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Coffee Ice Cream

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 quarts
Coffee Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 large egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Prepare an ice bath; set aside. Stir together espresso powder and hot water in a small bowl; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar with the yolks; set aside.

  2. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise with a sharp paring knife. Gently scrape out all the seeds. Place vanilla bean scrapings and pod in a medium saucepan with heavy cream, milk, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Bring milk mixture just to a simmer. Whisking constantly, slowly ladle about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Continue adding remaining milk mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.

  3. Pour mixture back into saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. The custard should retain a line drawn across the back of the spoon with your finger; stir in reserved espresso mixture. Pour through a mesh sieve into a medium bowl set in the prepared ice bath; discard vanilla bean. Stir occasionally until cooled. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight.

  4. Pour into an ice-cream maker. Process according to manufacturer's instructions until set, but not hard.

  5. Transfer soft ice cream to a metal or plastic container; freeze for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Reviews (6)

  • grammardog 28 Jun, 2013

    This was delicious, but I found the texture of the ice cream a little bit grainy. It doesn't seem like 2 tablespoons of water is enough to dissolve 4 tablespoons of instant espresso powder. Did anyone else have this problem? I think I will try it again and perhaps run the mixture through a coffee filter before adding it to the ice cream.

  • blumie 17 Mar, 2010

    This is my go-to coffee ice cream - absolutely perfect. Everyone who tries it says "This is the best coffee ice cream I have ever eaten."

  • Learner10 2 May, 2009

    King Arthur Flour Company sells an excellent Espresso powder.

  • chefette86 25 Jul, 2008

    Nescafe makes 100% pure espresso instant coffee powder

  • RebeccaReavis 28 Apr, 2008

    Espresso Power is simply instant espresso coffee. Available in most larger food markets. Hope this helps!

  • cookiesgalore 21 Mar, 2008

    Where can a person find "espresso powder"??? I have looked and can't find it at any local grocer or specialty shop? Is the internet my only recourse?

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