Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
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TypeIce cream
Place of originUnited States
Created byBen & Jerry's
Main ingredientsChocolate chip cookie dough, ice cream

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is a popular ice cream flavor in which unbaked chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough are embedded in vanilla flavored ice cream.


Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was said to have originated in 1984 at the first Ben & Jerry's "scoop shop" in Burlington, Vermont, from an anonymous suggestion on their flavor suggestion board.[1] In 1991, Ben & Jerry's began selling pints of the flavor which quickly became popular with consumers. By 1992, chocolate chip cookie dough accounted for 20 percent of the company's total ice cream sales, and other ice cream manufacturers such as Dreyer's and Mrs. Fields began making their own versions of the flavor.[2]


Beginning in 1990, Rhino Foods manufactured the cookie dough used in Ben & Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. They invented a technique for maintaining the chewy consistency of the cookie dough when frozen, which the founder described as a "technological breakthrough".[3]

Because of the health risks of eating raw cookie dough, the dough used in cookie dough ice cream is pasteurized and heat-treated. For this reason, the dough is not suitable for baking.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Ben & Jerry's Most Popular Flavour Was Invented in 1984".
  2. ^ Lii, Jane H. (2 August 1992). "All About/Ice Cream; In the Cut-Throat World of Ice Cream, Flavor mania!". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Vaughan-Hughes, Pip. "Rollin' in Dough". Archived from the original on 13 November 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  4. ^ Hoffman, Jan (22 November 2017). "Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 23 November 2017.