What a whirlwind couple of weeks it has been!
I skipped my Sunday post this week and haven’t done a real recipe post in almost 2 weeks! Since then, we spent a weekend celebrating our anniversary (think lots of delicious food, including top tier of our cake!) and this past weekend we celebrated Adam and Sara’s wedding. It has been a fun year from their engagement, to the bachelorette party, and then the shower. The weekend was perfect night for the two of them and it was wonderful to see how in love they are.
Keeping up with baking has been a little tough given everything going on, but I managed to squeeze in this delicious no-bake dessert. Plus, I have baking to do almost every night this week. I’m especially excited about something I made last night, but you will have to wait a few days for that one;-)
But I digress… tonight’s dessert is the perfect way to honor the official start of summer! These bars are a play on cookie dough ice cream. I’ve always loved cookie dough ice cream, but there is just never enough cookie dough to go around. I may be known to pick all the cookie dough out of the carton only to be left with a melted mess of vanilla ice cream. The beauty of these bars is that you get all the good stuff in every bite, chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars
- 1 batch prepared chocolate chip cookie dough (recipe below)
- 3 cups vanilla bean ice cream
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Cover prepared cookie dough layer with vanilla ice cream; cover and freeze for an hour
- Once ice cream is frozen, place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl
- Melt chocolate in microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in-between
- When chocolate is melted, spread evenly over ice cream layer, cover and re-freeze for an hour or until ready to serve
- Cut into bars and enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 tablespoons milk (I use skim)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- To Make the Cookie Dough:
- Beat butter and sugar until fluffy
- Mix in milk
- Gradually mix in flour and salt
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Press into a 9×9 pan lined with wax paper
Cookie Dough recipe adapted from these brownies
I have to admit, these busy summer days away from the computer are refreshing. What’s keeping you busy this summer?
*There is still time to donate baked goods for next week’s online bake sale*
Oh my goodness! Look at those! Love the photographs! I will take a dozen chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream bars right away, please! :-) Yum!!!!!!
You had me at chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream bar! This looks AMAZING!
I thought of you when I made these! Wish I could ship them down to FLA:-)
Wow these look fabulous! What a creative recipe!
I can’t wait to make these! I have been know to do the same picking out the best part thing. Growing up, my mom would never buy me Lucky Charms because I would pick out the marshmallows everytime, even though I promised not to.
Haha I think I did the same thing!
I made these! They are in the freezer hardening right now, I can barely wait to dig into these. Thank you for the recipe.
So happy to hear that, let me know what you think!
Ummm, amazing! My sister and I have been known to eat Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream directly from the container…and fight over the cookie dough bits. This is literally the perfect dessert for us! I will definitely be making it for her birthday next month. :)
omg. i just made some cookie dough brownies but these look SO MUCH BETTER!
I think I just found my perfect dessert!
I hear ya on being so busy. It seems like I don’t have time to do anything let alone bake. I love how simple these are and they look delicious! Cookie dough is my weak spot.
Uhhhh….all i can say is Wow! I would love one of those right now :)
That looks like the PERFECT summertime dessert! :)
These look SO good! I like how much cookie dough there is :)
Yes please! 1000 times yes!!!
This is so wrong, but oh so right! ;)
This recipe made me subscribe to your RSS feed – cookie dough anything is my weakness.
Yay, thanks Jacqueline!
I have been making no-bake desserts too. The thick layer of cookie dough here is a great idea! Lately I’ve been busy catching up with friends and going out, attending events, so I haven’t cooked as much. But it’s okay, I’m just enjoying summer!
Love this! I need more no-bake desserts. I just got my utility bill – apparently my a/c has been working overtime!
This looks evil. Pure evil.
Amazing! I adore any sort of ice cream in the hot summer months! I too have been trying to ‘unplug’ but it’s tough!
Isn’t it so much fun celebrating your wedding anniversary? We also saved the top of our wedding cake. It tasted so good the second time around, probably because we were so busy dancing and saying hello to people the first time. Brought back wonderful memories too.
Anyway, these ice cream bars DO look like the perfect way to start summer. You had me with the chocolate chip cookie dough!
