Indulge in Heavily Caffeinated Coffee Ice Cream Today

Welcome, coffee lovers! Are you ready to indulge in a dreamy, creamy delight made with your favorite ingredient? Look no further, as I present to you an easy-to-make coffee ice cream recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings simultaneously.

Imagine this – a scoop of smooth, velvety coffee ice cream combined with the boldness and richness of your favorite brewed coffee. The taste is simply divine, and it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with this homemade dessert.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also incredibly simple to create with a few basic ingredients you can easily find in your pantry. You don’t require any fancy equipment or an ice cream maker to whip up this scrumptious treat. Within minutes, you can make a fresh batch of homemade coffee-flavored ice cream that tastes just like your favorite store-bought brand.

Whether you’re throwing a party or looking for a way to beat the summer heat with a refreshing dessert, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. It’s also adaptable to various dietary restrictions – whether you’re vegan, following the keto diet or avoiding dairy products, there are options for everyone in this recipe that ensure everyone can enjoy their scoops guilt-free.

So let’s get started and satisfy our cravings with this lip-smacking easy homemade coffee ice cream recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy Coffee Ice Cream
Easy Coffee Ice Cream

Attention all coffee lovers! I am about to introduce you to the most delightful coffee ice cream recipe you’ll ever taste. This heavenly concoction is made with simple ingredients that can be easily found in your kitchen. Trust me, this easy homemade coffee ice cream will take your taste buds on a wild ride.

What’s better than a bowl of creamy, luscious ice cream on a hot day? An ice cream that is infused with rich, bold coffee flavor! This coffee ice cream hits all the right spots, bringing together the perfect blend of sweet and bitter flavors. Imagine indulging in a cold scoop of velvety-smooth homemade ice cream, with its textures so luxurious that it melts in your mouth. It’s an instant bliss!

So why do you need to try this recipe? First off, it requires no special equipment like an ice cream maker or churner – all you need is a mixing bowl and a few basic utensils. Second, this easy-to-make coffee-flavored ice cream is not just perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings but also as a showstopping dessert to impress your guests.

Plus, it doesn’t end there; this recipe can be modified according to your liking. You can add some chocolate chips or crushed cookies for extra texture, or sprinkle some sea salt over the top for a gourmet touch. If you’re watching your sugar intake, substitute regular sugar with granulated sweetener or keto-friendly sweeteners.

Believe me; once you make this easy homemade coffee ice cream yourself and realize how simple it is to make and customize according to your preferences, you’ll never go back to store-bought again.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in our creamy coffee ice cream delight!
Indulge in our creamy coffee ice cream delight!

Ingredients I Use for my Easy Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

For this easy coffee ice cream recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of brewed coffee (strong and black is preferred)
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp of instant coffee, espresso powder or 2 coffee packs (I prefer using instant espresso)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt

Note: You will also need a few common kitchen tools such as mixing bowls, an electric mixer, and a freezer-safe container.

The Recipe How-To

 Treat yourself with the perfect combination of coffee and cream!
Treat yourself with the perfect combination of coffee and cream!

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients necessary for a perfect coffee ice cream, let’s check the recipe how-to. This easy to make recipe will only require a few steps before you can enjoy your homemade coffee ice cream!

Step 1: Brew the Coffee

To start with, brew 2 cups of strong coffee to infuse that deep coffee flavor into your ice cream. After brewing, let it cool down and place it in the fridge until completely chilled.

Step 2: Make the Ice Cream Base

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of milk (2% low-fat milk or whole milk), 1 cup of heavy cream, and 1 cup of condensed milk. Whisk the ingredients together and cook until bubbles appear around the edges, stirring continuously to prevent sticking.

Step 3: Mix in the Coffee

Once there are bubbles surrounding the edge of your mixture, remove from heat and stir in the cooled brewed coffee. At this point, you may also add 2 tablespoons of instant espresso powder or coffee granules for richer flavor.

