly, go ahead and add an additional tablespoon of milk. Stir to combine.
  4. Finally, gently fold in your chopped dark chocolate.
  5. Portion the finished dough into small bit-sized balls and place them on parchment paper. Allow the gluten free cookie dough balls to sit in the freezer as you ready your ice cream.

For the Ice Cream

  1. To begin, start by adding your very cold (but not frozen) heavy whipped cream to a large bowl.
  2. Using a hand mixer or whisk, beat the heavy cream until it begins to thicken.
  3. Stir in your vanilla extract and continue beating the cream until you notice it peaking.
  4. Once stiff peaks have formed, stir in your sweetened condensed cream. Keep stirring until the mixture is completely uniform.
  5. Fold the reserved frozen miniature cookie dough chunks into the vanilla ice cream base along with the cinnamon, if using.
  6. Switch the cookie dough ice cream over into a freezer-safe container where it will remain at best quality up to two weeks.
  7. Freeze for at least 6 hours before indulging your tastebuds.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

  • For this recipe, you won’t need an ice cream maker.

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To make homemade ice cream that contains cookie dough gluten free, you’ll need a few ingredients. First and foremost, to make the dough, you’ll need to use a gluten free flour blend. Gluten free flours come in all shapes and sizes, and we won’t take the time to list all of them here. 

Still, you should know that choices like almond flour, oat flour, coconut flour, and even premade gluten free flour blends all work well, but not all can be used at a 1:1 ratio when substituting for traditional flour in an edible cookie dough recipe. Aside from the flour, you’ll also need sugar, butter, vanilla extract, salt, chocolate chips, and a bit of milk.

Remember that when making edible cookie dough, be sure to nix raw egg and also raw flour. In the case of gluten free flour, you won’t always need to heat treat it, but we recommend doing so just in case. We also recommend following a recipe that is specially designed to be gluten free when making a gluten free edible cookie dough recipe, as trying to alter a recipe that wasn’t designed to be edible or gluten free may end in disaster.

How to Make Ice Cream at Home

Now that you have a general overview of how to make gluten free cookie dough, you probably want to know how to make the ice cream it goes in. Don’t worry. If you follow the details in my recipe, you won’t even need an ice cream machine! All you need is a bowl, heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, a whisk, and an arm for stirring. 

Yep, that’s it. And it all comes together in a snap!

I know that by now you’re itching to start making homemade ice cream for cookie dough, so let’s get started.

The following is our best recipe for easy edible cookie dough ice cream that you can make in a flash. Don’t be surprised if it becomes your favorite ice cream, I totally warned you!

  • 1/2 stick of salted butter (if using unsalted, increase salt to 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate

Ice Cream

  • 1 cups of very cold heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14.5 oz)
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. To begin, combine your salted butter with your brown and white sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. From there, add your vanilla extract along with one tablespoon of milk.
  3. Add to this mixture your almond flour, gluten-free blend, and salt. Swirl until just combined.
  4. At this point, you should be able to assess whether or not the dough is too dry. If your dough seems crumbly, go ahead and add an additional tablespoon of milk. Stir to combine.
  5. Finally, gently fold in your chopped dark chocolate.
  6. Portion the finished dough into small bit-sized balls and place them on parchment paper. Allow the gluten free cookie dough balls to sit in the freezer as you ready your ice cream.

For the Ice Cream

  1. For this recipe, you won’t need an ice cream maker. To begin, start by adding your very cold (but not frozen) heavy whipped cream to a large bowl.
  2. Using a hand mixer or whisk, beat the heavy cream until it begins to thicken.
  3. Stir in your vanilla extract and continue beating the cream until you notice it peaking.
  4. Once stiff peaks have formed, stir in your sweetened condensed cream. Keep stirring until the mixture is completely uniform.
  5. Fold the reserved frozen miniature cookie dough chunks into the vanilla ice cream base along with the cinnamon, if using.
  6. Switch the cookie dough ice cream over into a freezer-safe container where it will remain at best quality up to two weeks. 
  7. Freeze for at least 6 hours before indulging your tastebuds.

