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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.

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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!

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