Step 4: Beat Egg Yolks

While mixing in the coffee to the saucepan mixture separately beat 4 egg yolks until they become frothy and light.

Step 5: Temper Eggs and Stir In Condensed Milk

Grab a small bowl and place the beaten egg yolks. Take a scoopful of the saucepan mixture and pour it into egg yolks bowl while whisking constantly until fully combined. Repeat this process 3 more times then pour everything back to your original saucepan.

Stir in an additional 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk making sure everything is fully dissolved.

Step 6: Heat Mixture on Medium Heat – Low Heat

Put back saucepan on medium-low heat and continue stirring continuously until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. (This should take around 5-7 minutes.)

Step 7: Strain, Cool and Churn Coffee Ice Cream

Strain the mixture into a clean container to get rid of any lumps. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Cover with cling film or plastic wrap, making sure it touches the surface (this is to prevent ice crystals from forming) and chill it for at least 4 hours.

Prepare your ice cream maker by churning your coffee ice cream for around 20-25 minutes until it thickens and increases in volume.

Step 8: Freezing Coffee Ice Cream

Transfer your churned coffee ice cream to a freeze-safe container, cover with a lid and freeze overnight or for up to 3 months.

Once ready to eat, let the coffee ice cream slightly soften at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving. Now it’s time for you to enjoy your homemade coffee ice cream!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who needs a cup of joe when you can have a scoop of this delicious coffee ice cream?
Who needs a cup of joe when you can have a scoop of this delicious coffee ice cream?

The beauty of this easy homemade coffee ice cream recipe is that it can be easily customized to fit your taste preferences or dietary needs. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Vegan Coffee Ice Cream: Swap out the heavy cream and egg yolks for a can of full-fat coconut milk, and use vegan sweetened condensed milk instead. Add in instant espresso powder for that strong coffee flavor.

– No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream: If you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t worry! You can still make this delicious coffee ice cream by whisking together 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with a can of sweetened condensed milk and brewed coffee until thick and creamy. Pour into a loaf pan and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving.

– Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream: Mix in some chopped dark chocolate or drizzle hot fudge sauce over the top for an indulgent twist on traditional coffee ice cream.

– Keto Coffee Ice Cream: Substitute the sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol or stevia, and use coconut milk instead of whole milk. You can also add in MCT oil or coconut oil for extra healthy fats.

– Nigella Lawson’s Cold Coffee with Ice Cream: For a fancy dessert option inspired by British chef Nigella Lawson, place a scoop of coffee ice cream in a glass and pour cold brewed coffee over the top.

No matter which variation you choose, this easy coffee ice cream recipe is sure to satisfy your caffeine cravings. So get creative in the kitchen and enjoy!

Serving and Pairing

 Bring the café home with this easy coffee ice cream recipe!
Bring the café home with this easy coffee ice cream recipe!

This easy coffee ice cream recipe is delicious and refreshing on its own, but pairing it with some other sweet treats can take it to the next level. You can create a wonderful summer dessert for friends and family by serving the coffee ice cream with fresh berries, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, or caramel syrup.

For a gourmet twist, try serving the coffee ice cream with biscotti or shortbread cookies on the side. The contrast between the crispness of the cookies and the creaminess of the ice cream creates a delightful mouthfeel.

Another classic pairing is coffee ice cream with pie. A slice of warm apple pie topped with a scoop of this homemade coffee ice cream will leave your taste buds dancing. If you want to cut back on sugar, try pairing it with a slice of diabetic friendly pumpkin pie for an indulgent-tasting dessert that won’t upset your blood sugar levels.

If you’re looking for something keto-friendly or vegan, you can still enjoy this flavorful treat! Serve this no-churn coffee flavored ice cream with fresh berries such as strawberries or raspberries. For extra richness and depth of flavor, consider pairing it with some dark chocolate or coconut milk whipped cream as an accompaniment.

Whether you’re impressing guests or treating yourself to an afternoon snack, there’s no better way to enjoy this easy homemade coffee ice cream than by giving it a perfect pairing.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings all in one!
Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings all in one!

