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Jan 3, 2009 08:55 AM

Looking for a recipe for Coffee Ice Cream

I can't find good coffee ice cream, let alone a store that carries some. I've made ice cream before, but this is my first attempt at coffee. Any suggestions?

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  1. I just make up a regular custard base (equal parts half and half and cream; at least several egg yolks) with less or no vanilla in it. I scald the milk mixture in a very heavy pot and add very coarsely ground coffee, and set the pot aside, covered. Come back in 20-30 minutes to taste and carefully strain if it's too your taste. I use my french press or a sieve lined with cheesecloth.

    I've also seen a recipe floating around the web with many accolades that calls for steeping whole coffee beans in the milk. I'm sure that limits the bitterness, but I can't usually justify using that much (nice) coffee, and I'm not after delicacy of flavor.

    I doubt it matters tremendously, but I'd pick a chocolatey coffee for this purpose. I tend to use good Guatamalan beans.

    1. The Vietnamese coffee ice cream from Perfect Scoop. You can make it standing on one foot and it is soooooooooo delish.

      I left out the coffee grounds.

      Here also, without the grounds, curious.

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      1. re: dolores

        Yummy! The second one looks fabulous. Right now I'm doing what Vetter said: I made a traditional custard base and added in about 2 tablespoons of instant coffee actually. The base tastes great..still waiting for it to chill enough before I put it in the machine. I like to think of myself as a coffee ice cream connoisseur, so I will definitely be trying the ones above as well :)

        1. re: dolores

          I agree on the Perfect Scoop Vietnamese coffee ice cream and I also left out the coffee grounds. The flavor and texture were absolutely perfect (to me).