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Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

I just want you for my own.

More than you could ever know.

Make my wish come true…

All I want for Christmas is You!

When it comes to holiday decorating, I like to go all-out: sparkly garland hugging the banisters, stuffed snowmen adorning the mantle, no-nonsense nutcrackers standing guard at the kitchen table… Nothing escapes my holiday-happy hands.

Nothing; not even the food:

Easy homemade ice cream, with sugar cookie dough and Christmas swirls.

It’s like a holiday on a wafer cone.

To get the beautiful swirls, all I did was mix the sprinkles into the ice cream.

As I stirred, they melted into the base, causing the gorgeous colors above!

I’m sure this would work with any sprinkles, not just Christmas ones.


Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Inspired by my  Four Ingredient Ice Cream recipe

  • 2 cups milk of choice or nondairy creamer or canned coconut milk (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup sugar of choice (maple syrup, coconut sugar, etc.)
  • pinch stevia, or 1 additional tbsp sugar of choice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • a few drops pure peppermint extract, if desired
  • your favorite sugar cookie dough – my own recipe is linked below
  • red and green sprinkles – I used tiny dots

Mix the first five ingredients in a dish. Then transfer to your ice cream maker and watch the magic! (I have a Cuisinart, and it took 15 minutes to turn the liquid into ice cream. Warning: Make sure your ice cream maker’s base is completely frozen before use, or it will NOT work!) After desired consistency is reached, turn off the ice cream maker and fold in pieces of cookie dough. I also stirred in a quick shake of sprinkles, as mentioned above. The texture of this ice cream will be richer if you use canned coconut milk or creamer. It will be more like ice milk if you use a lower-fat milk (such as Blue Diamond almond milk). Serve right away, or thaw before serving.

For the cookie dough, I used this recipe: Healthy Sugar Cookies.


Link of The Day:

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

Question of the Day:
Do you have a favorite holiday song?

I really like Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time.” And classics, like “Santa Baby,” or even “Jingle Bells.” But nothing makes me smile as much as when that crazy song “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” comes onto the radio.

Published on December 21, 2011

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  1. Jennifer JCD says

    Very beautiful, Katie! I may have to dig the ice cream maker out of the freezer this weekend and try this!

    Favourite Christmas Song: While You Were Sleeping by Casting Crowns
    Favourite Christmas Carol: Silent Night
    Oh… my iPod is loaded with Christmas songs right now: Bing Crosby, Jars of Clay, Casting Crowns, Third Day, and some random other classics. So much fun.

  2. Bianca- Vegan Crunk says

    Yum! And pretty!! I really should drag my ice cream maker out of storage for this….fave Xmas song? Definitely Fall Out Boy’s “Yule Shoot Your Eye Out.” It’s kinda dark, kind of a break-up song….but whatevs.

  3. Moni'sMeals says

    Do you have a favorite holiday song? SO MANY! I have also been rocking out to the local holiday station what feels like 247 so I have a few new ones too. 🙂

  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    That looks delish and I’m impressed you got the pics taken before it melts!

    Here in Aruba everything is melting before my very eyes in all my pics…which I guess the side benefit is that I have learned to get faster. Sort of. But I also get lots of blur. lol

    Great job.

  5. Ellen says

    Oooooh, cookie dough ice cream, you call my name…:)
    As for holiday music, this time if year my ballet teachers start using music from the Nutcracker, which is really pretty.

  6. Kit-Kat says

    Oh, yummy ice cream! The colors are so pretty and tempting! 🙂
    I love a lot of Christmas music, but my fave is probably Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. I used to call it “My Christmas Song” when I was little.

  7. Catey Kay says

    That’s it — I need an ice cream maker pronto!

    I also adore “Wonderful Christmas Time” by Sir Paul McCartney, as well as “Happy Xmas (War is Over )” by John Lennon, “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano, and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”. And, indubiously any song that involves a choir of British children singing!

  8. Molly@This Life Is Sparkling says

    My favorite song is the one you used in the beginning of this post 🙂 Mariah Carey’s voice gives me chills!

  9. Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles says

    My favorite Christmas song is Sleigh Ride, but you can’t go wrong with Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You 🙂

  10. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes says

    This looks so so good! My favourite Christmas song would be It’s a Marshmellow World in the Winter 🙂

  11. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! says

    That icecream looks like the kind you get at the store!!! WOW! I cannot believe that is homemade!!! You are such a proffesional! I love that I can make HEALTHY icecream at home now! 🙂

  12. shannonmarie (rawdorable) says

    It’s so pretty and festive. My toddler wants some right now. Is drooling over the photo.

    I don’t have a specific favorite holiday song, but I’ve always liked “Christmas Wrapping” by the Waitresses and the music on the She & Him Christmas CD. My hubby likes Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” but don’t tell anybody 😉

  13. Claire says

    Thank you Katie. I just made this ice cream with Trader Joes light coconut milk (14 oz. can) and added 2 oz of west soy unsweetened soy milk. My 4 kids think they hit the jackpot this Christmas!

  14. Sarah says

    Hey Katie, I have a question… First, I LOVE your ice cream and frappocino recipes!! You’re a genius and I think you should win an award for creating them!!

    My question is…do you change a recipe at all if you use your ice cream maker as opposed to freezing and then using your Vitamix? Or do you use the same ingredients and amounts no matter which way you make ice cream? Also, are there any differences in results between the two methods? Is one smoother or more ice cream like? Like I said, I loooove your ice cream recipes, but my blender does not create the best results (it’s not a very expensive one)…. so I’m trying to decide if I should buy an ice cream maker or save up for a Vitamix! I’d love your thoughts 🙂


    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      I guess I’d go with the ice cream maker. There’s not THAT big of a difference between the two that if you’re only wanting a vita for ice cream you couldn’t get away with an ice cream maker for much less. 🙂

      • Sarah says

        Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!!

        I want to buy a Vitamix eventually for… everything else! But I need to save up for that.

        Is there any quality difference in the ice cream? Or do you have a preference for Vitamix vs Ice Cream Maker ice cream?! Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make a good choice… and you’re the expert!

  15. Lauren says

    My family always got a laugh out of Christmas novelty songs like “I want a hippopatamous for Christmas” or “Dominic the Italian Christmas donkey”

  16. midsummer says

    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog’s content everyday along with a mug of coffee.

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