Cookie Dough Lovers Ice Cream Pie.

A creamy ice cream pie loaded with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough and mini chocolate chips. 

A creamy ice cream pie loaded with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough and mini chocolate chips. I went heavy on the cookie dough, of course!

I certainly hope you like chocolate chip cookie dough. And cookie dough ice cream.

Because there is a whole lotta cookie dough happenin’ today!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls - to put in ice cream!

You know when you’re eating chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and it’s really just vanilla ice cream with 2 chunks of cookie dough?  What a let down! Where is all the cookie dough?!

Well I decided to change all that today. Cookie dough lovers, meet your new best friend.  She’s melty, chocolate-y, creamy, and oh-so-doughy!  Each bite is full of cookie dough – 2-3 cookie dough chunks per bite!  Yep, I counted. This ice cream pie is to die for!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie. Creamy, cool, and no baking! Loaded with EXTRA homemade cookie dough!

The first (and most important!) step is to make all those gorgeous little cookie dough balls.  The cookie dough is egg-free and completely safe to eat.  Mix the dough up with your mixer and roll into a TON of balls.  It will feel like you’ve been rolling for hours and that there are a million little balls, but it actually only takes about 15 minutes.  If you have 15 minutes to get lost on Pinterest, you have 15 minutes to make these cookie dough balls.

Trust me, you want every last cookie dough ball you can get!

The cookie dough balls are tiny.  About 1/2 – 3/4 inch in diameter. Teeny tiny little guys!

Homemade safe-to-eat cookie dough balls for my Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie!

Freeze the little balls as you prepare the crust and ice cream filling. The crust, by the way, is made from Oreos. Crushed Oreos and melted butter.  Does it really get any better than that? You know it has to be good!

The ice cream filling is made from only two easy ingredients. Vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt) and Cool Whip.  Don’t like Cool Whip or can’t get ahold of it?  Just use more ice cream.  The Cool Whip makes the cake extra creamy; don’t leave it out unless you must.

Add the cookie dough balls to the creamy filling and pour into the crust. Freeze for 4-6 hours, or overnight. Waiting that long is torture, trust me!

A creamy ice cream pie loaded with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough and mini chocolate chips. I went heavy on the cookie dough, of course!

It’s the best ice cream pie/cake I’ve ever had. And trust me, I’ve tried plenty of ice cream cakes. Don’t you just want to dig right into all that cookie dough-ness? Unbelievable!

This is such a simple frozen dessert to prepare this summer!  This ice cream pie was my practice because I plan to make another one when Kevin and I are in Deep Creek Lake next week! The exact spot where he proposed 6 short months ago. :)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie. Creamy, cool, and no baking! Loaded with EXTRA homemade cookie dough!

Stop what you are doing right now and start making some cookie dough madness!

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Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie

Yield: Serves 12

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An easy to make, super creamy ice cream pie loaded with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough and mini chocolate chips.


Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar (or dark brown)
  • 1/4 cup (50g)  granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (160g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (180g) mini chocolate chips (divided)

Oreo Cookie Crust

  • 2 cups crushed Oreo crumbs (about 18 Oreos, Double Stuf or regular)
  • 5 Tablespoons (75g) unsalted butter, melted


  • 1 8-ounce container frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened (or frozen yogurt)


Make the cookie dough first: In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and creamy. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Turn the mixer off and add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed at first, then turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix until combined. The dough will be thick and crumbly, just keep mixing until it comes together. Mix in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Roll the cookie dough into tiny balls, about 1/2 - 3/4 inch in diameter. Place on the cookie sheet and freeze as you prepare the crust and filling.

Make the crust: Combine the crushed cookies and melted butter. Press mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a nonstick 8-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Make the filling: In a large bowl, mix the Cool Whip and ice cream together until smooth and creamy. Remove the cookie dough balls from the freezer and add 3/4 of them to the ice cream filling. Stir until combined and pour into prepared Oreo crust. Top with the remaining cookie dough balls and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Freeze for 4-6 hours. Remove from the freezer, slice, and serve.

Keep chilled in the freezer up until you serve the pie.

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This will absolutely be your new favorite way to eat cookie dough.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie. Creamy, cool, and no baking! Loaded with EXTRA homemade cookie dough!





169 Responses to “Cookie Dough Lovers Ice Cream Pie.”

  1. #
    cassieposted July 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Fun, fun recipe, Sally! I love all of that cookie dough in there.


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    Meaganposted July 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Oh. Me. Goodness. I just fell down – could you please help me up with a piece of this pie? I love all the little sweet balls of dough riddled throughout, and I love how thick it looks like you made the crust (I’m a big, big fan of thick crusts on ice cream pies like this). I love everything about this pie, basically. The End.