This easy coffee ice cream recipe is perfect to make ahead of time for a special occasion or to have on hand for a quick dessert fix. After churning the mixture, transfer it to a freezer-safe container with an airtight lid and freeze for at least four hours, or overnight, until it is fully set.

Storing the coffee ice cream is straightforward. Keep it in the freezer for up to two weeks. To avoid ice crystal formation, store the ice cream in a container that is the appropriate size – not too big, not too small – and that has minimal air space. This will help preserve its texture and flavor.

Reheating coffee ice cream isn’t something that you would typically do, but if you’re looking to soften it up before serving, there are two ways to go about it:

1. Place the container of coffee ice cream on the counter for around 10-15 minutes or until it begins to loosen up.

2. Microwave it for about 10-15 seconds (microwaves vary, so you may need more or less time).

For best results when reheating, use low heat as high heat can cause the mixture to separate.

Overall, this easy homemade coffee ice cream recipe is convenient because it only gets better with time in the freezer, so make plenty! Whether you’re looking for a keto or vegan coffee dessert alternative, this no-churn creamy treat will satisfy your cravings every time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Scoop, savor, and repeat with this addictive coffee ice cream recipe!
Scoop, savor, and repeat with this addictive coffee ice cream recipe!

Achieving perfect results with any recipe can sometimes be challenging. Here are some helpful tips to ensure your coffee ice cream comes out perfectly every time:

1. Use high-quality ingredients: When making homemade coffee ice cream, the quality of your ingredients can make a huge difference in the final product. Use fresh and high-quality dairy products, such as heavy cream and whole milk, as well as freshly brewed coffee.

2. Mix ingredients thoroughly: Make sure that you mix all the ingredients well to achieve a smooth, creamy texture. Eggs yolks used in this recipe need to be whisked until pale yellow, but make sure not to overbeat them.

3. Chill the base before churning: The ice cream base should be chilled for at least 2 hours or overnight before churning. This ensures that it is cold enough to freeze once it’s mixed in the churner.

4. Don’t over-churn the ice cream: Over-churned ice cream might end up grainy and icy, losing its smooth and creamy texture. Keep an eye on your ice cream while it’s churning so that it doesn’t become too solid.

5. Optimize your churner settings: Know how to use your churner and its settings properly to produce the best results. Different ice cream makers have varying instructions for churning ice cream, so refer to your specific model’s manual.

6. Make sure your serving containers are cold: Place serving containers in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before filling them with ice cream. This ensures that the ice cream doesn’t melt too quickly when served.

7. Experiment with different flavors and toppings: Once you feel comfortable with this easy coffee ice cream recipe, try adding your own personal variations to suit your taste buds.

By following these tips, you will be able to create smooth and delectable coffee-flavored ice cream taking off stress from making the recipe and ensuring perfect results every time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this easy coffee ice cream recipe is the perfect indulgence for any coffee lover out there. Not only does it use simple ingredients that you probably already have at home, but it also lends itself to versatile variations, such as no churn coffee ice cream or vegan coffee ice cream using coconut milk.

Whether you’re entertaining guests, hosting a family gathering, or just snuggled up with a good book and a spoon, this recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your craving for something sweet and caffeinated. Plus, making your own homemade coffee ice cream allows you to control the quality of the ingredients and customize the flavor profiles to suit your taste buds.

So why not treat yourself and give this recipe a try? You won’t be disappointed with the result – a creamy and luscious coffee flavored ice cream that’s perfect for any occasion. And remember, life is too short for bad coffee or mediocre ice cream!

Easy Coffee Ice Cream

Easy Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Refreshing in the summertime.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Global
Calories 254.9 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups 2% low-fat milk


  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Pour into bowl of ice cream maker.
  • Follow your ice cream maker's directions.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 173gCalories: 254.9kcalCarbohydrates: 55.9gProtein: 4.1gFat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 9.8mgSodium: 58.7mgSugar: 56.1g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, Frozen, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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