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Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream

It’s pumpkin AND cookie dough.

Pumpkin Pie Cookie Dough Ice Cream!

So it’s pretty much guaranteed to be awesome.

Like getting to eat your pumpkin pie and your ice cream all in one little scoop. Or two big scoops.

One won’t be enough.


Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream


  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, or coconut milk or nondairy creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat coconut milk or non-dairy creamer (For a lower-calorie version, see nutrition link below.)
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin or sweet potato puree (I used canned pumpkin) (160g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (omit if desired)
  • 1/4 cup xylitol or brown sugar (or regular sugar) (50g)
  • 2 nunaturals stevia packets, or omit and increase sugar to scant 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (and optional: a pinch pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp oat flour (or 1/4 cup rolled oats finely ground in a blender) (20g)
  • optional: handful of chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients (minus optional chips), and whisk until smooth. See “nutrition info” link below if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Otherwise, pour into your ice cream maker and churn. (It took 15 minutes in my Cuisinart.) Add chips if desired, stir, then transfer to an airtight container. Chill in the freezer for an hour or so, until true ice-cream consistency is reached. Note: homemade ice cream has its best texture if eaten the same day it’s made. Also, if you’re using coconut milk, make sure it’s the full-fat kind that comes in a can.

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It's pumpkin AND cookie dough, so it's pretty much guaranteed to be awesome!

Question of the Day:

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten so far today?

Mine: is a tie between this ice cream and a frosted chocolate doughnut!

Click to see: my un-edited photos.



Published on September 28, 2012

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  1. Eating 4 Balance says

    Best thing I ate so far today was a microwave banana protein (powder) cake. Vegan, gluten-free and delicious!

    This ice cream looks so good! I love cookie dough… and pumpkin. Is it pretty firm, or is it softer? In the close up picture of the scoop it looks really liquidy, but my eyes are probably deceiving me! 🙂

  2. Amanda F says

    Yum, yum, yum! I am obsessed with all things pumpkin right now. I made your pumpkin baked oatmeal yesterday morning. Delicious!

  3. Anonymous says

    Sorry – your form wouldn’t let me leave my personal info above – trying again now. I am unclear as to how this is a cookie dough recipe – isn’t it really pumpkin chocolate chip? Or does the oat flour give it a dough taste? Thanks!

  4. Krista says

    The best thing I ate today was a molasses and mixed berry cake entirely sweetened with molasses. One of the tastiest things I have put in my mouth in a very long time. I needed the iron, so I searched the net for molasses recipes. My cake was a modified version of this one:

    It’s moist and tart and sweet with the tiniest hint of bitterness. You may want to try veganizing it. Molasses is a great sweetener to play with since it has so many minerals in it.

  5. Amber says

    Part of me says this sounds great, and part of me says “hmm..pumpkin and cookie dough together?!” I suppose the proof would be in the tasting, right? 🙂 ….I do need to thank you for posting ice cream recipes (dairy free!) that can be made without an ice cream maker, because THAT’S the best thing I’ve had so far today – vanilla ice milk for breakfast! With chopped almonds and sugar free chocolate. 🙂 It’s been a long time since I could have ice cream, so it was SO enjoyable. Thanks! 🙂
    P.S. I DID have other foods at breakfast. 🙂

  6. Lauren says

    Best thing today…blueberry pancakes! I made them for my daughter, and they turned out so fluffy and delicious! I love any recipe with oats, so this is a must try! 🙂

  7. Aja says

    OH my goodness! My two favorite things put together into one ice cream?!
    Since it’s only 10am where I am the best thing I’ve eaten today have been blackberries. my mom bought me a bunch when she came to visit yesterday. So good!

  8. Laura says

    The best thing I ate so far today was my usual breakfast parfait.
    I never have much success with your ice cream recipes (really need an ice cream maker!) but this still looks good!

  9. Rhonda says

    The best thing I’ve eaten today was one (I’m proud of my restraint!) of your no-flour chocolate brownies made with black beans. They are heavenly!

  10. Linde says

    Best things I ate today: The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Pie from your recipe (made it for my bday yesterday!) and now Im eating a heavenly baked banana with chocolate banana butter!
    Love love LOVE your recipes!

