Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard with No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
My childhood in a cup! You’re looking at it.
Blizzards were an elusive thing when I was a kid – except for in the month of June. Every June we’ve always spent a week in Wildwood, NJ and rode bikes on the boardwalk first thing in the morning. Every morning!
We wake up – get on those bikes – bike to the boardwalk, on it, past it, and turn around. Then…
Stop at Dairy Queen. Yep. Every.single.day.
I have no idea how this tradition started, but it’s certainly something that has lasted.
When my brothers and cousins and I were kids, we wanted something “big” – like a blizzard – every single day after the bike ride. That obviously didn’t go over well with our parents, especially since most mornings would end with three bites taken and a very full cup of blended ice cream and candy being thrown in the trash.
We’d compromise with a huge sprinkle cone or a lime Mr. Misty. Do those even still exist?
Now that we are pretend grown ups, ice cream everyday at 11AM doesn’t always sounds like the best decision. Which is depressing, because I wish that I ALWAYS wanted ice cream at 11AM. It just sounds fun.
But I don’t. It’s the cold, hard truth. (Pun intended?)
This is where I’d like to admit that the mini blizzard is the most wonderful creation in all the land. And so we get a blizzard maybe one day after bike riding. A small vanilla cone another day. A dilly bar?
But some days we just get ice water. I’m admitting it.
Um, also, do you get your blizzard with vanilla ice cream (normal) or chocolate ice cream (weird!)? I never knew anyone to ask for chocolate ice cream in a blizzard and then I met Eddie and he orders every blizzard with chocolate ice cream.
Where did he come from?
Now though. Since I can make my OWN blizzard at home… I might want one at 11AM?
I used BOTH vanilla beans and vanilla bean paste in the no-churn ice cream. It’s vanilla overload in the best way possible. I’ve partnered with Rodelle to share this ice cream, and in doing so, they sent me some to-die-for vanilla products to use. GAH. I cannot get enough. If you even knew what I was putting vanilla in these days, you’d flip.
The paste AND the fresh beans!
I use vanilla bean paste in practically everything these days (um, hello, homemade coffee syrup) and I figured a little extra boost by scraping a vanilla pod for beans would be perfect. Plus, since vanilla beans are pricey here, I liked the idea of using the scraped beans in ice cream – a recipe that would be shared with others. As opposed to using them (read: hogging them) in a smoothie or chia pudding… which I’ve definitely done before. For myself.
Vanilla bean brat.
I can’t even handle the loveliness of this no-churn ice cream. I made this vanilla bean version a few weeks before the blackberry one, and the simplicity sold me. I couldn’t believe something as simple as VANILLA ice cream could do me in. I am SO into more trash in my ice cream. You know, candy bars, brownies, fudge swirls, caramel swirls, all swirls, sprinkles, jam, cheese, figs – you name it, I want it in my ice cream.
Never have I even been a plain old vanilla bean girl. But now! I am.
Errr. Maybe this doesn’t count since I trashed it up anyway? I will just say that the spoon at midnight doesn’t lie.
So. Guess where this no-egg cookie dough came from?!
Um – the total old school recipe I made ages ago, that most of us were downright wacky over – the chocolate chip cookie dough peanut butter cups. Remember!
And yes. This stuff is addictive.
Look at that round hunky scoop of love.
Seriously. I am never making plain old vanilla bean ice cream another way.
Now, the blizzard part!
You do you.
What is your favorite thing to stir in? As a kid, on the boardwalk, I was a strict cookies and cream kind of girl. That is still Eddie’s go-to (with the chocolate ice cream) and occasionally I like it too.
In my pretend adulthood I have started to do something terrible, and that something terrible is called combining blizzard ingredients. Like adding more than just one. Like asking if I can have snickers and reese’s cups AND cookies and cream and a side of pleasedon’tthinklessofme covered in sprinkles.
Have you tried this? It’s the gateway drug to I don’t know what and it’s fantastic.
This ice cream recipe is the BEST for homemade blizzard making because it gets very creamy and blendable after it sits out for a few minutes. You can stir in pretty much whatever the heck you want (whyyyy am I thinking bacon) and then you can have a blizzard for breakfast. Because I so want one right this very minute.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard with No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
no churn vanilla bean ice cream
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 vanilla bean seeds scraped out
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 tablespoon bourbon
- 2 1/4 cups cold heavy cream
peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour, I used coconut flour!
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
no churn vanilla bean ice cream
- In a bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, scraped beans, vanilla bean paste and bourbon until combined.
- Place the cold cream in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the vanilla mixture – constantly folding over and over until everything is combined. This will take a few minutes! Pour the mixture into a parchment-lined loaf pan or a freezer container. Freeze at least 6 hours (or overnight) for best results.
peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough
- In a small saucepan, heat the butter until melted. Whisk in brown sugar until dissolved, then let it bubble for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the peanut butter. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Let that sit and cool completely, about 20 minutes. Stir in the powdered sugar, salt and flour, then once mixed, add in chocolate chips. Place the mixture in the fridge to set for 20 to 30 minutes.
