Rich and Creamy Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream Recipe

Welcome to my coffee heath bar ice cream recipe, a decadent dessert that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth on any day of the week. I’m excited to share this recipe with you because it’s a personal favorite of mine, and it’s sure to be yours too.

Imagine creamy, smooth ice cream mixed with crunchy bits of sweet and buttery heath bars in every delicious scoop. The best part is that this recipe is easy to make – no fancy equipment or gadgets required! All you need are a few simple ingredients and an ice cream maker, and you’re ready to dive into a world of java-flavored frozen treats.

I came up with this recipe during my days as a barista, experimenting with different ways to infuse rich coffee flavors into scrumptious desserts. Coffee and heath bars are an unbeatable combination in this ice cream creation that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving something sweet, this coffee heath bar ice cream recipe will quickly become your go-to dessert whenever you’re looking for something indulgent yet easy to make. So, let’s get started on creating the perfect bowl of creamy, dreamy goodness!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream
Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream

This Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream recipe is truly something special. If you’re a fan of coffee, caramel, and chocolate, then this is the recipe for you! Here’s why I’m convinced that this recipe will become your new favorite:

Firstly, it’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can have delicious homemade ice cream in no time. Plus, you don’t need an expensive ice cream maker- a regular freezer will do the trick.

Secondly, the combination of flavors in this recipe is absolutely divine. The instant coffee granules give the ice cream a rich, deep flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet Heath Bar crunch throughout. The toffee bits provide a crunchy texture that balances out the creamy base.

Moreover, this recipe is easily customizable. Try substituting the Heath Bars for other candy bars like Twix or Snickers for some different variations. You can also experiment with different types of milk or add some extra flavorings like vanilla extract or caramel syrup.

Finally, this recipe is sure to impress all your friends and family. It makes for a perfect dessert at any dinner party or potluck. And let’s be real- who wouldn’t love a scoop of creamy, chocolatey goodness on a hot summer day?

In conclusion, I’m certain that this Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream recipe will quickly become a household favorite. Its combination of rich flavors, ease of preparation, and versatility make it an unbeatable choice for any occasion.

Ingredient List

 Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream: the perfect balance between coffee and sweetness.
Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream: the perfect balance between coffee and sweetness.

Get Your Grocery List Ready

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this scrumptious Coffee Heath Bar ice cream recipe:

  • 2 cups of milk (whole milk is recommended)
  • 3/4 cup of white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons of espresso powder
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 Heath Bars or a similar toffee candy bar (crushed)
  • Non-GMO and organic ingredients whenever possible

With these simple ingredients, you can whisk up one of the best gourmet ice cream flavors out there!

The Recipe How-To

 Crunchy bits of Heath Bar candy add a delicious texture to this creamy treat.
Crunchy bits of Heath Bar candy add a delicious texture to this creamy treat.

To make the coffee heath bar ice cream, we start by combining the milk, white granulated sugar, brown sugar, and instant coffee granules in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is steaming, but not boiling.

Next, we remove the pan from heat and stir in the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and espresso powder. We allow this mixture to cool before storing it in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

After the mixture has chilled, we pour it into our ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer directions. During the last few minutes of churning, we fold in pieces of chopped Heath bar candy to create a creamy and delicious coffee Heath bar crunch ice cream.

For those without an ice cream maker, you can still make this intriguing recipe at home by freezing the custard mixture in a container for several hours, stirring every half hour until set. This will result in a slightly firmer consistency but still boasts incredible flavor.

Once your ice cream has reached its perfect consistency, you can scoop it into bowls and serve with additional Heath bar pieces or chocolate syrup. Enjoy this homemade twist on Ben & Jerry’s coffee toffee ice cream loaded with swirls of toffee bar crunch!

Substitutions and Variations

 This ice cream is our go-to when we need a pick-me-up and a sweet treat all in one scoop.
This ice cream is our go-to when we need a pick-me-up and a sweet treat all in one scoop.

