Have I mentioned before that I am I still friends with my high school buddies? And have I mentioned that they are awesome? Like when they go out of town they bring me back gifts kind of awesome. They recently went out of town for a 5k and brought me back a jar of cookie butter and cocoa swirl spread [affiliate link]. [I think I got the better end of the deal.] Have I mentioned before that my friends kind of spoil me? They do. So I spoil them right back and make things like this chocolate cookie butter ice cream. Because that’s what friends are for, right?
My high school friends and I have been hanging out for over 10 years. [We had our 10 year high school reunion last May.] Crazy to think that that much time has passed! We played softball together, had classes together, went to college together. We have been through a lot together in the past 10 plus years. Now we all married and have kids and still hang out.
The first time I tried the original cookie butter was on a road trip with my friends. [They have names by the way, I don’t call them “friends” to their faces. Ok maybe I do.] We stopped in to a Trader Joe’s and I bee-lined for the cookie butter section. [We don’t have Trader Joe’s down here. Or Ikeas. Don’t even get me started.] I grabbed a jar of each and a few other things that I had to have. [Hello pistachio bark!]
I opened a jar up in the car and swiped a finger full of the cookie butter. One bite and I was hooked! I had to put the jar on the other side of the car so I wouldn’t eat the whole dang thing. It’s that good. So when I was gifted a jar of the cookie and cocoa swirl, I was in heaven! [Cookie butter heaven!] After much thought and many fingers/spoons in the jar, I decided to whip up an ice cream. And it was good. SO good! Like, I may need another jar kind of good. But that’s what good friends are for, right? Trader Joe’s road trips!
- 1 1/2 cup half n half
- 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cookie butter and cocoa spread
- Combine all the ingredients, expect the spread, in a bowl and mix well.
- Pour into an ice cream maker and church for 30 minutes.
- Melt the cookie butter spread in the microwave.
- Slowly add it to the ice cream maker and let it churn for about 10 more minutes.
- Remove from ice cream maker and enjoy!
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