Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream has become a recent addiction of mine. Actually, coffee in general has become an addiction. :) I can’t believe it took me this long to try to make a homemade version of this ice cream, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to become a staple around here. It’s actually really easy to make and only takes one extra step over traditional vanilla ice cream. To give this ice cream a nice strong coffee flavor, all you have to do is steep the coffee beans in the warm milk/cream mixture. Best of all, when making this homemade version, you can use your favorite coffee beans, adjust the sugar to your tastes, and even decide to whether to make it decaf or not! The end result is a sweet creamy treat that tastes just like my favorite morning beverage. :)

Coffee Ice Cream

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Coffee Ice Cream


1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup whole coffee beans


In a medium sized saucepan, whisk together the milk, sugar, salt, and cream. Stir in the coffee beans. Heat on medium heat until mixture is quite warm, but not boiling. Remove from the heat, cover and let sit 1 hour. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and stir in the vanilla. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or up to overnight. Freeze according to your ice cream maker directions.

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13 Responses to “Coffee Ice Cream”

  1. 1

    Rachel Cooks — May 9, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    I need to dig my ice cream maker out from where ever I decided to store it this winter. Hmmm….

    This looks like wonderful ice cream! I love coffee anything. :)

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 9, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I’m game for anything with coffee in it.

  3. 3

    Tammie — May 9, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Thank you for this recipe. I love coffee flavored ice cream! What a great way to use up whole coffee beans. My family has switched to instant coffee as their choice of morning brew.

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    Katie @ Spirals & Spatulas — May 9, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Oh my gosh I need to try this! I love coffee ice cream, and I love making homemade ice cream, so this is probably going to happen soon. :)

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    Charlotte Moore — May 9, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I just wanted to wish you a very HAPPY FiRST MOTHER’S DAY!!!!

  6. 6

    Kathy — May 9, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    Oh! Sounds so good! I love making homemade ice cream!

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — May 9, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    Bet this is tasty! And, I’m sure the caffeine is coming in handy for you… with that new little guy :)

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 10, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    This ice cream looks unbelievable! Absolutely incredible in fact.

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    helen — May 11, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    Can this still be made without a ice cream maker?

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 14, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Oh goodness, I need to try this! It looks delightful :)

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    Farah.F — May 12, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    will it turn out just as good without using an ice cream maker?

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