    • Sallyreplied on July 29th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Yes! The crust is super thick. It’s sort of the best part. But not really, the cookie dough is! I love thick crusts too Meagan!


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    Cate @ Chez CateyLouposted July 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Those cookie dough balls are seriously the cutest things I have ever seen!! You are so right, it is SUCH a letdown when cookie dough ice cream only has a few measly hunks of dough! This cake is like a dream come true!


    • Sallyreplied on July 29th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks Cate! You should try it sometime. :)


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    Julianne @ Beyond Frostingposted July 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    This sounds like the best pie ver! I love cookie dough!


  5. #
    Shainaposted July 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Cookie dough is seriously dangerous…I don’t know if there is anything better that good cookie dough. This sounds amazing!


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    Amyposted July 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Oh my, Sally! I’ve been addicted to cookie dough bites the past few weeks — I’ve made 3 different kinds! — and your ice cream pie is such a brilliant way to use them! (And the perfect excuse to make more…)

    Have a great time at Deep Creek Lake!! That’s so sweet that you’re going back. I’m sure there are lots of precious memories you’ll revisit while you’re there! :)


    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      LOVE cookie dough bites! And thanks Amy – I am so excited to go back there next week. :)


      • Amyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

        I hope you can unplug and relax while you’re there, Sally. You definitely deserve a break!!

  7. #
    Heather @ French Pressposted July 30, 2013 at 12:20 am

    my daughter is a cookie dough junkie…she is going to LOVE this pis Sally


  8. #
    Gloria // Simply Gloriaposted July 30, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Love how you made all of this into a pie…totally creative! That’s just how you roll… (=


  9. #
    Deborahposted July 30, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I am seriously dying over this, Sally! I want a slice (or two!)


  10. #
    Miss Messyposted July 30, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Yum this looks good :) I would love some of this right now!


  11. #
    lisaposted July 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

    OMG!!! I was just eating some cookie dough ice cream last night and I was like, Where is all the cookie dough??!!! This looks absolutely amazing, I am so making this for the next occasion…Tuesday is a good occasion, don’t ya think! 😉 Thanks Sally for all your great recipes, awesome descriptions and beautiful amazing pictures. You are a great inspiration to me! Please don’t stop!! :)


    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Yes – Tuesday sounds like a great occasion. :) Enjoy Lisa!


  12. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted July 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Love all of the cookie dough stuffed into this ice cream pie! The more the better!


  13. #
    Tina @ Tina's Chic Cornerposted July 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

    The more cookie dough the better! This looks fabulous, Sally. :)


  14. #
    Alexis @ Hummusapienposted July 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Wait—those little balls of cookie dough are the cutest thing ever! I would surely eat like a hundred before they made their way into this lovely pie. Mmmmmm.


  15. #
    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugarposted July 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Looks awesome Sally! I have a similar recipe and it’s so yummy!! Love all that cookie dough! :)


  16. #
    Sineadposted July 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    This is probably one of my favourite recipes that you’ve ever posted! I love cookie dough so much and I’m really pleased to see that this recipe doesn’t contain eggs. I can’t wait to try it out :-)


    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Favorite recipes on my blog? Wow, thanks so much Sinead!


  17. #
    Leahposted July 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    This pie looks so delicious- I love all the tiny balls of cookie dough! Just wondering, do you think that I could use homemade sweetened whipped cream instead of the cool whip, or do you think that it wouldn’t be stable enough? I know you said that you could leave it out, but I imagine that the texture would be much better with it!


    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Leah – no, that wouldn’t be stable enough. Try using about 1 more cup of ice cream instead.


      • Leahreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

        Thanks for the response! I thought you might say that. Either way, I have to try this!

  18. #
    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted July 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Sally…WOW, just wow. Ice cream cake is my favorite, cookie dough is my favorite and oreo crust is my favorite! In so much love!! Not to mention all of those big hunks of cookie dough!! Ugghhh, can’t.stop.drooling.


  19. #
    Alexis @ deliciousfoodideas.netposted July 31, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Best. Dessert. Ever. Amazing work Sally!


    • Sallyreplied on July 31st, 2013 at 7:35 am

      Thanks so much Alexis!


  20. #
    Annie @ Annie's Nomsposted July 31, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Wooahhhhh!! This is like pure heaven for me. I absolutely adore cookie dough and ice cream and cookie dough ice cream…. anything with the word “cookie” in!


  21. #
    Renee @ Awesome on $20posted August 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    You’re killin’ me with this! How did you manage to make all those cookie dough balls without eating all of them before they got into the pie? This is amazing!


    • Sallyreplied on August 1st, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      A LOT of self control, that’s what!


  22. #
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted August 1, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Playing blog catch-up here tonight. :) I love this pie! I made a cookie dough ice cream pie a couple months ago, but it didn’t occur to me to put my own cookie dough in the filling – love that you did that, because you’re so right about cookie dough ice cream. Sparse cookie dough chunks = no good. Sounds like a great dessert to enjoy at the lake next week!


