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Ben & Jerry’s has revealed its famous cookie dough recipe - here’s how to make it at home

Ice cream giants Ben and Jerry's have shared the recipe for the cookie dough chunks found in one of their popular tubs.

Published: July 16, 2020
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Sometimes a sweet treat can provide the perfect pick-me-up, and - if you’ve got a sweet tooth - few things are more indulgent than a bowl full of cookie dough.

Now ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has revealed its iconic secret recipe so you can make the company’s cookie dough at home.

Is raw cookie dough safe to eat?

While the brand is famed for its array of delicious flavours - which include the likes of baked Alaska, peanut butter cup, blondie brownie and chocolate fudge brownie - none are quite as popular as its iconic cookie dough.

But now Ben & Jerry’s has lifted the lid on the recipe to allow fans to get creative in their kitchens at home.

The easiest way to heat treat your flour is to microwave it until it reaches a temperature of 165F (around 74C) throughout. Use an instant-read thermometer to check that it is hot enough and then stir it into the cookie dough.

Alternatively, you can spread the flour out onto a baking sheet and bake it in a preheated oven at 300F (around 150C) in two minute intervals. Check the temperature after each interval until it reaches 165F throughout.

What ingredients do I need?

To make the dough, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 250g brown sugar
  • 250g flour
  • 125g chocolate chips
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp double cream1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt

How do I make it?

The recipe takes around 15 minutes to make using the following method:

The cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, or will keep in the freezer for up to six months.

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