Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chips Ice Cream

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chip Ice Cream

If you’ve been following Just About Baked for any length of time, you know that I love the food. All the food. And the food products. My life is one happy trip to the grocery store to find new things.

A couple of years back, I was in the bakery section of my local Safeway (not an unusual place to find me) when I spotted Hannah Max Cookie Chips on the shelf. They had several flavors, and I picked up the chocolate chip, not knowing what to expect.

What I got was a crispy cookie that tasted absolutely homemade. And they were so good that Kenny (these were the days prior to his gluten-free lifestyle) ate the entire bag. And when I bought more, I was wise enough to hide them.

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chip Ice Cream

A few weeks ago, I wrote to the company to tell them how much I loved their product. I do that a lot. I figure people should know how good their food is! And in return, they sent me a big ol’ box of assorted cookie chips and their blessing for me to create recipes. What lovely people. If I were the sort of person who sent Christmas cards, they’d definitely be getting one.

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chip Ice Cream

When he saw the box full of cookie chips, Kenny’s eyes lit up. And then I not at all gently reminded him that not only did his gluten-free self need to back on up, but that these were also MINE for recipe development. All mine. And if a few (okay, a lot) got eaten in the process, that was entirely my affair.

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chip Ice Cream

The first bag I opened was this one, the sea salt peanut butter cookie chips. And may I say…wow.

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chip Ice Cream

There is so much I could do with these, but given the recent 90-degree temps, I decided to start with ice cream. Intensely peanut buttery, creamy ice cream with a few crunchy mix-ins thrown in for good measure.

Yep, the peanut butter cookie chips got mixed into this to provide just the right crunch, as did peanut butter chips. The result is a peanut butter lover’s dream. Add a hot day, a beach, and a giant cone. You’re all set.

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chip Ice Cream

And did I mention that no ice cream machine is required for this? I don’t know about you, but most people don’t make enough ice cream annually to justify a big honking machine taking up valuable cabinet space. I mean, I admit it. I buy most of my ice cream. Unless I have the opportunity to make this amazing madness.

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chip Ice Cream

If you’re looking for cookie chips so that you can make this recipe, they’re sold in a lot of national retailers, like Safeway and Whole Foods. You can get a full list of their retailers here. And then you’re a few short hours away from delicious ice cream!

It’s ice cream season, and I’m excited. And it’s always cookie chip season. Let’s put them together and make miracles happen!

Note: This post is sponsored by Hannah Max Cookie Chips. All opinions are 100% my own.


Sea Salt Peanut Butter Cookie Chip Ice Cream


14 oz. sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter (creamy)
16 oz. Cool Whip (I used light)
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 bag sea salt peanut butter Hannah Max cookie chips, broken into pieces of varying sizes


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the condensed milk, vanilla and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip by hand gradually, leaving a few streaks in the mixture to create a peanut butter ribbon. Gently add the mix-ins and stir again.
  2. Place in a freezer-safe container or pan and freeze overnight. Store covered.
  3. Note: this ice cream melts a little faster than churned ice cream, so don’t leave it out on the counter for long!


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Oooh those cookie chips sound super awesome and love that salted PB flavor! This ice cream looks heavenly 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Medha! I need ice cream this time of year. Forget everything else. Dessert has to come from the freezer!

  2. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    I have never heard of cookie chips but oh my goodness do I want to find them!! And then make ice cream with them of course! Or just make this peanut butter ice cream without them because it looks pretty amazing!
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    1. Mir

      I wonder if retailers in Canada stock them? They also have an online store. They are worth it, Stacey. I promise!

  3. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Cookie chips sound amazing. I don’t think I have seem them before.
    I bet the sea salt in this really intensifies the flavour.
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    1. Mir

      Sea salt with peanut butter is the best, Dannii. You’re right about its effect on the flavor. These cookie chips are so amazing!!

  4. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    This ice cream is beyond awesome – I mean all those flavors how couldn’t it be? & I’ll have to show brands I admire more love – looks like it paid off for you 😉

    1. Mir

      I’ve gotta show the love, Megan. How else than like this? And they showed the love back!

  5. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Om nom nom. Mir, this looks like the bomb. As a huge fan of peanut butter, I think I would have to resist eating the entire batch. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’m not sure if my local grocery store has this brand of cookies, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled.
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    1. Mir

      Check out the link, Erin. They’re sold all over the place. I hope you find them! I’m a big PB fan too, as you well know! 🙂

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This ice cream sounds amazing, Mir! Sea salt and peanut butter sounds heavenly! I love no-churn ice cream like this!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I’m all about not churning. Why buy a machine?

  7. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, oh my gawd, I’ve had these cookies!!!! SO good! and wow, they sent you a big box of cookies?! that’s AWESOME! haha “his gluten-free self needed to back on up” . . you are hilarious! I love love love this ice cream!! i bet the extra peanut buttery flavor is amazing! LOVE!
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    1. Mir

      They did. I love them. And their big boxes of cookies. And I’m seriously hiding the whole box, because Kenny cannot control himself. It’s sad. 🙂 But I let him try the part of the ice cream with no cookie chip bits!

  8. Sues

    Cookie chips?? Basically the marriage of my favorite foods! Adding them into this delicious-sounding ice cream is such a great idea!
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    1. Mir

      It’s completely a marriage of favorite foods. Salty and sweet and crispy! You’ve gotta try!

  9. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    Cookie Chip Ice cream and that too sea salt peanut butter!! Send me a big bowl girl. Isn’t it the best way to start monday morning?!!
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    1. Mir

      I would totally have this for breakfast if I were home, Ami! Thanks so much!

  10. Jason

    Whoa! This looks incredible!

    1. Mir

      Whoa! Your name’s not Jason. Deal with it! Love you, sweetie.

  11. Jen

    Oh my heavens, those cookie chips sound amazing! Loving the salted peanut butter flavor here. I want to face plant right into a giant bowl of this ice cream.
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    1. Mir

      I kind of did the whole face plant thing, Jen. It was very therapeutic!

  12. Sam @ SugarSpunRun

    What a neat idea! And since I don’t own an ice cream maker myself I love ice cream recipes that don’t require one!
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    1. Mir

      Exactly the point, Sam! Why post recipes that require machines most people don’t have? I mean, I could do that. But I’d rather do it this way!

  13. Harriet Emily

    Oh my gosh this sounds unbelievable!!! I seriously can’t get enough of peanut butter at the moment, so this combined with cookies and ice cream?!?! I can’t cope. I neeeeeeed some of this right now! Ahhh it looks so divine!
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    1. Mir

      I wish I could share, Harriet Emily! I have a giant pan of it in my freezer that I am trying SO HARD to resist right now. The PB is just too good to ignore!

  14. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    sea salt and PB is one of those addicting flavors like PB and Chocolate! this ice cream looks so yummy and I really love that it doesn’t need an ice cream maker!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele! And when you add chocolate to salt AND peanut butter…bam. The best!

  15. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    This is fan-freaking-tastic! I love those cookie chips – I cannot even buy them. I can eat a whole bag!
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    1. Mir

      That’s why I didn’t buy them, Dorothy. They’re that good. But if I magically get some in the mail, then it’s my duty to use them. And eat a lot in the “testing” process. It’s the best!

  16. Manali @ CookWithManali

    oh my, this sounds like totally the best ice cream! Send me a bowl please!
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    1. Mir

      I wish I could share it with more people, Manali! That would stop me from eating the entire batch!

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