    • Sallyreplied on August 2nd, 2013 at 8:26 am

      The more cookie dough, the better!! Thanks so much Liz, I can’t wait to go to the lake. Hope you are enjoying summer!


  23. #
    Emily @ Life on Foodposted August 2, 2013 at 6:15 am

    This looks amazing. Don’t know if I could handle making it though with all of those little cookie dough balls around me. I would be so tempted to eat them all.


    • Sallyreplied on August 2nd, 2013 at 8:19 am

      I am surprised I didn’t eat them all!


  24. #
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queenposted August 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Such a gorgeous pie! Oreo cookie crust and cookie dough? Doesn’t get much better. I’ve actually been eating a lot of cookie dough ice cream lately but since it never seems to have enough cookie dough I grab some frozen dough to eat with each bite! This pie doesn’t look like it lacks cookie dough though :)


  25. #
    Nutmeg Nannyposted August 4, 2013 at 11:34 am

    How indulgent, I absolutely love it! Packed with goodness :)


  26. #
    Meganposted August 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I just made this cookie dough ice cream pie for my friends last weekend…I’ve never seen a pie be devoured so quickly! They thought I was the queen…of course I said, “Don’t look at me, this is all Sally!”


    • Sallyreplied on August 6th, 2013 at 10:21 am

      hahaha! Well I am SO glad it was such a big hit. This is the best cookie dough dessert ever, definitely a favorite :) Thanks Megan!


  27. #
    Melissaposted September 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Sally,
    I love this recipe! I made it ‘just because’ a few weeks ago and my husband, two stepsons and I couldn’t get enough! I am planning on making it again for my stepson’s birthday next weekened but turning it into an ice cream cake rather than a pie and making the oreo cookie crust just a fudgey-cookie crumble as a layer inside the cake. Soo, I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what to use as frosting for this? I’ve searched online and have read that a lot of people just use vanilla ice cream mixed with cool whip as the entire cake frosting and then using a traditional frosting to pipe on the decorations.

    Let me know if you can!
    Thanks so much!


    • Sallyreplied on September 4th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Melissa! So happy you enjoyed this! For your cake next weekend – I suggest using buttercream to pipe some decorations on top, rather than frosting the entire cake. Here is my favorite vanilla buttercream recipe:


      • Melissareplied on September 4th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

        Thanks Sally! I will definitely try it!

  28. #
    Snehaposted December 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Hi Sally,

    In India we don’t get cool whip that ur recipe states….instead I have double cream which can be whipped. Please help as I want to make it for my anniversary tomorrow.

    Thanks in advance


    • Sallyreplied on December 7th, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Hi Sneha – you may certainly use homemade whipped cream. I’d say about 2 cups cream, whipped. Make sure you beat it until it forms soft peaks.


  29. #
    Megposted January 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    This was my first time ever making any recipe involving ice cream.
    I probably almost broke a few knifes trying to cut it because I am very impatient when I want my chocolate I want it NOW. Ever fork full of this was a glorious combination of chocolate chips, cookie dough and creamy ice cream. It was HUGE too! I’m surprised it didn’t break a shelf in my freezer.


    • Sallyreplied on January 2nd, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Yes, this cake certainly is large. I hope you loved it Meg!


  30. #
    Catherineposted March 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Why not make this into a cup-pie? That would be AMAZING!


    • Sallyreplied on March 4th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Love that idea!


      • Catherinereplied on March 5th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

        Thanks Sally! You could also use a kind of chocolate shell that would act as the wrapper. Maybe dark chocolate?

  31. #
    Janeposted March 10, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I was just wondering if i make it with a 9 inch pan instead of an 8 inch pan, will it make a difference??? Will i need to change the recipe some how or what? Thank you, this recipe is looks great!!!


    • Sallyreplied on March 10th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      No changes needed – 8 or 9 inch pan is just fine. Enjoy!


      • Janereplied on March 10th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

        thank you so much, i am so excited to make this pie, you are awesome.

  32. #
    Afifahposted March 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    So you didn’t bake the cookie dough? Can i bake it instead of freeze it only?


    • Sallyreplied on March 19th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      This cookie dough is not want to be baked and it would not make very good cookies.


      • Afifahreplied on March 19th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

        Super melty dough i guess?! Can’t wait to make one batch of this. Unfortunately i’m still at the office now (i’m in Indonesia). No choc chips at home, is it ok if it substitute with choc chunk?

  33. #
    Juliaposted March 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    This looks amazing! I am wondering if a springform pan is absolutely necessary? I want to make this tomorrow for my boyfriend’s birthday, but I only have normal 8 inch cake pans…
    Either way, thanks for the amazing recipe!