Looking to add a personal touch to your Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream Recipe? Luckily, this recipe is extremely versatile and can easily be adapted to make variations or substitutions.

For those who may not be a fan of toffee or want to switch up the candy mix-in, consider using chopped Snickers, Milky Way, or Kit-Kat bars instead of Heath Bars. These candy bars will add their own unique flavor and texture to the ice cream.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, there are a few substitutions you can make. You could swap heavy cream for almond or coconut milk cream and use non-GMO sweeteners like honey or agave syrup in place of granulated sugar. These small changes will make the dessert lighter and more nutritious without sacrificing flavor.

For coffee lovers who want an extra bold taste, increase the amount of instant coffee granules used in the recipe. You could also experiment with adding different types of espresso powder or try substituting some of the milk for cold brew coffee.

Finally, for those who want to take the Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream Recipe to the next level, we recommend topping it off with our homemade Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream Cake Recipe (link). The cake features layers of coffee-toffee ice cream along with crumbled Heath bar chunks and other flavorful nuts. It’s an excellent way to turn your dessert into an indulgent masterpiece.

Serving and Pairing

 Creamy, dreamy, and filled with coffee flavor - this ice cream is simply irresistible!
Creamy, dreamy, and filled with coffee flavor – this ice cream is simply irresistible!

This Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream is a delicious treat all on its own, but why not take it to the next level with some fun and creative serving ideas? Here are my favorite ways to serve and pair this decadent dessert:

– Served in a waffle cone: There’s something magical about enjoying your ice cream in a crispy, sweet waffle cone. Plus, it makes for a fun and portable option for enjoying your ice cream on-the-go.

– Paired with warm chocolate cake: For an indulgent dessert experience, try pairing a scoop of Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream with a slice of warm chocolate cake. The rich, buttery flavors of the cake complement the coffee toffee notes of the ice cream perfectly.

– Topped with heath bar crunch: Sometimes you just need that extra bit of crunch in your ice cream. Crush up some heath bar candies and sprinkle them on top of your Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream for a delightful burst of texture.

– Sandwiched between cookies: Create an unforgettable ice cream sandwich by placing a scoop of Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream between two soft and chewy cookies. Bonus points if you use coffee-flavored cookies!

No matter how you choose to serve this coffee heath bar ice cream recipe, make sure to savor every last bite. Trust me, it’s worth it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Each bite of this silky smooth ice cream is like a sip of the best coffee you've ever had.
Each bite of this silky smooth ice cream is like a sip of the best coffee you’ve ever had.

After making this delicious Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream Recipe, you might wonder about its lifespan and how to store it properly. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks for making the ice cream ahead of time, storing it correctly, and reheating it if needed.

To make-ahead, prepare the base of the ice cream, but don’t stir in the heath bar crunch. Cover and chill the mixture for up to two days, so the flavors can meld together. When you are ready to freeze the ice cream, let it come to room temperature or slightly cooler before transferring it to an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

For storing this lovely dessert, put it into a freezer-safe container with an airtight lid. Store in the coldest part of your freezer for up to two months. To reheat it correctly, remove the container from the freezer and let it thaw slightly for 5-10 minutes at room temperature.

When reheating individual servings, remove them from their container and place them on a plate or bowl. Cover them with cling wrap making sure that no air gets trapped inside, It ensures they do not dry out or form any freezer burns while microwaving.

Before serving, be sure to add a spoonful of coffee toffee syrup and some cold ‘Heath’ bar crunch topping to get that perfect creamy yet crunchy bite each time you scoop. Whether you want a sweet ending after dinner or a midnight snack indulgence your cravings are sure to be fulfilled by this tasty dessert anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This ice cream is so good, it will have you saying
This ice cream is so good, it will have you saying “goodbye” to your regular coffee shop order.

To ensure that your Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream turns out perfectly, I have compiled some helpful tips for you.

First, it is essential that you use high-quality ingredients. Invest in non-GMO and organic products if possible for the best taste and texture.

