Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is an ice cream flavor in which unbaked chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough are embedded in vanilla flavored ice cream.
It originated at the Ben & Jerry's Burlington Scoop Shop from a person who wishes to remain anonymous on their flavor suggestion board. Because this outlet made most of its own flavors, the combination was only available there for several years. Ben and Jerry's "primal ice cream therapist" Peter Lind collaborated with Rhino Foods' Ted Castle to produce a variety of cookie dough that retained dough-like consistency at ice cream temperatures. Rhino was able to gear up production of the dough in 1990, and in 1991, Ben and Jerry's introduced it to the larger public in pint-sized containers.