    • Sallyreplied on March 19th, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      It will be nearly impossible to cut the cake with the sides of the pan in the way, so that’s why a springform pan is required. Perhaps you can make this cookie cake instead:


      • Juliareplied on March 20th, 2014 at 12:33 am

        Oooh that could be a good alternative! Thanks Sally!

  34. #
    Allieposted March 29, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Cookie dough anything is great! Want to make this as soon as the weather gets warmer! Question, how would you store this in the freezer (and for how long) since this will not all get eaten in one sitting?


    • Sallyreplied on March 30th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Hey Allie! I make this ice cream pie a lot in the summer – we usually just put the pan back in the freezer with leftover slices for a couple days as we finish it off.


  35. #
    Andreaposted May 16, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Hey sally I’m making this for my family for long weekend… I was wondering if you think I could use chocolate syrup instead of butter in the crust Part, kind of like dairy queens center of their cake?


    • Sallyreplied on May 17th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      You want the crust to stick together, so I do not suggest leaving the butter out. Try drizzling the crust with chocolate syrup, if you’d like, then topping with the cake filling.


  36. #
    Nicole, Zarayna, and Mobinaposted June 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Hey Sally,
    We just made the ice cream pie and it was amazing!
    We used just vanilla ice cream because we didn’t have cool whip, and we whipped the ice cream in our stand mixer which made it like soft serve ice cream. It had so much cookie dough- which we loved! Thanks so much for the recipe, we love your blog.


  37. #
    Maryposted June 28, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Hi Sally – I don’t have a springform pan. Is there a substitution?


    • Sallyreplied on June 28th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      I find it nearly impossible to cut this ice cream cake out of any other cake pans, unfortunately.


  38. #
    Åsa Johanssonposted July 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    OMG Perfekt for the next time with the girls. they’re going to be so impressed Thanks


  39. #
    Keri Bposted July 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Hey Sally,

    This looks fantastic! Can you freeze this overnight before you serve it? I have a family get together Sunday nightbut I will not have time to make it on sunday. Would it last if I made it Saturday night?

    Thank you and I love your reciples! This will be the 12th one I have made and I have loved them all!


    • Sallyreplied on July 11th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Yep. Overnight freezing is just fine. So happy you are enjoying my recipes!


  40. #
    Maryposted July 27, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    can I use regular chocolate chips instead of the mini?


    • Sallyreplied on July 28th, 2014 at 5:50 am

      Definitely. I use mini because it’s easier to cram more in the cookie dough compared to the larger size.


  41. #
    Chantelleposted August 5, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Hey Sally, do you have the measurements in grams please?


    • Sallyreplied on August 5th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Chantelle. I just added them for you.


  42. #
    Inesposted August 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    This totally ruined cookie dough ice cream for me. 😀 Jokes aside, this is fabulous!! It was hard work without an electric mixer but totally worth it.
    This is the second of your recipes that I’ve tried and both were so good and so hard to mix by hand that I’m seriously toying with the idea of getting an electric mixer (I wonder why, though, I’ve been baking without one for years).


  43. #
    M.Lposted October 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Sally Sally Sally!!!
    this is my first time trying any of your recipes and i was so nervous because cookie dough isn’t popular over here
    i made this at a family gathering last weekend and they ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!! it was delicious, light and simply divine.
    everyone from all ages loved it 😀

    thank you for the wonderful recipe. so looking forward to trying out your different desserts :)


    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you for the excitement over this cookie dough pie, M.L.! I loved reading it.


  44. #
    Sabiposted November 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Okay, Sally right now I am way to tempted to make a batch of cookie dough without chocolate chips (we don’t have any). How do you think this ice cream pie would turn out with other flavors, cause now I’m wondering if I can make a chocolate one.


  45. #
    Niamomiposted November 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    What can i substitute cool whip for in this recipe? Is there even a substitution for it or do i have to use cool whip? thank you


  46. #
    Maryposted July 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I’m sure you won’t approve this message, but that will only show what your interests truly are (you and your blog, not your readers – though I hope you prove me wrong). Raw flour has been found to carry salmonella and e. coli. Just because this mixture doesn’t contain raw eggs does NOT mean it is safe. But I bet 5 bucks that you’ll delete this message without approval before you’ll take responsibility and show your readers you care about anything other than views and revenue.


    • Reneereplied on July 28th, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      I can’t believe my eyes reading this. Do you even know this girl to speak to her so rudely? You could’ve shared your opinion in a respectable way. 


  47. #
    Sarahposted December 19, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Hi sally

    Would whipped topping from a spray can work here? Or the homemade whipped cream? Saw two different answers in the comments so wanted to be sure! Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on December 20th, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Personally? I suggest homemade whipped cream, not the spray can stuff.


  48. #
    Cakespyposted January 21, 2016 at 7:30 am

    I don’t care that it’s the dead of winter, I want to eat this thing now. 


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