Ben & Jerry's share Edible Cookie Dough Recipe so you can make it at home

Create a sweet snack or sprinkle them on your ice cream

Sarah Young
Tuesday 21 July 2020 11:21
Ben & Jerry's shares cookie dough recipe so you can make it at home

Ben & Jerry’s has delighted fans by sharing the secret recipe for its iconic Edible Cookie Dough.

Over the past few months, some of the most beloved food companies have been revealing their coveted recipes during lockdown, from Ikea’s Swedish Meatballs to Wagamama’s Katsu Curry.

Now, the godfathers of ice cream are helping to satisfy your sweet tooth by sharing the same recipe used to create the frozen cookie dough balls found in Ben & Jerry’s popular ice creams.

The recipe itself is fairly simple and contains just seven ingredients, including unsalted butter, brown sugar and chocolate chips.

If followed correctly, the recipe should provide enough for 2 cups of cookie dough, which can be rolled into balls to create a sweet snack, sprinkle on your ice cream or decorate cupcakes.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make your very own batch of Ben & Jerry's famous Edible Cookie Dough.

Ben & Jerry's Edible Cookie Dough: Makes 2 cups


  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. First, heat treat the flour to ensure it is safe to eat. (Do not skip this step, untreated flour can contain contaminants and is not safe to eat.) Place the flour in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure that the flour reaches 165F (73C) throughout. Alternatively, you can heat the flour in a conventional oven. Spread the flour out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake it in a preheated oven at 300F (148C) in 2-minute intervals, checking the temperature after each interval until it reaches 165F (73C) throughout.
  2. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla, cream, and salt. Mix to combine. Then add the heat-treated flour and mix to incorporate.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Ben & Jerry’s is not the only brand to have shared the secret recipe for one of its most-loved sweet treats.

Earlier this month, Pret a Manger revealed the recipe for its Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies. You can find out how to make them here.

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