This easy homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard is thick, creamy and so delicious! Featuring store bought ice cream and homemade chocolate chip cookie dough, it’s the best summer dessert recipe!
This recipe will help you recreate your favorite cookie dough blizzard at home! It’s thick, creamy and filled with chocolate chip cookie dough.
I was determined to make a recipe that was as satisfying as a Dairy Queen cookie dough blizzard. The combination of whipped ice cream, bits of buttery cookie dough and chocolate is incredibly delicious!
Below are some helpful notes about some of the ingredients. See recipe card below for full list of ingredients and measurements.
- Butter: Take your butter out of the refrigerator 1-2 hours before making the cookie dough.
- Brown sugar: Dark brown sugar can also be used. Both add extra flavor from molasses.
- Milk or heavy cream: Add this a half a tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency you like for the cookie dough!
- All purpose flour: I recommend heat treating the flour. See more about why and how to heat treat flour below.
- Chocolate: Use good quality chocolate bars such as Lindt. I find chopped chocolate mixes in the blizzard better than chips do. I prefer chopped dark chocolate. I like how it tastes in contrast with the sweet ice cream.
- Vanilla ice cream: Use store bought or homemade vanilla ice cream. To make it easier, I like to use good quality store bought ice cream. We whip the ice cream to give it more of an airy, blizzard-like texture.
- Swap in semi-sweet, milk or white chocolate in place of dark chocolate.
- You can absolutely use regular or mini chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate.
- Make these cookie dough blizzards with chocolate or any flavor ice cream instead of vanilla.
- Layer in or drizzle some hot fudge sauce on top! I like to use the sauce from my condensed milk brownies. It’s super quick and easy. You can also use store bought hot fudge sauce.
STEP ONE: Heat treat the flour. Heat treat the flour. Microwave the flour for three or four 30-second intervals, stirring in between or until flour reaches 165°F.
Alternatively, spread flour on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes.
STEP TWO: Cream the butter and sugar. Use an electric mixer to cream the sugar and butter on medium speed until creamy and combined.
Next, add the vanilla followed by the milk or heavy cream
STEP THREE: Add the flour and salt. Turn the mixer on low and add gradually add the flour and salt until combined. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
STEP FOUR: Scoop out the cookie dough. Use your hands or a small cookie scoop to form the dough into balls. This will make it easier and less messy to distribute the dough into the blizzards.
STEP FIVE: Whip the ice cream. Add the ice cream to the bowl of an electric mixer. Whip the ice cream on medium until creamy. Be careful not to overmix.
Next, add the chopped chocolate, a few tablespoons of cookie dough and a couple tablespoons of hot fudge sauce (if using). Mix very briefly to combine.
STEP SIX: Assemble the blizzards. Spoon some ice cream into a glass. Crumble up a few of the cookie dough balls on top.
Next, drizzle some hot fudge sauce, followed by more ice cream. Continue layering until you reach the top of your glass. Top with a few balls or one giant scoop of cookie dough enjoy immediately!
Hot fudge sauce: I like to mix in some of this hot fudge sauce to make this even more delicious! I developed this hot fudge sauce to top my condensed milk brownies. It’s delicious on everything!
It only takes a few ingredients and minutes. You can whip some into the ice cream or layer it in your blizzards!
Chocolate ice cream: Instead of vanilla ice cream, try chocolate! This would be a big hit with chocolate lovers!
This cookie dough is safe to eat because there are no eggs and the flour is heat treated. Heat treating the flour is a precautionary step to kill off any existing bacteria. This step is optional but recommended.
No. You should heat treat the flour, but the dough does not need to be baked.
Dairy Queen mixes soft serve ice cream and add ins for their blizzards. They have a special machine that mixes them.
It’s possible to make your own homemade cookie dough and homemade blizzard with this Cookie Dough Blizzard recipe! It will satisfy any craving for something sweet! Best part: it couldn’t be easier to make!
OTHER ICE CREAM RECIPES
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard
FOR THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar light or dark, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 and 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 - 2 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour heat treated (directions below)
- 3 ounces dark chocolate chopped (or semi-sweet, milk, or white chocolate, chopped or mini or regular chocolate chips)
FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH BLIZZARD
- 4-6 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 ounce dark chocolate chopped
- hot fudge sauce optional
FOR THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH
- Heat treat the flour. Microwave the flour in a microwave safe bowl for three or four 30-second intervals, stirring in between or until flour reaches 165°F on an instant read kitchen thermometer. Alternatively, spread flour on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes. Give flour a stir then set it aside for a couple of minutes to cool down.
- In a large bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the sugars and butter on medium until creamy and combined, about two minutes. Add the vanilla followed by the milk or heavy cream.
- Turn the mixer on low and add the flour and salt until combined. Stir in the chocolate. Use your hands or a small cookie scoop to form the dough into small balls. Place on a plate and set aside at room temperature.
FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH BLIZZARDS
- For best results, place the bowl of your electric mixer in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before using. Add the ice cream to the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Whip the ice cream on medium until creamy, about 30 seconds. Be careful not to overmix. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the chopped chocolate, a few cookie dough balls, and a few tablespoons of the hot fudge sauce (if using) into the ice cream. Turn the mixer on low and mix very briefly til just combined.
- Spoon some ice cream into the bottom of your glasses.* Break up a few of the cookie dough balls and sprinkle them over the ice cream. Drizzle some hot fudge sauce over top, if using. Continue layering and finish with balls of cookie dough or one big scoop of cookie dough! Enjoy immediately!
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