Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Ice Cream

by Jennifer on September 11, 2013

in Ice Cream

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Do you know how to get a urine sample from a cat?

I do. True story. 

One of our older cats was recently diagnosed with kidney disease after we took him to the vet for acting weird (a manageable condition, thank goodness!). But, the vet wanted a urine sample to run some more tests.

I thought, “Oh, I can just bring in a sample from the litter box.”

Nope, no beuno. It had to be a clean urine sample. I asked, “How do I…?”

She hands me a teeny tiny plastic cup with a lid on it and a dropper. How considered how odd my life was in that moment.

Luckily, it is easier than it sounds (a plastic bag over litter will trick the kitty into going there). And, now you know. Don’t you feel enlightened?

And now for something completely different – ice cream!

I may be anxious for fall to get here, but I’m not giving up on simple, scrumptious ice cream recipes. Ice cream by the fireplace sounds just as good to me as ice cream in the sweltering heat! This easy recipe features a boatload of cinnamon and chunks of snickerdoodle cookie dough. You can’t go wrong!

5.0 from 3 reviews

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Ice Cream
  • Cookie Dough Pieces
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⅓ cups flour
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk
  • Ice Cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Cookie Dough Pieces. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and vanilla. Add in the flour, salt, and cinnamon and mix until well-combined. Add 1-3 tablespoons of milk to achieve a cookie dough consistency. Place small chunks of cookie dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Ice Cream: Beat 2 cups of heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Fold in the whipped heavy cream until no white streaks remain. Gently stir in frozen chunks of cookie dough.
  3. Place in covered container and freeze overnight (or at least 6 hours).


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1 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen September 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

Girl, I am working on an epic (EPIC!) summer recipe roundup and this recipe (as well as another ice cream recipe of yours) has made the list! I’m so glad I allowed myself more time for this roundup to highlight my favorite food bloggers. (It’s still summer!) Love this recipe and I need some right now as it has been in the mid-90s this week. A perfect transition from summer to fall. Thanks for sharing!


2 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks so much, Stacy!


3 Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig September 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

You’ve managed to combine the best of two worlds with this flavor! Yummy!


4 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Thanks, Cathy!


5 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust September 11, 2013 at 9:40 am

Oh jeez. That does NOT sound like fun. My cat would just pee in my closet instead. ;)

LOVE the ice cream!


6 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

We had to confine him to the powder room – that might be the only reason it worked ;)


7 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) September 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

aaaaand now I know more about collecting cat urine than I ever intended :P

Let’s focus on ice cream instead…ice cream with cookie dough, mmmm cinnamon sugary goodnesss


8 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

Haha – sorry. Probably wasn’t the best story for a food blog, but it was such a weird/surreal moment, I just had to share :)


9 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) September 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

lol no apologies! It was funny :P


10 susie September 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

Hahahaha! I am definitely enlightened! I much prefer the Snickerdoodle Ice Cream though…I too am ready for fall. This weather is awful, hot and sticky here, perfect ice cream weather.


11 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

Glad I could help Susie ;)


12 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl September 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

That is a pretty genius idea to be honest! I would have been chasing the cat with a bottle under it before thinking of that.. good tip!

Also I want to eat all this ice cream, please!


13 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm

When the vet suggested it, I was hesitant, but it totally worked! :)


14 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings September 11, 2013 at 11:09 am

Hopefully, it’s something I won’t have to know/do first hand :)


15 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Yes, I hope so too! ;)


16 Zainab @ Blahnik Baker September 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

Oh my gosh…didn’t know THAT about collecting urine samples lol! But I do know this ice-cream will be perfect by my fireplace in these chilling nights!!! Love the cinnamon in it…totally puts me in the mood for fall!


17 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Haha – there is always something fun to learn here! ;)


18 Laura Dembowski September 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Cookie dough ice cream is always yummy, and snickerdoodle cookie dough ice cream sounds extra delicious! Love it!


19 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Thanks so much, Laura! :)


20 Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen September 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I love the segue from cat urine… to ice cream. Thanks for the tips (from a future crazy cat lady)!
This is perfect ice cream for those 90˚ days in september when you JUST WANT FALL OMG but it’s too hot for fall foods! Totally pinning this one!


21 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Haha – they’re like totally related, obviously ;)

I’m sure we still have lots of hot days left in VA before fall is officially here!


22 Sue {munchkin munchies} September 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Haha, cookie dough and cat pee:) I would’ve been like you…How in the world? Now I know:) This ice cream sounds amazing, any time of the year!


