Indulge in the Rich Flavor of Coffee Bean Ice Cream

Indulging in a scoop of homemade coffee ice cream is one of life’s simple pleasures. The creamy texture combined with the bold, rich flavor of coffee, makes it the ideal dessert for any occasion or mood. Whether you are hosting a summer barbecue or snuggled up on the couch during winter, coffee bean ice cream is bound to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Creating your own batch of homemade coffee ice cream is more than just preparing a dessert; it’s an experience that involves all senses – from the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans to the smooth taste on your tongue. This recipe captures that essence by using whole coffee beans to infuse real coffee flavor into the heavy cream and milk.

When you take that first spoonful, you will taste the difference between store-bought ice cream and this homemade version. You can savor the “made-from-scratch” flavor knowing exactly what ingredients were used in each step. And since you control what goes into it, you can tailor this recipe to suit your specific dietary restrictions such as making it dairy-free, low-carb or keto-friendly.

So let me guide you through the steps of making your very own batch of delicious and creamy coffee bean ice cream. Trust me; once you have tried homemade ice cream made with real coffee beans, you will never want to go back!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Bean Ice Cream
Coffee Bean Ice Cream

Allow me, dear readers, to opine on this recipe for Coffee Bean Ice Cream. Simply put, it is luxurious, indulgent, and satisfying to the core.

The first reason you’ll love this recipe is the delectable combination of creamy ice cream with the bold flavor of coffee. The coffee flavor truly sings in this indulgent dessert as whole coffee beans are steeped in heavy cream overnight to infuse the mixture with real coffee flavor. This ice cream is not just a treat but an experience that will leave you craving for more.

Secondly, the use of high-quality ingredients such as Colombian coffee and heavy cream made real coffee creates a rich, smooth texture that is nothing short of heavenly. You can taste the difference between homemade coffee ice cream and store-bought ice cream.

Lastly, this recipe offers endless customization options. You can easily substitute skim milk or almond milk for whole milk if you wish to reduce your calorie intake or skip out on dairy altogether. You may also add your preferred sweeteners like honey or substitute granulated sugar with a sweetener of your choice.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend giving this Coffee Bean Ice Cream Recipe a try. Its smooth texture and rich flavor profile will make you forget about all other desserts. Trust me; you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with this coffee bean ice cream!
Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with this coffee bean ice cream!

Here is a list of everything you need to make this delicious Coffee Bean Ice Cream Recipe:

For the Coffee Ice Cream Base:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole coffee beans
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks

For the Coffee Flavor:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup Colombian coffee beans, coarsely ground

Note: You can substitute the Colombian coffee beans with your favorite variety, but we recommend sticking to medium or dark roasted beans for a stronger flavor.

For Making Real Coffee Ice Cream:

  • 2 cups homemade coffee ice cubes (made from real coffee)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup honey

Optional add-ins and toppings:

  • Instant coffee granules
  • Chocolate-covered espresso beans
  • Midnight cookies
  • Low-carb or keto coffee cake
  • Dalgona coffee
  • Tea leaf

The Recipe How-To

 Whip up a batch of this delicious treat, perfect for any coffee lover.
Whip up a batch of this delicious treat, perfect for any coffee lover.

Now, it’s time to get started with the recipe! Follow these simple steps to make your own delicious Coffee Bean Ice Cream:

Main Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup roasted coffee beans
  • Pinch of sea salt

Coffee Infused Heavy Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup whole coffee beans

The Process

  1. Begin by making the coffee-infused heavy cream. Place the heavy cream and whole coffee beans in a medium-sized pot over low heat. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until temperature reaches between 150 -155°F. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

  2. Next, crack the egg yolks into a bowl and mix them well.

  3. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream, and granulated sugar. Stir occasionally until thoroughly combined and heated through.

  4. Add the coffee-infused heavy cream into the same saucepan, whisking slowly as you pour it in.

  5. Add a pinch of sea salt for balance, then remove from heat.

  6. Slowly ladle approximately one cup of the hot mixture into the bowl of eggs yolks while continuously whisking to prevent cooking.

  7. Once combined, transfer everything back to the saucepan with remaining mixture and stir continuously over low heat to prevent curdling. Cook until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon for about 5 -7 minutes.

  8. Pour your mixture through a fine-mesh strainer directly into an ice bath (bowls filled with ice and water) to cool the mixture as quickly as possible. Add honey and stir thoroughly.

  9. Strain the mixture again to remove any lumps or skin that may have developed.

  10. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate mixture for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  11. When ready, churn the mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions until desired consistency is reached.

  12. Transfer churned ice cream into an airtight container, then place in the freezer where it’ll solidify for at least 3 hours or until ready to serve.

