Recipe By LauraF
Published Nov 15th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional 18h 20m Ready In 18h 45m
Servings 1 quart Calories 302.6

Coffee ice cream is my favorite flavor, and I wanted to see if I could use the cold brew technique to get pure coffee flavor in the base. I think it worked very well. I added chunks of ganache and cacao nibs after churning the ice cream. You can try any add-ins you like!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • ¾ cup coffee beans, coarsely ground
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup superfine sugar
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlua®)

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine 1 cup cream and coffee in a container. Stir to combine; seal and let steep in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. 2 Remove the cream mixture from the refrigerator. Line a fine-mesh sieve with cheesecloth and place over a medium saucepan. Strain the mixture, squeezing the cheesecloth to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the cheesecloth and its contents.
  3. 3 Add remaining cream and 1 cup milk to the saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat. Stir in sugar, milk powder, and vanilla extract. Simmer until well combined, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk 2 tablespoons milk with tapioca starch. Stir into the hot ice cream base. Stir in coffee liqueur.
  4. 4 Cool ice cream base to room temperature, at least 20 minutes. Refrigerate, 4 hours to overnight.
  5. 5 Churn ice cream base in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Pack into a freezer-safe container. Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 302.6
  • Carbohydrate 20.4 g
  • Cholesterol 84.8 mg
  • Fat 22.7 g
  • Protein 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.2 g
  • Sodium 56.4 mg
  • Sugar 17.2 g


  1. Super duper! Maybe steeping the coffee in milk rather than cream would be easier though. Also I don't advise using more than the recommended amount of Kahlua. Good job LF