Vanilla Ice Cream Mix-Ins

Plain vanilla gets old after a while. Try these easy variations!

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

 People love cookie dough. No one loves salmonella. Get the best of both worlds with this recipe!

While perusing Pinterest the other day (for the entire day), I came across a fabulous recipe for eggless cookie dough from Stef over at the Cupcake Project. She has some great ideas on how to use this recipe in many ways, but I was the most focused on swapping the plain old vanilla ice cream in my fridge with cookie dough ice cream! I would highly recommend that you check out her awesome site after you’re finished here.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 4 tbsp. milk
  • ½ mini, semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

How To Do It:

1. Mix every ingredient together in one bowl, with the exception of the ice cream.

2. Roll into small cookie dough balls and place on a baking sheet. Freeze for at least an hour prior to mixing in to ice cream.

3. Mix in with vanilla ice cream and serve!

**Chocolate covered cookie dough variation (because let’s face it, we could always use some more chocolate in life!):

1. Make cookie dough balls as indicated above.

2. Make chocolate frosting: ½ cup Nutella, ½ cup milk, 1 tbsp. cocoa powder and ¼ cup flour (mix in as you stir your    chocolate mixture).

3. Dip cookie dough balls into chocolate frosting and freeze.

Cinnamon Sea Salt Ice Cream

Ever been to Chevys Fresh Mex Restaurant? If you have, then you know about their deep fried ice cream. They take a cinnamon dusted cone, fill it with vanilla ice cream and dunk it into a vat of hot oil. Here is my healthier variation on that delicious treat.

What You’ll Need:

  • Sea Salt Pita Chips (I recommend Stacey’s brand)
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream

How To Do It:

1. Crush up pita chips into bite size pieces.

2. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of pita chips.

3. Mix your salty-sweet combination into vanilla ice cream and garnish with more cinnamon. Ready to Serve!

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