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.
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 edible raw cookie dough bites are made without egg, making it safe to eat without having to cook it in the oven. The trick to the snackable treat is to make an eggless dough and to heat treat the flour before you eat it, thereby removing contaminants like Salmonella and E. coli.
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.
To make the dough, you will need the following ingredients:
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.