- To build the blizzard, scoop out a few scoops of the vanilla ice cream. I like to alternate between a scoop of the ice cream and a spoonful of the cookie dough. This ice cream is pretty creamy so you don’t really need to let it soften – it will do that as you mix. Gently mix together the layers of ice cream and cookie dough, topping with cookie dough. Eat immediately.
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[this post is sponsored by Rodelle – they provided me with the vanilla beans and vanilla paste and are compensating me for sharing this recipe. thank you for supporting my blog. we love vanilla!]
83 Comments on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard with No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.”
HOLY SMOKIN’ JOES!!! I’m just going to go ahead and deem this the BEST RECIPE you’ve ever posted … YUM!
This is too much in the best possible way! In our tiny town there is a Dairy Queen and we happen to live across the street…it is dangerous, but we are blizzard fanatics. I have to say though, yours looks better! Much better.
Dairy Queen across the street IS super dangerous. I’d have to move or balloon out. And I’m trying to keep my girlish figure this summer, although Spanx does sell men’s products now. Wife forbids! Anyhow, This recipe has it all, Peanut butter, bourbon, heavy cream and vanilla, what more could a guy want?
ALL THE LIME MR. MISTY’S!!!!!
Just the name of this post made my mouth dribble. I need to make this asap!
Great post x
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Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely incredible! I really want this for breakfast right now!
Wow! It looks very very delicious!
I always get my Blizzard topped with rainbow sprinkles! :)
I can’t wait to make my own based on your recipe. YUM! Thank you!
Vanilla bean ice cream will always be my fav! I’ve gotta try this no-churn method. Yay Rodelle!
We got free Dairy Queen at work yesterday and I ordered a banana split Blizzard with heath bar pieces. This guy told me it was a brilliant idea to add that in – hellooo, I need that texture! And that chocolate. Dessert is not dessert without chocolate.
oh my god that looks incredible. I love that you made it 100% from scratch, I bet it tastes out of this world! even better than dairy queen blizzards. Peanut butter + cookie dough sounds like my kind of blizzard flavor.
This is seriously my childhood in a cup too.
reese cups + cookie dough is my go-to Blizzard! It’s the best! And obvs, vanilla all the way. I actually kind of hate chocolate ice cream. I’m totally a vanilla girl though – we have the creamiest vanilla bean ice cream with long, thin pieces of dark chocolate at our local grocery store. Deadly. And extra hearts for no-churn!!
This looks AMAZING. Could I skip the bourbon in the ice cream (you know, for the small children who might want a bite…)?
So Peanut Buster Parfaits – I always get them with chocolate ice cream (you can baby-ize them by ordering a sundae with the same ingredients). Something with the salt and chocolate and fudge and peanuts – YUMMM! Though every time I get one, my hubby makes fun of me because I am not a chocolate fan (prefer salt over sweet most days). And so he reminds me of this – in a snarky voice. “I’m Amanda, and I say I don’t eat/ like chocolate, but I ONLY eat this with chocolate ice cream.” Pop Rocks Blizzards were awesome too!
I don’t often call blog posts life-changing, so as to avoid hyperbole and such, but I think you might have changed my life with this post. NO. CHURN. ICE. CREAM. with peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough?!?!? Such a thing exists?? (Or will exist, soon, in my kitchen)?? You da best.
The perfect dessert for a pregnant woman in the summer! Egg-less ice cream and cookie dough and then mixed together. Might be making it this weekend…maybe peanut butter swirl ice cream.
Blizzards are a huge weakness of mine. This looks INCREDIBLE. And I seriously need to get my hands on vanilla bean paste.
DQ Blizzards have NOTHING on your beautiful creation, Jess!
Ok, so the best ice cream mix-in is rice krispie treats, a lil marshmallow cream and buttloads of sprinkles. More or less sprinkle-treats with a dash of ice cream. That’s how I like it: nearly unstir-able.
So much vanillllaaa, so much cookie dough, love this. I really have to give that whole ice cream no churn a try!
Aahh this is everything. Not sure how I’m supposed to go on without making this now that i know it exists.
YES! Our DQ served the blizzards upside-down.
So much yumminess in this recipe!
My first job was at Dairy Queen! My favorite part was making my own creations and dreaming about submitting my ideas to corporate and getting famous (I was young). My favorite was then and remains the peanut butter crunch blizzard with chocolate ice cream. Have you had it? DQ peanut butter is legit, and the chocolate crunch are the crunchies from inside the cakes (crushed chocolate cookies mixed with chocolate dip, I used to just eat that by itself!). It’s not the same with vanilla ice cream, the chocolate mellows it out. My DQ also had its own coffee soft serve rig for a long time, until corporate shut it down. I still dream about that stuff. Just a bag of vanilla mixed with instant coffee… perfect sweetness, perfect texture. Damn, now I want ice cream!