That’s it! You have now made your own homemade Coffee Bean Ice Cream – and it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your delicious creation!

Substitutions and Variations

 Lust-worthy coffee ice cream with chunks of crushed coffee beans in every bite.
Lust-worthy coffee ice cream with chunks of crushed coffee beans in every bite.

Coffee Bean Ice Cream is a delicious and creamy dessert that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try to make this recipe even more exciting.

1. Espresso Coffee: You can use any type of coffee that you like, including instant coffee granules, ground coffee, or Colombian coffee. If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, you can brew the whole coffee beans yourself.

2. Milk: Use any type of milk that you have on hand or choose to use alternative milk substitutes such as almond, coconut or oat milk for dairy free options.

3. Heavy Cream: You can substitute heavy cream with half-and-half or a mixture of cream and whole milk if you’re looking for a lighter option. For those who want an even creamier taste, substitute heavy cream Infused with real vanilla beans.

4. Honey: Substitute honey with maple syrup or agave syrup for a different flavor twist.

5. Sugar: Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar used in your recipe as per your preference or dietary needs. If you’re looking for a low-carb version, substitute granulated sugar with Swerve sweetener which provides the sweetness without adding carbs.

6. Add-ins: Experiment with other flavors by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed candy bar pieces, matcha green tea powder, Dalgona Coffee Cream recipe , Midnight Cookies crumbs or Midnight Mocha Sauce which will complement the coffee ice cream perfectly.

These substitutions and variations will allow you to customize your Coffee Bean Ice Cream recipe to your liking and make it truly one-of-a-kind!

Serving and Pairing

 The rich and creamy base pairs perfectly with the robust flavor of coffee beans.
The rich and creamy base pairs perfectly with the robust flavor of coffee beans.

There is no denying that the coffee bean ice cream recipe is a delightful and rich treat to indulge in, either alone or paired with other treats. The coffee flavor of this ice cream goes well with cake, cookies, or other sweet treats. You can also make a decadent affogato by serving the ice cream topped with espresso coffee.

If you’re looking for a refreshing drink to pair with your coffee ice cream, try an ice blended drink made with Colombian coffee beans for a double dose of caffeine. Alternatively, you can enjoy your coffee ice cream on its own as a dessert after dinner. It’s also perfect for a midnight snack to get that extra burst of energy.

For those who follow dietary restrictions, this homemade coffee ice cream can be paired with keto-friendly options such as almond flour cake or low-carb chocolate-covered espresso beans. If you’re lactose intolerant, substitute heavy cream with dairy-free milk or cream made from nuts such as cashews or almonds.

The possibilities are endless – whatever your preference is, coffee bean ice cream is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed in many ways. So why not try it out and see what pairing works best for you?

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A must-try for anyone who loves coffee and ice cream or simply wants to indulge in a dessert with a little kick.
A must-try for anyone who loves coffee and ice cream or simply wants to indulge in a dessert with a little kick.

One of the fantastic things about this coffee bean ice cream recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in your freezer until you’re ready to serve. You can enjoy it anytime you want a sweet, icy treat with a rich, bold coffee flavor.

To make sure your coffee ice cream stays fresh and creamy, it’s important to store it correctly. Transfer your freshly churned ice cream into a shallow, airtight container and press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the ice cream to prevent ice crystals from forming on top. Then cover the container tightly with its lid and store it in the coldest part of your freezer for up to two weeks.

If you do find that ice crystals have developed after storing, simply give it a quick whisk or blend in a food processor before serving to restore its original creamy texture.

When you’re ready to serve the frozen dessert, remove it from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for five minutes to allow it to soften just enough. Then scoop out portions into serving dishes or cones, top with additional roasted coffee beans, shaved chocolate or whipped cream as desired, and enjoy!

Overall, this coffee bean ice cream recipe is sure to impress anyone who gets a taste of it. Plus, you’ll love how easy it is to make-ahead and store so that you can have this delicious dessert on hand whenever those late night cravings hit.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Why have a regular bowl of ice cream when you can have a scoop of coffee bean ice cream?
Why have a regular bowl of ice cream when you can have a scoop of coffee bean ice cream?

When making coffee bean ice cream, following the recipe instructions is crucial, but there are a few tips that can help you achieve perfect results every time.

1. Use high-quality ingredients

Selecting high-quality ingredients such as good coffee beans, heavy cream, and whole milk will make a huge difference in the overall outcome of your ice cream. By using fresh and high-quality ingredients, you’ll get the best flavor and texture.

