Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

May 19, 2023
Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Indulge in the rich and aromatic flavors of our Coffee Ice Cream recipe. Made with freshly brewed coffee and a creamy base, this frozen treat is perfect for coffee lovers and dessert enthusiasts alike. Begin by brewing a strong pot of coffee and letting it cool completely. In a separate bowl, whisk together heavy cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.

Pour the cooled coffee into the cream mixture, stirring until fully incorporated. Chill the mixture thoroughly, then pour it into an ice cream maker and churn until it reaches a smooth and creamy consistency. Transfer the coffee ice cream to a lidded container and freeze until firm. Serve this delicious treat in bowls or cones, and savor the rich and invigorating flavors of homemade coffee ice cream.

How to make Coffee Ice Cream

Prep Time : 20 mins

Cook Time : 10 mins

Chilling/Churning/Freezing Time : 6 hrs

Total Time : 6 hrs 30 mins

Servings : 12 servings


  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 to 1 ½ TBS instant coffee (decaf or regular)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


1. Warm half and half, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisking to dissolve sugar.

2. Beat egg yolks in a small mixing bowl, add ½ cup of the warm mixture to the egg yolks and whisk to combine. Then add that mixture to the half and half on the stovetop.

3. Whisk in coffee granulates until dissolved.

4. Cook over medium-low heat stirring constantly until the mixture thickens slightly – just barely sticking to the back of a spatula or until it reaches 170 degrees F.

5. Place the heavy cream into a bowl with a fine mesh strainer on top of the bowl.

6. Strain the custard into the heavy cream. Discard what is left on the strainer.

7. Add vanilla extract, stir to combine.

8. Transfer to an airtight container and cool completely in the fridge (preferably overnight).

9. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and churn until frozen (about 30-40 minutes).

10. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze completely, about 4 hours.

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