Homemade Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

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I adapted this recipe by one from Emeril Lagasse. I served it with a molten chocolate cake one day. We had leftovers the next day with shaved dark chocolate on top. No matter how you eat this ice cream, it is delicious!

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Servings: 6-8 Servings


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  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee granules (french roast if you can!)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • Dark chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. Combine the cream, milk, sugar, and coffee granules in medium saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat.
  2. Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl. Whisk 1 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks. Gradually add the egg mixture, slow, and steady, to the hot cream. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon and reaches 170 degrees F. on a thermometer, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing down against the surface to keep a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator and pour into the bowl of an ice cream machine. Follow the machine's instructions for freezing. After the ice cream is made, transfer to an airtight container. Cover tightly and freeze until ready to serve. Garnish with chocolate curls. Makes 1 quart of ice cream


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 152g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 284  
Calories from Fat 154 54%
Total Fat 17.44g 22%
Saturated Fat 10.73g 43%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbs 29.79g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 29.3g 20%
Protein 3.45g 6%
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  • John Spottiswood
    Admittedly this is the only homemade coffee ice cream I've eaten, but it was delicious. It definitely gives Haggen Dazs a run for their money! Nancy used a dark roast that gave it a wonderful strong coffee flavor.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Swapna Chandran Dinesh
      I will try this :)


      • judee
        October 9, 2011
        I love coffee ice cream. Bet adding a few chocolate chips would be good too.
        • annie
          October 7, 2011
          I can't wait to try this I love coffee I love the smell and the taste

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