I always crave ice cream for breakfast. So not doing the adult thing right.
Oh wow– my family always went to Wildwood in the summers too! I never knew anyone else who went there, (since I’m not from the area, but it’s nearish to where my dad grew up which is why we knew about it/went) so that is so fun to hear :) Wonder if I passed you on the boardwalk some morning, never knowing I would grow up to read your blog every single day and be an invisible internet friend!
PS this looks YUM!
I am drooling. I have never made homemade ice cream because it always involves eggs and churning in a machine I don’t have. I am definitely trying this. I’ll report back in with results.
Blizzards are the best. I always go for the Oreo. This cookie dough, I would be snacking on it till it was gone. No ice cream needed. Of course, that looks pretty good too.
Amazing work, Jessica!! This homemade blizzard makes our summer eats complete!!
I LOVE DQ Blizzards but always wish they were a bit more heavy-handed on the mix-ins. Thanks for this recipe and giving me the power to go crazy with the cookie dough topping!
I ALWAYS ask for chocolate ice cream in my blizzards! Not weird. The best way, actually. Virtual fist bump to Eddie.
omg I so need to try this!!! yummmy
I leave Dairy Queen VERY sadly if my cookie dough blizzard does not have chocolate in it. The “right” way is to add chocolate syrup to the cookie dough blizzard (I don’t know about chocolate ice cream). Some DQs apparently don’t follow that protocol which is depressing and completely makes the cookie dough blizzard taste different.
Oh yes, gimme gimme gimme! I have never heard of a chocolate ice cream blizzard so clearly your husband is wrong. I’m a big fan of vanilla ice cream. Basically, vanilla and coffee ice creams are everything to me. The thing about vanilla is you can gussy it up in the best way ever, but my go-to is rainbow sprinkles. I do not hate on your for the sprinkles. They are vital.
I’m with Eddie and Erica –cookies & cream or peanut butter cup blizzards are best with chocolate ice cream! My husband, though, thinks it’s sacrilegious…
Oh the memory overload! The Jersey shore (we were more Point Pleasant, but Wildwood in high school). And Mr. Misty was my go-to when not in the mood for dipped butterscotch cone. I can almost feel the sunburn…. My family will love this ice cream… Why did I not know about no churn ice cream until a couple of months ago?
Here I am sweating my butt off, daydreaming about the thoughts of how wonderful it would be if I could just wriggle my nose and one (or two) of these would magically appear. Drats! Why wasn’t I blessed with Genie powers?
As far as being the Vanilla bean brat. . .let’s thumb wrestle for that title, shall we? :-)
YUM! I’m usually an Oreo Blizzard, my husband is a Pecan Cluster Blizzard. We just had the new Jurassic Park Blizzard and I might be in love… so this recipe will be a nice make at home version…
Who does chocolate ice cream in their Blizzard? Weird! :)
Oh. My. God. Jessica. I can’t deal. I can’t even deal.
That vanilla ice cream… those vanilla bean specks…. cookie dough?!?!
I really, really need this in my life right now. <3
Dang! There goes my plan for healthy eating.. Making this now and so gonna shove it in my face tomorrow!
I am one of those weirdos..one of those weirdos who orders her blizzard with chocolate ice cream! I invented the chocolate extreme blizzard made with chocolate ice cream, add M&MS. TOTAL CHOCOHOLIC!
I am drooling so much right now. Wow. No words. This looks amazing I want it in my face ASAP! Love no churn ice cream recipes :)
Went straight to the store for ingredients and it’s already in the freezer. Ice cream for breakfast! My 6-yr-old and I were licking the bowl after pouring the ice cream out. It’s heavenly and I may just wake up at 2am to try a bite.
Seriously drooling. i LOVE vanilla bean paste, too. Very hungry right now.
Riding bikes on the boardwalk in Wildwood is so nostalgic! We would do that every year when we went down the shore and I loved it. No ice cream afterwards, though. I might see a new tradition in my family’s future…
oooooo yum !!! Total awesomeness to the next degree !!!!
That pic with the ice cream scoop on top is out of my dreams!! :-) love this these ice cream recipes these days are no churn!!!
My husband takes it a step further and gets his blizzards with choc/vanilla swirl ice cream! I am a vanilla girl all the way.
Holy. Hell. This is everything I need in my life.
I had a moment at DQ when I was informed their chocolate soft serve wasn’t working. What!?! Why?!? I love chocolate. Chocolate everything…so yes, my blizzard almost always has a chocolate ice cream base. (I also worked at DQ when in high school, so I’m very particular since I know the techniques and best combos.) But that says more about my ice cream tastes in general. Buzzfeed had a quiz for naming the Ben and Jerry’s flavor just looking at the top of an opened container. I got 50% correct — all of the chocolate and none of the non-chocolate based flavors. I’m team Eddie on this one. Your recipe looks delicious, but I will have to substitute chocolate. Vanilla just can’t compete, no matter how amazing you make it look.