  11. Tammy says

    Best thing I had today would have to a bowl of pumpkin seeds mixed with salsa. Cute photos; I love those baby cones! I was wondering about the doughnut, the one in the linked picture, right? They look so good! I thought you weren’t big on sweets- how’d it turn out? Chocolate on chocolate ( cake, never cared for yeast ) was always my favorite choice. ^^

  12. Danielle says

    Three of my favorite things.. Pumpkin chocolate and cookie dough! And ice cream!!!! Ahhhh I am so so excited about this post can’t wait to make it 🙂

  13. Emma says

    Sounds completely divine and perfect for the season! I was wondering if I could request a raw birthday cake for my best friend… no pressure but I have no idea where to start, as I live somewhere where you cannot things like coconut butter or cocoa butter! It would be amazing if you could try, or link me to a good one 🙂 love your blog to pieces Katie x

  14. Ange says

    Katie, I made this today and it was really yummy, except a slight bitter taste (not my stevia, I use nunaturals all the time and I’m used to that flavor)- I’m thinking it’s from the baking soda. Can you tell me what the baking soda does in the recipe? Does it make the icecream fluffier? I’m thinking I might leave it out next time if it is just for flavor…

      • Ange says

        I used the brown sugar, and no changes. I am starting to wonder if my tongue was off for the day- I’ve been making your black bean brownies all week and they are awesome, but they tasted bitter yesterday too so that solved it for me. Weird tongue day. 🙂

  15. Sarah the official CCK drooler @RomneyRyan2012 says

    The best thing I ate today was breakfast:Early Morning Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal (with caramelized bananas!) from Oh She Glows. SO good… I’ve been on an OSG kick and her recipes are my diet basically. They are THE BEST (and she’s all vegan too) and I’m picky with vegan things since I’m not one. Okay, I’ll stop 🙂
    I definitely recommend her site though (so yummy).
    I’m stopping now. Promise. 😀

  16. Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit says

    OMG those unedited pics of the chocolate donuts!!! I don’t even like donuts & want those in my belly, like, NOW!! 😀 I am in love with your blog! I just wish I could keep up with all the deliciousness ;).

  17. Gretchen says

    The best thing I’ve eaten today is this ice cream!!! It is DELICIOUS. I just happened to have an opened can of pumpkin in the fridge that I was pondering what to do with it. I got the email for this recipe and made it tonight. Katie, you’re a genius. Thank you!!
    I need to be alone with my ice cream now…

  18. carmen says

    God this looks delicious!! I am sooo making this. I just bought a can of pumpkin too. Now, only to decide if I’m gonna use it for this recipe or your pumpkin pie baked oatmeal…. Idk, both looks so gosh darn good!! Is there any way to leave out the sugar and just use all stevia? I’m a stevia girl and anywhere I don’t have to use sugar is a plus.

  19. Cai says

    Can I just say how I love that you are quite possibly the most versatile vegan in the entire world?! I love love love your blog, and I love that you post so many options for people who want lower cal options, or who don’t have ice cream makers, etc. You’re awesome 😀

  20. Andrea says

    Best thing I’ve eaten today: your peanut butter pie! I made it last night and it was almost all I could think about this afternoon at work! I was so excited to come home and have a piece. 🙂

    I also had pumpkin pie refrigerator oatmeal for breakfast, which was delicious. I do love pumpkin. And peanut butter. And oatmeal!

  21. Erika says

    I made your banana peanut butter today and that was pretty awesome. I’ve also been making some banana pancakes from pinterest lately. 1 mashed banana and 2 eggs. Mix together and cook like pancakes. They are SO good with some vanilla yogurt and frozen (thawed) blueberries on top!! Also they were awesome with banana peanut butter on top.

  22. Jennie says

    Best thing I’ve eaten today was your pumpkin breakfast bowl! I’ve eaten it 3 days in a row now, and it is SO good!! I make it right before I take my older son to school, and it is perfect by the time I get home!

  23. Laura says

    Katie, this was DELICIOUS!
    I don’t know why I was surprised. Your recipes never disappoint. 🙂
    Oh and why am I leaving this comment at 8 in the morning? Well because yes I did just have pumpkin cookie dough ice cream for breakfast! I figured it had pumpkin and oat flour, which is kind of like oatmeal so why not right? IT WAS AWESOME!!!

  24. carmen says

    Hmm… The best thing I ate today were banana pancakes. Theyre to DIE for. Take 1 banana and mash it up until goopy (yea sounds kinda gross but just wait) add one egg, some vanilla, stevia if banana isn’t very ripe, a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of coconut flour. Whisk everything together and fry in some butter!! theyre DELICIOUS!!

  25. Kayla says

    Best thing I ate today happens to be the only thing I’ve eaten so far. Although I suspect it will remain the best thing I’ve eaten. Your blueberry pie pancakes!! 😀

  26. Amanda says

    YUM! You are such an inspiration, Katie! This looks great, as do all your other creations and recreations. And, I just adore pumpkin 😉 Would you be so kind as to keep making more pumpkin delicacies, like pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, etc? It would be much appreciated!