23 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I know – I think I’m pushing the boundaries of what is appropriate for a food blog ;)


24 Jen J September 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I LOVE your ice cream recipes! Please keep them coming…and if you have an idea to create a chocolate base ice cream, well, no one in my family would have an issue with that :P .

We’re sending healing wishes for you cat.


25 Jennifer September 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Yum – an easy chocolate ice cream recipe sounds awesome! I think I need to start working on that ;)

Thanks for the well wishes for our kitty! He’s doing well, but we’re still figuring out the best course of treatment for his condition :)


26 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me September 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

For heaven’s sake Jennifer, do you want me to gain a zillion pounds! This sounds and looks delicious!! :)


27 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Thanks, Michelle! :)


28 The Bearfoot Baker September 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

“Do you know how to get a urine sample from a cat? I do. True story.” Bahahahah
This sentence was not what I expected to read in your post! I was laughing out loud when I read it. All kinds of crazy things when through my head.

I don’t think there is a rule saying you can’t have ice cream in the fall. If there is, we need to change it because ice cream like this should be enjoyed all year long. Thanks for the recipe and the laugh!


29 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Weird topic for a food blog, I suppose ;) It was such a weird experience – I just had to share!


30 Melissa {Simply Sweets by Honeybee} September 12, 2013 at 7:07 am

I’m a huge fan of cinnamon. This sounds delish.


31 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Thanks, Melissa! :)


32 Hani/Haniela's September 12, 2013 at 7:27 am

I’m a cinnamon girl, anything with cinnamon goes. I just love it!


33 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 7:53 am

Me too, Hani! I have several different types of cinnamon in my pantry :)


34 Hani/Haniela's September 12, 2013 at 7:59 am

What kinds? I personally love Saigon – Vietnamese cinnamon, it has so much flavor but I’m ready to learn more, what others do you have?


35 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I get them from Penzey’s – I have Ceylon, Vietnamese, and China Tung Hing :) I also have the Penzey blend, and use that one the most!


36 Mike @ Semi Sweet September 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I can’t wait for FAll! I’m also the type that will each ice cream year-round. Thanks for sharing! (and thanks for sharing the tip on getting cat urine. I’m sure knowing will come in handy someday. )


37 Mike @ Semi Sweet September 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Yikes! That comment from me was full of typos. That’s what I get for trying to comment using my phone while in a work meeting. :-\


38 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

During a work meeting!? The shame! ;)


39 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Yes, ice cream all year! :)


40 ashley - baker by nature September 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm

This ice cream is like a dream come true!!! I need a scoop like yesterday.


41 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Thanks, Ashley! :)


42 Monet September 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Ha! I had no idea (and I own a cat, so this will one day come in handy, I’m sure!) Your ice cream looks amazing. I think I’ll be using this recipe before the cat urine trick.. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend!


43 Jennifer September 12, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Thanks, Monet! :)


44 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I think ice cream is good all year around! Especially when you add cinnamon, it quickly becomes appropriate for fall! Love the cookie dough idea for it too.


45 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

Yes, ice cream all the time! :)


46 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel September 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Cookie dough ice cream that tastes like cinnamon sugar heaven… I would clean up cat pee all day if it meant I’d be rewarded with a trough of this!

And I thought you were gonna say you went all black-light on your house and checked for stains. Eeek!


47 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

Oh geez, thank goodness, no black-light needed!


48 Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour September 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Haha I just laughed out loud reading your story..too funny! Love, love this ice cream. Even though summer is ending, I am definitely not done with ice cream!


49 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

Thanks, Meghan! :)


50 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Holy deliciousness! We’re melting here in Austin and the only thing that sounds good right now is a big bowl of THIS ice cream!


51 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

Thanks, Georgia! :)


52 The Partiologist September 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

You are the only person I know who would share this story…along with ice cream!! You are so funny, that’s why I love you and all of your recipes!! I love the snicker doodle and to add it to ice cream – great!!


53 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

Haha, I don’t doubt that – I’m the only one weird enough for that kind of story, I think :)


54 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction September 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I have a snickerdoodle cookie dough ice cream a lot like this and absolutely love it! I’ll have to try your variation next!


55 Nik@ABrownTable September 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm

A snickerdoodle based ice cream sounds perfect! Love it.


56 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Thanks, Nik! :)


57 Kalyan September 25, 2013 at 1:10 am

Just mouthwatering….looks delicious!


58 Jennifer September 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

Thanks so much, Kalyan! :)


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