Coffee Ice Cream

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I have always been fascinated with Donvier Ice Cream Makers. They are non-electric so they are portable.  I have been known to churn ice cream  in the car on the way to a party.   Because the mixer paddle is turned by hand,  the ice cream can be frozen harder than a machine can normally accomplish.

Since I keep the canister in the freezer at all times, I’m ready to make ice cream at a moment’s notice.  It makes approximately 1 1/4 quart.  Just perfect for 6-8 people who aren’t  big eaters.

This recipe is my favorite.  If you prefer vanilla, leave the coffee out.  It’s delicious with chopped fresh fruit or chocolate chips.  If you need or want to avoid raw eggs, consider yourself warned.

P.S.  Click here to see recipe for cookies pictured above.

P.P.S. Those chocolate curls??  Check out one of my favorite blogs,  Pioneer Woman Cooks for easy, foolproof directions and pictures.

P.P.P.S. Adapted from the Sweet Cream Base recipe published in Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book.  The original recipe called for 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 cup whole milk.  YIKES!  I replaced one of the cups of heavy cream and the cup of whole milk with 2 cups of skim milk.  Of course this reduces the richness and calories drastically.  (I’m including it in the Skinny Secrets category.) It’s still absolutely delicious and irresistible, especially the day it’s made.  However, if left in the freezer over 24 hrs, it may become rather hard and difficult to dip.   Let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to soften.

Coffee Ice Cream
Recipe type: Dessert
Homemade coffee ice cream
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso
  • 1 tablespoon vodka (to keep it from freezing too hard)
  1. Blend eggs with sugar until well blended.
  2. Whisk in salt, milk, cream, and instant espresso. Add vodka.
  3. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze.


Nutrtional Stats based on 8 servings (1/2 cup–which isn’t nearly enough, I know):

  • Calories 153
  • Fat 6.7 g
  • Sodium 82 mg
  • Carbohydrates 20.2 g
  • Protein 3.8 g
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Scooter August 28, 2009 at 4:53 am

Love the nutritional stats. Keep them coming.
btw…..I have had salad every day for 2 weeks.
Best thing that has ever happened to lunch for me.


Romaine August 28, 2009 at 5:20 am

Scooter, So cool about the salad. Keep changing it up so you don’t get tired of it. I DO get tired of preparing it (so I try to do it first thing on Saturday morning when I have lots of energy) but I never get tired of eating it. I always have a little something (as in 1/4 cup portion) I really like to go with it–usually some kind of leftover veggie or entree from the night before.


Jacque August 27, 2009 at 8:16 pm

LOL, I’m laughing about the part where you sometimes churn ice cream on the way to a party. At least it’s fresh that way!

Your ice cream looks perfect 🙂


Nancy August 27, 2009 at 10:11 am

Now isn’t your post timely!
I happen to have one of these that used to belong to my parents.. and it has just been sitting there.. waiting for me to make Coffee Ice Cream.
Thanks so much~~


Liz August 27, 2009 at 9:22 am

This looks fantastic… and I just love your site!


Ann Hastings August 27, 2009 at 9:16 am

This looks great- I’ll have to try it!! I can attest to those cookies, I’ve made them twice since you shared the recipe, each time they’re gone in one sitting with friends!!! Thanks for sharing such GREAT recipes!!!


Susie August 27, 2009 at 8:58 am

sounds yummy! you should mention adding the blackberries to make blackberry flavor too. that was my favorite! also, for the nutrition info, i would add how much a “serving” actually is…is it for 8, 1 cup servings, or 8, 1/2 cup servings? some people may have differing opinions on what a serving should be…and for ice cream, i want as large of a serving as possible! and this is from a dietitian! 🙂


Suzanne August 27, 2009 at 6:37 am

I’m not a coffee fan, but my husband (Joey) would love this! I’ve not seen those ice cream makers…must check them out!
I like your layout too… I’m new to wordpress, was on blogger for almost 5 years. I like wordpress much better so far but I’m getting used to it also!
Have a good day Paula!


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