Coffee ice cream has to be one of the most refreshing summer treats available. This tasty, frozen dessert combines the refreshing coolness of ice cream with the tantalizing flavor of coffee. Factor in a little energy boost from the coffee...and you've got yourself a super summer treat!
Thinking that frozen coffee treats are just reserved for specialty shops and that only gourmet chefs can churn out this fantastic treat, it's a wonderful surprise to taste the product of this recipe for the first time! Yup! You can make this great tasting dessert in the comfort of your own home!
Whether you're heading out to cut the grass, you've just come in from weeding the garden, or you just want a chilled bowl full of frozen goodness...you'll be happy to relax with the tasty treat made from this simple recipe. You'll be surprised that you made it yourself!
This recipe is versatile. You can make it to suit your "coffee tastes and preferences." Some people like their coffee weak; others will only drink it strong. Some people are adamant regular flavored coffee drinkers; others love the variety of flavored coffee now and then. Some people choose espresso over coffee.
When it comes to this recipe, you can adjust it to suit your likes and churn out a treat that's perfect for you!
Do you like your coffee strong or weak? Use more or less coffee to suit your preference! Are you in the mood for flavored coffee? Simply use your favorite flavored instant coffee! Do you like coffee or espresso better? Use your favorite instant coffee or espresso!
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp instant coffee or espresso (2 tbsp for a weaker flavor, 2 1/2 tbsp for a moderate coffee flavor)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions for Making Homemade Coffee Ice Cream
Step 1: With an electric mixer or whisk, mix milk, granulated sugar, and instant coffee until the sugar and coffee have completely dissolved.
Step 2: Stir heavy cream and vanilla extract into the coffee mixture.
Step 3: Pour mixture into your ice cream maker.
Step 4: Mix ingredients in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. Ice cream will be thick when finished.
Step 5: Dig in and enjoy!
With your bowl filled to overflowing with this tasty bowl of homemade coffee ice cream, you can sit back...relax...and enjoy the beautiful day!