The beginnings of Cookies & Cream ice cream are shady at best. With everyone from a small gelato store in Oregon claiming the first batch in 1978 to Blue Bell and Dreyers companies both insisting they inspired the trends in 1980 and/or 1982. Regardless it’s origins, one thing everyone seems to agree on is cookies & cream is a classic. In 1983 it became one of the world’s five best selling ice creams and has been beloved ever since, inspiring hundreds of recipe riffs, dessert twists, and favorite treats. Here we pull together 21 of our favorite. Recipes from cakes to cookies, donuts to dessert bars…all in the flavor of Cookies & Cream. Click through, enjoy, indulge!