2. Infuse the cream with coffee flavor

To get a richer coffee flavor in your ice cream, infuse the heavy cream with coffee by steeping whole coffee beans or ground coffee in the cream for about an hour before preparing the ice cream base. Strain the mixture properly to remove any grit and use that for your recipe.

3. Don’t skimp on the sugar

Using enough sugar is critical when making ice cream because it serves as a natural preservative and keeps your mixture from getting too icy. Follow the recipes recommended amount of sugar.

4. Keep Ingredients cold

Make sure to keep all your ingredients very cold to keep them from melting when mixed together in the hot mixing step. Melted ingredients or too warm temperature may alter desired consistency of ice cream, so do everything you can to ensure that your bowl and ingredients are as frigid as possible.

5. Be patient

It’s important to let your ice cream machine churn for at least 20-30 minutes until it thickens into a soft-serve texture, and then allow it to chill in the freezer for several hours till it gets firmer scoopable consistency.

6. Freezing Conditions Are Important

Be very careful while storing the icecream after freezing because incorrect storage conditions can lead to rock-solid ice cubes instead of smooth creamy texture.This happens when we store our Icecreams in frost areas where moisture will lower down temperature of icecream causing it to become icy and hard over time.So make sure that once it becomes scoopable consistency, you transfer it to a container with an airtight lid and store it in the coldest part of your freezer.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can make sure that your homemade coffee bean ice cream comes out perfect every time!


Now let’s move onto some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about this coffee bean ice cream recipe. Below are answers to the most common questions I receive from my customers when making this recipe, which will help you successfully make this delicious dessert in your own kitchen.

What is coffee bean ice cream?

Not all coffee ice creams are created equal; some are lackluster in their coffee taste and may not even contain real coffee. However, our Coffee Bean Blast Ice Cream stands out with its strong and bold coffee flavor. This flavor is achieved by using brewed Colombian coffee and finely ground French Roast Colombian coffee beans, both of which are present in every single bite.

What is coffee ice cream made of?

To make a delicious coffee ice cream, mix milk, sugar, cream, vanilla extract, and coffee. For a strong coffee flavor, I suggest using instant espresso powder as it dissolves easier and has a richer taste compared to instant coffee granules.

How do you make coffee taste like coffee ice cream?

To make a delicious cup of vanilla and caramel coffee, start by pouring in hot coffee first. Then, add a splash of creamy milk followed by a generous helping of vanilla syrup. Add in some heavy cream and brown sugar, and mix everything together thoroughly with a spoon. Finally, top it off with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Now, your coffee is ready to savour!

Is coffee ice cream made with real coffee?

Coffee ice cream typically contains authentic coffee in its ingredients. This is usually indicated by the inclusion of instant coffee or the word “coffee” on the ingredients list. The cost-effectiveness of coffee makes it a logical option for use in this dessert.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee bean ice cream recipe is delightful to both coffee and ice cream lovers. The ingredients are easy to find, and the recipe instructions are simple to follow. The result is a creamy and delicious homemade ice cream with a rich coffee flavor.

Moreover, this recipe is versatile and can be adapted to suit your preferences. You can swap out the whole coffee beans for instant coffee granules or use chocolate-covered espresso beans for an extra kick of flavor. Additionally, you can make a dairy-free version by using non-dairy milk and coconut cream instead of heavy cream.

Finally, making homemade ice cream can be a fun activity to do with family or friends. You can experiment with different flavors and toppings to create your unique dessert creations. So why not give this coffee bean ice cream recipe a try? You won’t regret it!

Coffee Bean Ice Cream

Coffee Bean Ice Cream Recipe

An intense rich coffee ice cream from the Santcafe in Santa Fe
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Global
Servings 2 quarts
Calories 3013.6 kcal


  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup espresso beans
  • 1 1/2 cups egg yolks, lightly whisked
  • 3 tablespoons ground espresso coffee
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 quart heavy cream


  • Heat milk sugar and coffee beans slowly together.
  • Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • When this reaches the boiling point, quickly whisk in the egg yolks, all at once.
  • Continue to whisk gently until the mixture thickens slightly.
  • Immediately add the coffee grounds and the honey, remove from the heat and continue to stir.
  • It is important to keep the custard moving.
  • After a couple of minutes, strain through a medium sieve, into a clean container.
  • Chill this in a bath of ice water, stirring from time to time.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
  • Add 1 quart heavy cream and churnfreeze in an ice cream making machine.
  • Serve with Cajeta Sauce.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 3006gCalories: 3013.6kcalCarbohydrates: 289.8gProtein: 44gFat: 193.9gSaturated Fat: 110.5gCholesterol: 2375.5mgSodium: 411.2mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 256.7g
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