Enjoy!

Gluten Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Yes. In typical cookie dough ice cream, you can expect to find flour amidst the list of ingredients. This flour will always contain gluten unless, of course, it is specifically noted as being gluten free.

To give you an idea of what ingredients typically lurk in a traditional store-bought ice cream, I thought we might have a look at the ingredients featured on an actual cookie dough ice cream container. The following are the ingredients you can expect to find in Breyer’s cookie dough ice cream sold in stores:

Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Cream, Enriched Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid], Less than 2% of: Whey, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Powder (Processed with Alkali), Soybean Oil, Chocolate Liquor, Rice Flour, Cocoa Butter, Molasses, Salt, Natural Flavor, Vegetable Gums (Carob Bean, Guar, Tara), Mono and Diglycerides, Baking Soda, Processed Vanilla Beans, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, Annatto (for Color), Vitamin A Palmitate

As you can see, the flour mentioned in the ingredients contains no additional information about whether or not it is gluten free. Without these specifications, it is safe to assume that Breyer’s cookie dough ice cream isn’t gluten free.

With that said, there may be times when you stumble upon a cookie dough ice cream that is, indeed, gluten free. There are two ways you’ll be able to determine this. It will either state directly on the package that it is a certified gluten free product or the ingredients list simply won’t contain gluten-containing items.

It is important to note that if you can’t have gluten, avoid vanilla ice cream with cookie dough chunks that isn’t specifically labeled as certified gluten free.

The reasoning behind this is though some ingredients may not naturally contain gluten, there are other ingredients that may be cross-contaminated with gluten (as in the case with oats). To be safe, it is always best to buy products that are gluten-free certified. This is especially true when eating chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

The following are additional ingredients in ice cream you should look out for that may mean gluten:

  • Flour
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (sometimes)
  • Modified food starch (sometimes)
  • Modified food starch
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein or “HPP”
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein or “HVP”
  • Seasoning that contains wheat as filler
  • Flavoring that contains wheat as filler
  • Vegetable starches containing wheat as filler
  • Dextrin (sometimes)
  • Maltodextrin (sometimes)

Though making ice cream with cookie dough may seem out of reach for those avoiding gluten, the truth is that you can easily whip up a batch of your own gluten-free ice cream in under an hour from the comfort of your own kitchen. Using basic ingredients and a bit of elbow grease, you can make the most creamy icy ice cream mixed with heavenly chunks of gluten free cookie dough pieces.

I hope you’ll give this killer recipe a try. Let me know what you think!

Until next time!

FAQs

How do you use edible gluten free cookie dough?

Edible gluten free cookie dough can be used in several ways. You can scoop it up and serve it in bowls like ice cream or you can roll it into small balls to be consumed as miniature snacks. In addition, you may consider breaking up your gluten free cookie dough balls over ice cream and enjoying them this way as well.

How long does homemade ice cream last?

Homemade ice cream has a shorter shelf life than store-bought ice cream. Typically, you’ll only get 2-3 weeks out of homemade ice cream before its texture changes and it turns unappetizingly icy.

Can you make gluten free cookie dough ice cream dairy free?

You could try by substituting the cream for a vegan and dairy free option, but be careful when doing so. Not every plant-based cream “whips” which means your ice cream could turn out thin and watery. Instead, try finding a dairy free ice cream recipe and using the gluten free cookie dough recipe detailed above (substituting with plant-based butter) as a mix-in.

What is gluten and is it bad for you?

Simply put, gluten is a protein that affects the overall structure and physical makeup of barley, wheat, and rye. For some people, this compound has a negative effect on their health. It is important to note that not everyone who chooses to avoid gluten experiences negative effects when consuming it. Still, it can be helpful to know that you have options for living a gluten free lifestyle, regardless of your reasons for doing for doing so.

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind CooksDream.com, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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