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Paleo Cookie Dough Ice Cream (Vegan, Healthy)

This paleo cookie dough ice cream is a delicious healthy summer dessert recipe, loaded with rich cookie dough chunks and tender chocolate pieces. Considering how delicious this paleo cookie dough ice cream recipe is, it's surprisingly easy! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Paleo, Vegan
Keyword chocolate, cookie dough, dairy free, easy, gluten free, grain free, ice cream, paleo, refined sugar free, summer, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 5 cups

Ingredients

Ice Cream Base

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked in water at least 6 hours if you don't have a high-speed blender
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. bourbon
  • 1 14- ounce can full-fat coconut milk or cream preferably cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. refined coconut oil melted

Cookie Dough Bites

  • 1 batch of my healthy cookie dough recipe

Chocolate Chunk Swirl

Instructions

  1. Combine all ice cream ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour into an air-tight container and chill until very cold.
  2. Measure out 3/4 - 1 cup of the healthy cookie dough. Scoop out small balls with a teaspoon, roll them lightly, and freeze on a plate or baking sheet.
  3. When ice cream mixture is very cold, churn in an ice cream maker, according to manufacturer directions. Meanwhile, combine 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1 1/2 tsp. coconut oil in a small bowl. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring very well in between each burst, until totally melted and smooth.
  4. When ice cream mixture has the texture of soft serve, after about 25-30 minutes, slowly drizzle in melted chocolate-coconut oil mixture, to create a chocolate chip swirl. After all chocolate mixture is incorporated, add in the chilled cookie dough bites. When well combined, scrape mixture into a parchment-lined loaf pan or other freezer-safe air-tight container. Freeze for 1-4 hours or until desired consistency.