Secondly, be sure to use instant coffee granules and espresso powder for the coffee flavor in this recipe. Using fresh-brewed coffee or coffee beans will result in a weaker flavor that won’t hold up well against the other ingredients.

When combining the cream ingredients, it is important to stir them together gently until just blended. Overmixing can cause the cream to separate or become grainy.

Make sure to add the chopped Heath Bar pieces during the last few minutes of churning so that they incorporate well into the mixture without becoming too soft or hard.

When serving, try pairing your Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream with a slice of chocolate cake or drizzle caramel sauce over it for an extra indulgent treat.

Lastly, if you are making this ice cream ahead of time, be sure to store it in an airtight container in the freezer for no more than one week. To avoid freezer burn, press a layer of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the ice cream before sealing with a lid.

By following these tips, you can create a delicious and perfect batch of Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream every time!


Now that you’ve got the hang of making this delicious coffee Heath bar ice cream, I understand that you may still have some unanswered questions. This section will provide you with clarifications of some frequently asked questions so that you can enjoy your ice cream without any confusion or doubts.

Why did Ben and Jerry’s stop using HEATH?

Ben & Jerry’s is removing Heath bars from their Heath Bar Crunch ice cream due to their lack of non-GMO certification, aligning with their efforts to source non-GMO and Fairtrade Certified ingredients whenever feasible.

What’s in Heath Bar ice cream?

Breyers® infused with toffee and sprinkled with actual HEATH Milk Chocolate English Toffee Bar bits, drizzled with sweet caramel, creates an unbeatable dessert.

Do they make Heath Bar ice cream?

Recently, my family and I had a delicious discovery – Heath Bar ice cream, which quickly became a popular dessert option among us.

Who makes coffee toffee ice cream?

Instructions and advice on making Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch Ice Cream.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you are a coffee lover and enjoy the taste of toffee and chocolate, this Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream recipe is perfect for you. It is easy to make, and with the right ingredients, it will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe offers many variations and substitutions that make it flexible for personal preferences, allowing you to customize the recipe according to your taste buds.

With its rich flavors and creamy texture, it’s no surprise that the Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream has always been a crowd favorite. By making it at home, you know exactly what goes inside it and can create healthier versions by using non-GMO or organic ingredients.

So why not try this Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream recipe today? Whether enjoyed as a dessert or a mid-day snack, it’s sure to brighten up your day!

Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream

Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream Recipe

Move over Ben and Jerry. Coffee syrup can be purchased from your grocer. It puts the recipe over the top. Churn time not included.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 472.9 kcal


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coffee syrup
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • heath bar snack-sized candy bar, lightly crushed (1 bag, about 30 pieces)


  • Prepare an ice water bath to cool the ice cream custard.
  • In a heavy bottomed pot, combine whole milk, cream, ½ cup sugar and coffee syrup and coffee granules. Heat over medium heat until just simmering.
  • Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks with remaining 1/4 cup sugar until light in color; about 1 minute.
  • Carefully, pour a light stream of the milk mixture into the egg yolks while continuously whisking. If you pour all of the hot milk in at once, you’ll get scrambled eggs. Once they are combined, pour the whole mixture back into the pot. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a wooden spoon. When the custard is finished, it will coat the back of the wooden spoon and when you run your finger down the back of the utensil, the custard will not run. If you have a thermometer, the mixture will be around 175 to 180 degrees. This process could take about 10 minutes to complete.
  • Pour the custard through a fine sieve or strainer into a large bowl. Place the bowl in the already prepared ice bath and stir to cool. Once the ice cream is cool, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the custard and refrigerate overnight. Prepare the ice cream in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions, adding the crushed Heath Bar during the last 5 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 151gCalories: 472.9kcalCarbohydrates: 32.2gProtein: 6.9gFat: 36.1gSaturated Fat: 21.2gCholesterol: 305.6mgSodium: 70.7mgSugar: 29.4g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Dessert, Frozen, Small Appliance, Sweet, Weeknight
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