The Tonight Dough Remake!

Continuing our Ben & Jerry’s Remake series, we have The Tonight Dough!
This ice cream is made with caramel and chocolate ice creams, chocolate cookie pieces, cookie dough chunks and peanut butter cookie dough chunks!

The name of this pint is to honor Jimmy Fallon! But this isn’t his first Ben & Jerry’s feature! Jimmy had his first B&J pint called “Late Night Snack” that features chocolate covered potato chips as a play on a salty and sweet snack! Once Jimmy left the Late Night show, Ben & Jerry’s discounted the flavor and introduced The Tonight Dough to celebrate Jimmy’s new show, The Tonight Show!

This homemade version uses my FAVORITE chocolate cookie recipe that makes an appearance in a few other recipes too. I truly don’t believe I’ll ever get sick of this cookie. How could I?

The caramel ice cream recipe is from the ice cream bible itself, The Perfect Scoop. All other recipes are straight from the Ben & Jerry’s recipe book to get us as close to the authentic B&J flavors as possible!

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Double Chocolate Cookies:

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 stick unsalted butter (melted)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder in a bowl and set aside
  3. In a mixer, mix together the butter and both sugars, adding in the egg and vanilla once combined
  4. Mix the flour mixture into the sugar/egg mixture
  5. Add in the chocolate chips
  6. Place teaspoon sized amounts of dough an inch apart on a bake sheet and bake for 15 mins.


Caramel Ice Cream:

3/4 cup heavy cream

2 tbsp. butter

3/4 cup whole milk

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Warm cream and butter to room temp. or warmer – set aside.
  2. Spread the sugar on the bottom of a medium saucepan on medium heat and wait until the edges start to melt. Gently fold in the melted edges into the center pile of sugar and repeat this process until all the sugar is fully melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add in the butter. (It will bubble).
  4. Slowly pour in the cream and mix to combine.
  5. Lastly, add in the milk and vanilla and chill completely.
  6. Churn to your ice cream machine’s instructions.


Light Chocolate Ice Cream:

1 egg

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup sugar

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup dark chocolate

1/8 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Whisk the chocolate, cocoa powder and milk in a medium saucepan until chocolate is melted and cocoa powder is dissolved.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly whisk in the cream and whisk until all sugar is dissolved.
  3. Whisk in the chocolate mixture and vanilla and chill completely.
  4. Churn to your ice cream machine’s instructions.


Cookie Dough & Peanut Butter Cookie Dough:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1 tbsp. creamy peanut butter


  1. Cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Mix 1 cup of flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl and then add the dry ingredients to the batter in 2-3 intervals.
  3. Separate half the batter into a bowl and mix in 1/2 of the chocolate chips. Set aside.
  4. Keep the remaining batter in the mixer and add the remaining flour and peanut butter. Mix until combined and add the remaining chocolate chips.
  5. Flatten into disks wrapped in plastic wrap and stick in the freezer for easy cutting.
  6. Cut the dough into tiny pieces and roll into balls with your fingers.

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