Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

There’s just no fighting those superhero-strength new germs at the beginning of a school year. 4 days into the start of school, and my little one has already come down with strep throat. The doctor sent us home with medicine and ordered two days at home resting, as well as cold, soothing things to eat. While waiting for the prescription to be filled, my little one picked out blue jello, chocolate pudding and Shrek Push-Pops. He wanted the forever evil and addicting PopTarts, but I explained that PopTarts didn’t exactly fall into the “cold and soothing” category. Ice cream, however, did fall into that Dr.-Prescribed category, and so I set out to prepare some of the homemade stuff for my sick little guy. (As if that other junk I bought him wasn’t enough, right?)

Luckily I had stored my ice cream maker tub in the freezer, so it was ready to go. I frantically browsed recipes that weren’t custard-based as I didn’t want my little darling to have to wait. He needed a healing dose of homemade ice cream, and he needed it today. Darn those lower-end ice cream makers… they work great but you do have to plan ahead to chill the ingredients and freeze the bowl!

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream was my choice. I was able to throw together a few ingredients that are already chilled, and 30 short minutes later we were in super rich and excessively indulgent Ice Cream Heaven.

Did it really taste like Snickerdoodles? Not really. But it did have similar flavors… a cinnamony, nutmeggy sort of ice cream. I had a couple of ideas for how to make it even better. How about chunks of Snickerdoodle Cookies mixed within (a la Cookies and Cream)? Or how about slapping some of this stuff in between two Snickerdoodle cookies and then edging it in cinnamon chips. Oh yeah. That would be a little over the top, but that’s what a good dessert is all about, right?


Little guy is already on the mend… and I have to think that this Snickerdoodle Ice Cream helped. (As well as snuggling with Mommy watching endless cartoons).

This recipe can be found here:  Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

HERE’S my favorite Snickerdoodles recipe.
And you might also enjoy THIS RECIPE for Superdoodles.

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38 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Ice Cream”

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    Clumbsy Cookie — August 29, 2008 @ 9:42 AM

    Oh I’m so sick as well, cof cof cof… Oh my throat! Oh I need that ice-cream so badly! Your idea of using it as a filling for snickerdoodle ice-cream sandwiches is great! Hope the little guy get’s better soon!

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    StickyGooeyCreamyChewy — August 29, 2008 @ 12:19 PM

    Oh boy, I have a sore throat too. Can I have some? I adore snickerdoodles! What a great idea for an ice cream flavor! I vote for the snickerdoodle sandwiches. :)

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    Patsyk — August 29, 2008 @ 12:33 PM

    I’m sure the ice cream and snuggle time with mom helped him get on the mend faster. That ice cream sounds yummy… send some my way, PLEASE!

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    Manggy — August 29, 2008 @ 12:39 PM

    Aww, you’re such a wonderful mom! I hope kiddo recovers quickly and soon. I’ve never had a snickerdoodle before (… sigh) but that is one FAST recipe for ice cream! Lovely!

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    alexandra's kitchen — August 29, 2008 @ 1:26 PM

    poor thing. ice cream will do the trick. What a mom!

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    Sharon — August 29, 2008 @ 2:38 PM

    You’re such a sweet mom! I would get sick just to have a scoop of your ice cream :) Hope he feels better soon!

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    Teresa Cordero Cordell — August 29, 2008 @ 4:11 PM

    Hello recipe girl. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hear you. Been there done that when my kids were little. You are so loving to do this for your little one. Strep throat is no fun! My college going daughter got it in her freshman year and she was so miserable. Couldn’t make ice cream though, she was going to school in another town. Thanks for the great recipe…Snickerdoodle, love it.

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    PaniniKathy — August 29, 2008 @ 6:40 PM

    “Luckily I had stored my ice cream maker tub in the freezer” – ahh, you just reminded me I need to do that! For just such an occasion as you encountered – when you need homemade ice cream NOW. Your kids are so lucky to have a prepared mommy like you :-)

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    Mike of Mike's Table — August 29, 2008 @ 8:09 PM

    Hope the little one’s feeling better. The ice cream sounds like a great way to cheer anyone up, and getting it from scratch to bowl so quickly is no small feat!

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    Katrina — August 29, 2008 @ 8:20 PM

    Week two of school here and my 1st grader came home yesterday with a fever and the barfs! Gotta love school!
    My husband’s favorite cookie just might be Snickerdoodles. The ice cream looks so yummy!
    Hope your kid is better soon. Mine is actually feeling pretty good today, but it hasn’t been 24 hours of no fever. I’m just hoping the other three boys don’t get it!

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    Any Little Reason — August 29, 2008 @ 9:08 PM

    You just made my Friday – I finally wrestled my mom’s ice cream maker away from her (the one she’s had since I was a kid) and I was trying to decide what flavor would be my test run. I think this wins!

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    Kristen — August 29, 2008 @ 9:35 PM

    This is brilliant! I like how soft it is… my kind of ice cream ;)
    Hope your babe gets better soon!

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    Adam — August 29, 2008 @ 9:36 PM

    Haha I think we’re all coming down with something over here :) I think pieces of snickerdoodles would be amazing. It’s like chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, but maybe better :)

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    Amanda — August 29, 2008 @ 10:15 PM

    Oh this looks amazing! I’m sorry I missed you for my top recipe blog list but hopefully a part two will be coming soon! ;)

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    Michele — August 30, 2008 @ 12:22 AM

    Thanks so much for stopping by my site! :-) Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie.
    Ice Cream always makes you feel a little better…I’m sure that the combination of snuggle time, ice cream and cartoons were just what the doctor ordered. Hope that your little one feels better very soon.

