The Epic History of Cookie Dough




We’re not quite sure what it is about Cookie Dough that makes it so magical. Those soft, gooey gobs of cookie dough sit in a sea of creamy vanilla ice cream that’s plenty euphoric in its own right, but simple enough to let the cookie dough shine. (After all, we know who the real rock star is here.)

But putting cookie dough in ice cream hasn’t always been a thing. In fact — brag alert! — we kind of started the whole cookie dough ice cream thing. Here’s how this epic flavour rose to power in the ice cream world:

  • 1984

    At our very first Scoop Shop in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, an anonymous fan suggested that we mix chunks  of cookie dough into our Vanilla ice cream. We gave it a try, and people seemed to like it. (Like, a lot.)

  • 1991

    Fans in our Scoop Shops liked Cookie Dough so much, we packed it into tubs and brought it to grocery store shelves.

  • 1994

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough goes international! We brought it first to fans in the UK who really fancied it.

  • 2015

    Fans did an experiment and found that our Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream has more cookie dough than other brands. #Win

  • 2016

    Why stop with ice cream? We joined forces with New Belgium Brewing to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale. 

  • 2017

    When we launched Slices, it’s no surprise that Cookie Dough was one of the first flavors we created.

  • 2019

    Cookie Dough went vegan! This tub has all the cookie dough love, all without a lick of dairy. (But don't worry, the classic dairy version isn't going anywhere.)

  • Today

    It’s a fan fave! Fans around the world scoop up more tubs of Cookie Dough ice creamthan any other flavour!