For years I’ve been trying to get Jon to like cheesecake and ice cream. The dude won’t budge. He tolerates cheesecake like once a year, but won’t even touch ice cream. However, he could LIVE on cookie dough, cookies, or anything that even slightly resembles the 2. Me, in my warped way of thinking, decided that if I added cookie dough to ice cream THAT would lure him in. Like how when parents put sprinkles on their kids broccoli, because we do ANYTHING to get our kids to eat their vegetables or try new foods. Ya, same principle here. Cookie Dough = sprinkles, cheesecake ice cream = broccoli. They totally equate health wise too, obviously. Moving on.
He STILL wouldn’t touch it. Plan = fail. For the love, the man just seriously, from the bottom of his heart, hates ice cream. Even with his beloved cookie dough in it.
Look at those chunks of cookie dough, he’s crazy for not wanting this!
Me, on the other hand, I loved this ice cream. The cheesecake base is extremely rich and tastes just like cheesecake batter, which, I happen to love. The addition of cookie dough chunks adds texture and crunch from the chocolate chips. It’s absolutely decadent and delicious. You can leave out the cookie dough and you have yourself a plain cheesecake ice cream to use as a blank canvas to add chocolate chips, raspberry swirl, graham cracker chunks, etc… Also, use the cookie dough for any other ice cream, how delicious would it be in a dark chocolate ice cream?? Hmmm, I’m giving myself an idea! Or sandwich it inbetween 2 cookies for a double dose of cookies, like I did here with a ‘no cook’ cheesecake ice cream.
Use whole milk instead of low fat for an EXTRA rich base. And then use low fat cream cheese, because it makes you feel better about eating half the batch in 1 sitting. I’m awesome at justification and contradiction.
Make a double batch of the cookie dough because you’re gonna want to snack on some along the way. Trust!
If you don’t have mini chocolate chips, chop regular chips, or a bar of chocolate. The goal is to have little bits of chocolates spread throughout.