Category: Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cupcakes!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cupcakes

Between a busy period of costume design and wardrobe work, a string of out-of-town visitors, my first few weeks of chocolatier school (more on that to follow in an upcoming blog post!) and other various commitments, I haven’t had much (non-chocolatemaking!) time to spend in the kitchen recently. However, a few weeks ago I had fun creating these ice cream cupcakes, made with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and edible dark chocolate cupcake cups. As August draws to a close and we head into the last, lazy days of summer, it seemed like the perfect time to share my recipe for these tasty frozen treats.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cupcakes

This recipe is fairly simple, but it does require a little bit of a time commitment, as it is best made in two parts, over two days or at least a few hours apart. Prepare your ice cream and dough the day prior to serving, to allow ice cream to solidify properly. On the day of, prepare your molded chocolate cups and fill with ice cream. Whipped cream, sprinkles, and other toppings should be added just before you are ready to serve your cupcakes.

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Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Oreo Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Chocolate and Oreo Ice Cream

It’s been incredibly hot in New York City for the past few days, with temperatures reaching into the mid-90s.

Summer in NYC is always something of a mixed blessing. On the upside, the days are long, the nights are filled with cocktails and outdoor dining and concerts in the park, and every day is ‘sundress and sandals’ weather. On the downside, the city is packed with tourists, there are smelly garbage piles on every corner, and a broken air conditioner can make a packed subway car even less pleasant than usual.

OreosSometimes, after a sweaty, steamy day in the city, you absolutely need to cheer up (and cool down) with a scoop or two of ice cream!

So, thanks to the steamy weather, I had the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of this favorite summertime treat. (Although really, is there ever a bad time to make homemade ice cream?)  It wasn’t until after I’d concocted this recipe for peanut butter, chocolate and Oreo cookie ice cream that I discovered that today, July 23rd, is Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day. July also happens to be National Ice Cream Month, making it the perfect day to post this recipe!

A twist on classic cookies n’ cream, this ice cream starts with a creamy chocolate and peanut butter base, and is filled to the brim with chunks of Oreo cookies. Yum!

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