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    Nicole — August 30, 2008 @ 12:35 AM

    How do you like your ice cream maker? I haven’t ever made ice cream, simply for the lack of the appliance. But yours looks soooo good!

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    Barbara Bakes — August 30, 2008 @ 12:56 AM

    Oh – it’s been a long time since I’ve had a snickerdoodle. Yum!

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    Laura — August 30, 2008 @ 2:02 AM

    Ah strep throat… the bane of my childhood and yet I look back on those days fondly since of course these days it is always a virus, which you just have to wait out. Sorry he got sick so fast, though, what a crummy way to start the school year!

    The ice cream looks wonderful. I would serve it with crumbled snickerdoodles on top for sure!

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    Maggie — August 30, 2008 @ 2:49 AM

    Strep throat is such a miserable sickness. I hope he’s feeling better. My son loves snickerdoodle cookies. I have to make this for him. I love the idea of having cookie pieces in it.

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    nicole — August 30, 2008 @ 2:50 AM

    Yum, ICE CREAM! Cookie pieces would have probably been really good in the ice cream and probably would have made it taste more like Snickerdoodle’s. Well I hope your son gets better soon.
    http://www.testkitchenrecipes.blogspot.com

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    Lisa — August 30, 2008 @ 4:05 AM

    Oh no! I am going to have to make more ice cream.

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    hot garlic — August 30, 2008 @ 4:05 AM

    I’m officially drooling!

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    Pam — August 30, 2008 @ 5:25 AM

    You are killing me. Not only do I LOVE snickerdoodles but I also LOVE ice cream. I have to make this.

    Hope your little one feels better soon.

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    Emiline — August 30, 2008 @ 9:21 AM

    I love the idea of adding little cookie bits to it! Maybe next time, if you have some snickerdoodles laying around.

    It looks wonderful!

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    Grace — August 30, 2008 @ 9:36 AM

    i’m weeping tears of joy for this creation. frankly, it’s enough to make me run out and buy an ice cream maker immediately. nicely done. cinnamon rules. :)

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    VeggieGirl — August 30, 2008 @ 12:30 PM

    Oh yes, germs are abound in schools – ick! I hate it when kids come to school sick (it gets worse in college)! But thank goodness that you came to the rescue with comforting treats!! Hooray!!

    And no worries about the ice cream NOT tasting 100% like Snickerdoodles – it still sounds absolutely MARVELOUS to me!! :0)

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    Ari (Baking and Books) — August 30, 2008 @ 3:19 PM

    Poor little guy! I haven’t had strep throat in ages (knock on wood) but I remember how painful it can be. I hope he feels better soon and what an awesome mom you are to make a yummy batch of snickerdoodle ice cream for him!

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    diva — August 30, 2008 @ 3:19 PM

    it’s been a while since i visited your blog! apologies!
    this looks great. snickerdoodles in an ice cream is genius. reckon i’ll crush some snickerdoodles first and then add that to this ice cream? :D x

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    Apples and Butter — August 30, 2008 @ 3:19 PM

    Wow. I love a good Snickerdoodle, but have to admit, have never thought about taking those flavors and throwing them into an ice cream. Thanks for sharing!

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    CookiePie — August 30, 2008 @ 5:20 PM

    Oh no! Hope the little guy gets better quick — I’m sure he will, with all the yummy treats and mommy-love he’s getting :)

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    Dawn — August 30, 2008 @ 5:59 PM

    Yes, the ice cream is way better than that food dye/sugar filled/ chemical filled other stuff.
    Plus ice cream has the calcium that kids need.
    Such a good Mom, wow. Strep throat so early does kind of stink.

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    noble pig — August 30, 2008 @ 9:54 PM

    Oh man I just printed this one. My youngest picky eater, well a snickerdoodle is the only cookie he’ll eat. I have to make this for him.

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    Ingrid — August 31, 2008 @ 1:04 AM

    Hey! That’s sounds good. My kids have just tried Snickerdoodles for the first time -in the form of cake! Maybe next ice cream?

    Sorry to hear about your little guy. Hope he’s up running around soon!

    ~ingrid

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    Tanya — August 31, 2008 @ 2:35 AM

    Oh my, my hubby would LOVE this! Snickerdoodles are one of his very favorite cookies.

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    Cakebrain — August 31, 2008 @ 4:27 AM

    It’s horrible when the little ones are sick. I hate it when they get congested. Funny how I never thought to give my kids ice cream when they’re sick though…it sure would make me feel better!

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    Rosie — September 1, 2008 @ 4:08 PM

    oh boy Snickerdoodle ice cream – yummy! This is a great idea for a flovour!!

    Rosie x

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    Psychgrad — September 2, 2008 @ 2:38 AM

    I’m torn. Home made ice cream seems like such a good idea. Plus, recipes like this look delicious. But, I think it would just be really dangerous for me to have ice cream on demand.

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    Deborah — September 3, 2008 @ 3:43 PM

    Your pour little guy! I hope he’s feeling better. But what a great mom you are – making him this delicious ice cream!