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This coffee ice cream is a must-try for any coffee fan and it is truly one of the best coffee ice creams! It has a creamy texture with a perfect coffee flavor. It is made in the ice cream maker with only 4 ingredients and no eggs.
- What is coffee ice cream made of?
- How to make coffee ice cream from instant coffee?
- Why does my homemade ice cream freeze so hard?
- How long does ice cream last without preservatives?
- Serving suggestions for coffee ice cream
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What is coffee ice cream made of?
This coffee ice cream is made with instant coffee. Brewed coffee can add too much water to the ice cream mixture, so I find it easy and convenient to make it with instant coffee.
I have used the Nescafe classic instant coffee but any other brand will work well. You can also use any other flavors like vanilla, hazelnut, or French vanilla.
You can easily adjust the amount of coffee depending on how strong the flavor you want. Other ingredients are whole milk, heavy cream, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
How to make coffee ice cream from instant coffee?
It is very easy to make coffee ice cream at home. Blend milk, sugar, coffee, and a pinch of salt using a hand blender or Vitamix until all the ingredients have dissolved. This step is important in order to get smooth and creamy ice cream.
Add the heavy cream to the milk mixture and mix it with the help of a spoon or spatula. There is no need to blend it as the ice cream will be churned in the ice cream maker. It is best to chill the mixture in the refrigerator for about 2 hours before churning.
Depending on the type of ice cream maker, you may have to freeze the bowl for 24 hours before churning. I have used the Cuisinart compressor ice cream maker and there is no need to freeze the bowl.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker and looking to buy one then check out this post on which ice cream maker to buy and a collection of ice cream maker recipes.
Stir the mixture once before pouring it into the ice cream maker bowl and then churn it in the ice cream maker for about 25 minutes. If you want you can add some shaved chocolate towards the end of the cycle.
The ice cream will be of soft-serve consistency. Although it would be irresistible and may want to eat it right away, it is best to freeze the ice cream for at least 5-6 hours before serving.
Why does my homemade ice cream freeze so hard?
If you do not blend sugar and milk well then the ice cream can end up as a hard block after freezing. It is key to blend the ingredients well (except heavy cream) to get nice creamy ice cream.
How long does ice cream last without preservatives?
The best part of making ice cream at home is that you have total control over the ingredients and make it without any preservatives. Homemade ice cream without preservatives can last up to 2 months.
It is best for a week as you may see an icy layer on top of the ice cream after a week or so but the icy layer can be easily scooped out.
Serving suggestions for coffee ice cream
This coffee ice cream is absolutely delicious and you cannot resist! I love to top the ice cream with a pinch of instant coffee. You can also add some chocolate chips, grated chocolate, or even chocolate syrup.
Sometimes when I make iced coffee, I like to add a scoop of coffee ice cream along with some whipped cream and caramel. It is a true delight to enjoy in the summer!
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