Rating: 3.64 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 1 1/2 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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Reviews (6)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
06/28/2013
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.
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2010
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."
Rating: Unrated
05/02/2009
King Arthur Flour Company sells an excellent Espresso powder.
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Rating: Unrated
07/25/2008
Nescafe makes 100% pure espresso instant coffee powder
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04/28/2008
Espresso Power is simply instant espresso coffee. Available in most larger food markets. Hope this helps!
Rating: Unrated
03/21/2008
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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