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vegan cookie dough blizzard with cookie dough pieces

Vegan Homemade Cookie Dough Blizzard (Gluten Free!)

  • Author: Britt Berlin
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cooling Time: 240
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Ice cream maker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This super easy vegan homemade blizzard tastes just like the classic Dairy Queen version! You’ll never know that it’s dairy free, vegan, and easily gluten free as well. Stuffed and loaded with cookie dough pieces in every bite, this homemade cookie dough blizzard even passes the flip test!


  • 1 13.5-ounce can Heavy Coconut Cream (I used Let’s Do Organic heavy coconut cream)
  • 1/3 cup organic granulated sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla paste or vanilla powder
  • 2 batches edible vegan gluten free cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup additional vegan chocolate chips


  1. Prep: I recommend using an ice cream machine. However, we also provide an option for making this with just a blender (though the best results will be with an ice cream machine!). Please read through all instructions before beginning.  If you’re using an ice cream machine, make sure that your ice cream container has been chilled overnight.
  2. Make the ice cream custard first: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the coconut cream, sugar, arrowroot starch, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean paste. Then bring the mixture to a boil on medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, and continue to whisk until the mixture just begins to thicken. Once thickening, remove from heat. Allow the coconut custard to cool entirely before using in your ice cream machine. This will take a minimum of 4 hours in the fridge.
  3. Churn the ice cream: Once your ice cream is cool, you can begin to churn the ice cream. Pour your custard into your ice cream machine per the instructions of the maker. Churn the ice cream according to the maker’s instructions. We recommend at least 30 minutes until it really begins to thicken. See notes for an alternative option using a blender.
  4. Make the cookie dough: While the ice cream is churning, make the edible cookie dough according to instructions (you may swap in all purpose flour if you are not gluten free).
  5. Mix: Once the ice cream has thickened, scoop the cookie dough into teaspoon-sized globs, and stir into the churned ice cream, along with the chocolate chips.
  6. Serve: Spoon the cookie dough blizzard into serving glasses, and top with additional cookie dough pieces. Serve and enjoy immediately!


Ice Cream Maker alternative: Instead of using an ice cream machine, you can make the custard, then pour the custard into a glass baking dish. Freeze until hardened, about 4-6 hours in the freezer. Once frozen, scoop the ice cream into a high-speed blender, and blend WITHOUT any additional liquids. Once blended and creamy, stir in the cookie dough pieces along with the chocolate chips.

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