The anniversary was definitely fun! I was so surprised our cake still tasted good!
Heaven on a plate!
ooooh, I like this idea!! I’m really having some intense cravings for these bars now!
Wonderful treat. This will definitely take care of my cookie dough cravings. :)
OH. MY. GOODNESS! You just took 2 of my favorite foods and combined them together (yes, I consider “cookie dough” a food, haha). That looks seriously unreal – I would make it but I’m pretty sure I would eat the whole thing in one sitting :)
Oh yes, cookie dough is definitely a food!
are you serious? these look too good to even be allowed! wow, I want one (or two or three or seven)! :)
This looks so delicious! Great recipe.
Being outside always keeps me busy in the summer – and being with friends. Everyone wants to spend time together while it’s nice which makes summer busy but so fun.
I meant to type something on these this morning – but had to rush out the door. When I came back to them tonight I had the exact same response – holy wow! Cookie dough ice cream is already a win in my book – but like you said, to have the dough in every bite… swoon!
Yummy! These look so good!
Im def trying this its mouthwatering! :)
Congrats on foodbuzz the top 9! :D
Thanks, it’s my first time:-)
Thanks a lot for posting this amazing, mouthwatering recipe….i will surely be trying it soon…love the no-bake part :)
These look incredible! I love the ice cream factor – perfect for this summer heat.
ehmigawsh. These look ah-mayzing!! YES PLEASE :)
Oh wow, this looks amazing! anything with cookie dough has me tempted from the word go! Congrats on the Top 9 Today! Looking forward to reading more of your site!
What a wonderful summer treat. I am on a no bake kick myself. I can’t wait to try these. Congratulations on Top 9!
The question is what’s NOT keeping me busy this summer! I feel like you.. a whirlwind of events and all my baking is going to the wayside unfortunately. This recipe is making me rethink my choice of desserts this weekend though!
Glad I’m not the only one so busy!!
Now that I like ice cream this is a must!
And vanilla used to be your fav!
I gained 10 pounds just by looking at this recipe haha! This looks so good and it’s so simple! =) Can’t wait to try these!
Oh my goodness…I’ll have a 100 of those..please!! Delicious!
That is best of both world, chocolate chip and cookie dough. Yummy.
a perfect to treat to celebrate the start of summer :) Congrats on Top 9 !
How do you cut into them without it making a complete mess? I worry the chocolate will be harder than the ice cream… leaving me with a mess. But yours look perfect!
The chocolate cuts fine with a sharp knife!
Hi Lauren! This recipe looked so tasty I just HAD to add it to my weekly Foodie Friday lineup. Check it out: http://chicagocuisinecritique.blogspot.com/2011/06/foodie-friday_24.html
Thank you so much, Shari!!
Oh great! Another cookie dough recipe that I MUST bookmark, and MUST make sometime this summer. Thank you, thank you as my thighs LOVE cookie dough (almost as much as chocolate and peanut butter)…the thighs love it so much, they keep the dough right there!!!
These look awesome! How was your wedding cake?? We had chocolate chip pound cake and it was still as amazing as it was on our wedding day, I was very impressed with Cescaphe’s baker!
It was still amazing, I was so impressed! I love chocolate chip pound cake- good choice:-)
This was really great, but I didn’t like how hard the melted chocolate chip topping was after freezing. I usually eat the bottom and leave the chocolate to melt a little. Next time, I’ll be making it with fudge topping for ice cream instead of chocolate chips. Also, I made mine in a giant springform pan; this makes it sooo much easier to slice if you aren’t serving the whole thing at once. I just pop off the side, fold down the wax paper and slice off what I want, put the side back on, cover and toss back in the freezer. Thanks for the great recipe!
Thanks for the feedback, Morgan! Great idea to use fudge topping and a springform pan.
This is stinking GENIUS, I swear! And I’m pretty sure we’re cookie dough soulmates – because I, too, have been known to pick the cookie dough out of the container and no, there is never quite enough! ;)
Thanks, Jen! They were so good my husband got upset when I finished the last of the bars, oops;-) I love cookie dough lovers haha.