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How to make Coffee Ice-Cream or Espresso Coffee Liqueur Ice-Cream? Step by Step Coffee Ice Cream Recipes

Updated on October 2, 2011

Nothing can beat this coffee ice cream. It is refreshing, cooling and thirst quenching on a hot sunny day or a cold winter day. Forget the caffeine, forget the fat, just indulge!


Coffee Ice-Cream Recipe


½ cup sugar

2 eggs

1 ½ cups of milk

1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of instant coffee

1 cup fresh cream


1) Beat the eggs and sugar until frothy.

2) Stir in milk and beat until smooth.

3) On low heat, bring the mixture to almost boiling and remove from the heat.

4) Add the instant coffee powder and fresh cream. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

5) Pour into a shallow stainless steel container

6) Let cool in the freezer.

7) Set the freezer to lowest temperature of the fridge.

8) Freeze the ice-cream.

9) For smoother texture, take the ice-cream out every 15 minutes and stir (or blend).

10) Repeat the freezing and stirring (or blending) several times until satisfactory smooth texture is achieved.

Tips for making smooth texture :

1) Freeze the ice-cream quickly at very low temperature. Therefore set the freezer temperature to lowest temperature possible and wait one hour before putting the ice-cream inside.

2) Use metal (or stainless steel) container as it is a better heat conductor than plastic container. This will aid in increasing the rate of freezing.

3) The amount of sugar specified in the recipes cannot be reduced without affecting the texture of the ice-cream.

Espresso Coffee Liqueuer Ice-Cream
Espresso Coffee Liqueuer Ice-Cream

If you enjoy bigger project, try this one.

Espresso Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream


1 shot of Espresso

3-4 tablespoon homemade coffee liqueur (see recipe below)
375ml low fat milk
120g brown sugar (add more sugar if you want it sweeter and vice versa)
1-2 vanilla bean
2 eggs
250 ml fresh cream
pinch of salt
25g chocolate bar, chopped into cubes

Note : If you don’t have vanilla bean, you can use vanilla extract to replace.


1. Pour milk and sugar into a pot.

2. Using a sharp knife, cut open the vanilla beans. Remove the seeds. Add the pod and seeds into the milk. On medium low heat, bring the milk mixture to almost boil. Turn off the heat immediately.

3. Whisk the two eggs in a large container until frothy. Gently whisk the hot milk into the egg mixture to temper it.

4. Pour the mixture, 125ml of the fresh cream , shot of Espresso and pinch of salt into the pot.

5. Heat on medium-low heat, until it reaches custard texture. That will take about 5 to 10 minutes of continuous stirring.

6. Remove the mixture from the pot.

7. Lightly whip the remaining fresh cream and add to the ice-cream mixture in the pot.

8. Add the homemade coffee liqueur. Stir well.

9. Strain for a smoother ice-cream (optional).

10. Cover the mixture and refrigerate overnight.

11. Remove the vanilla beans.

12. Churn the mixture in the ice-cream machine.

13. Add half of the chocolate cubes.

14. Scoop the mixture into a container and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate cubes on top.

15. Freeze for several hours.

16. Before serving, leave the ice-cream at room temperature to soften for 5-10 minutes.

The ice-cream texture is the best on the day it is made, so indulge in it as soon as it is made.

Coffee Liqueur
Coffee Liqueur | Source

Homemade Coffee Liquor Recipe

½ cup instant coffee

1 cups of sugar

3 cups of water

Pinch of salt

2 ½ cups of vodka

3 tablespoons of vanilla extract


1) In a pot, add in the coffee, sugar, water and salt. Stir well.

2) Over high heat, stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.

3) Bring the mixture to boil.

4) Reduce to low heat and simmer for 1 hour.

5) Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and vodka.

6) Let cool and store in a container for 2 to 3 weeks before consume.

7) Pour in a short glass and savour !

If you have ice-cream maker, you can try this one :


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    • PaigSr profile image

      PaigSr 20 months ago from State of Confussion

      Coffee ice cream is my favorite. I have one recipe at this time. Now I have a couple to add to my collection. Thank you.

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      Randomovic 4 years ago from Egypt

      i'm addicted to coffee ice cream

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      I feel like I hit the jack pot! Making coffee ice cream is this easy? I can not way to try this and will be making it very soon. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. You better know it, tweeted, bookmarked, and rated awesome!

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      DeanCash 5 years ago

      I never thought we could make that one. Thank you. I will ask my wife to make one for our family.

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      This sure looks delicious! I love making my own ice cream. Once you make your own it sure is hard to buy it from the store isn't it?

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      Ingenira 5 years ago

      kerlynb, sorry, I misssed out in replying to your comment. Appreciate your comment very much. Yes, I didn't know making ice-cream can be so easy too until I tried it out.

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      Ingenira 5 years ago

      thank you, Scribenet. Glad to know that you are coffee flavoured ice-cream too.

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      Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I missed this earlier... Yum, I have an ice-cream maker and I love coffee type, I have bookmarked for continuous use in spring and summer! Thank you!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      thanks, carcro, me too !

      thanks, randomcreative, try it when you get the time... :)

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I LOVE coffee ice cream and have had a lot of difficulty finding it in grocery stores this past year. Maybe I need to start making it myself! Thanks for these great recipes. Bookmarking this one!

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      Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

      Man, that looks so good! Love those coffee flavoured ice cream drinks! Thanks for sharing! And nice pics... Voted Up and Awesome...

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      thanks, Pamela, hope you'll like it.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      These all sound very interesting and I am going to try the ice cream for sure. Great recipes.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      thanks, Megan Coxe.

      Hope you'll like it, kerlynb.

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      kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Whoa! I never knew making an ice cream was this easy! I had always thought I'd needed to buy an ice cream maker or something. Thanks for coming up with this hub. I'm bookmarking it 'coz I'm going to make your coffee ice cream this weekend. I actually love ice creams and coffee. Your steps are really simple and your ingredients are quite cheap :) A million thanks for this one! Voted up!

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      Megan Coxe 6 years ago from somewhere between here and there

      Excellent recipe and I'm impressed by the homemade liquor as well! since I can't make it now myself, I guess I'll just have to go buy some ice cream!