  27. Hannah H. says

    This looks so yummy! Never would have thought of putting pumpkin and cookie dough together. Best thing I had today would have to be a chai tea with your coconut crack bars.

  28. TJ Wiltz says

    I’m not really sure where to add my choice but I would LOVE to see Poptarts!!
    I subscribed to ur updated not that long ago & each time I get a new one it NEVER disappoints & I pin LOTS of ur stuff on Pinterest. I’m a Figure Competitor so my diet is extremely strict & ur recipes & all the nutrition info & alternatives they contain really bring a sense of comfort.
    Thx girl!!

  29. Katie says

    Hi Katie!
    I’ve come to you because you were the first food blog (or any blog for that matter) that i fell in love with and that got me interested enough to start my own blog… and i’ve finally done it! I’ve started up my very own blog: (i would be honoured for you to drop by and have a look- let me know what you think) at the moment it’s just a blog for the things in general that i love and what i get up to but i’d like it to have a lot of recipes and maybe turn into a food blog sometime in the future. I thought i’d come to you and ask if you have any advice on getting up and running with my blog- how to publicise it and get people reading my blog- rather than just writing to myself haha- i figured you had to start somewhere and now you’ve done soso well- i was wondering how you got your blog out there?
    thanks for taking time to read this! Any advice you would have for me would be appreciated more than you may think 🙂


  30. Nikki Porter says

    Hi Katie!

    I loveeeeee your recipes!!! I have been a follower for years now and I am constantly trying out your creations! I am creating a E-book for fitness and health enthusiasts looking to find recipes to suit many of the current popular diets in the media. The Recipe book will have various sections including High Protein, Clean Eats, Paleo Friendly, Vegan/Vegetarian and Allergy Friendly.

    I have a passion for Nutrition, Health, Fitness and Wellbeing and as I am currently studying a Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, I thought I would create a E-book that allows the consumer to easily download and access some yummy recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert and Snacks whilst also having access to some bloggers and their website information, they may not have heard of or visited before. So it gives the bloggers some free advertising and the viewers some useful information to find more recipes.

    So far I have these bloggers involved:

    Gluten Free Vegan Girl
    Stacie Lee
    Get Fit Feel Sexy
    My Food Religion
    This Rawsome Vegan Life
    The Fit Cookie
    Simply Paleo
    Skinny Confidential

    I absolutely love your recipes and I was just wondering if you would like to join the bloggers above and feature some of your Recipes in the E-Book? Each Recipe you feature will have a contact card that will show your website, logo, photo and facebook. 🙂

    If you are interested could you email me or alternatively I can email you.. I am just not sure of your email :).

    Looking forward to hearing from you Katie!

    Warm Regards

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Hi Nikki,
      Thanks so much for thinking of me. Because some of my recipes are going in the cookbook, they need to stay on this site… but please feel free to use any of my photos and list just a part of the recipe (with a link to the original) if that still works.

  31. Tricia says

    Hi Katie!
    I’ve been a fan and frequent visitor of your site for quite some time now and have tried out a few recipes… this is one that I got really really excited about and went out to buy the ingredients as soon as I saw it! I just made a batch and it’s in the freezer now (I don’t have an ice cream machine) and I just can’t wait to try it!
    Thanks for all of your genius recipes, and giving me a way to satisfy my very very large sweet tooth without feeling like I’m negating all of the healthy choices I make everyday! 🙂

  32. Victoria Van Vlear says

    Just tried this recipe for the first time and love it! I love all your ice cream recipes, Katie. As someone who has been allergic to dairy my entire life, it’s been so fun to actually get to try some of these ice cream flavors I’ve never been able to have before! Thanks so much.

  33. Diana says

    I overfilled my mini ice cream maker, so unfortunately I had to stop a bit too soon – but even though the ice cream was extra soft serve, it was one of the tastiest ice cream flavors I’ve ever had. I used mostly canned coconut milk with just a bit of vanilla almond milk, and I added a bit of pumpkin spice to it. Thanks for another tasty recipe, Katie!

  34. Honor Lois says

    Hi Katie
    This looks yummy !
    Just a question about the quantity of milk as you’ve put 1/2 a cup which is about 120g normally but then youve written 240g after it which is about a full cup so I was just wondering how much I should use ?

    Thankyou !

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi! Looks like a typo, thank you for noticing it! The 1/2 cup is the correct amount.
      Jason (media relations)

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