Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream…yum. It sure sounds good right now! I am sitting here in my Pacific Northwest home, writing this simple homemade ice cream recipe on a day where it will be hitting 95 degrees! A bit of a heat wave today for us Oregonians. Whew…it’s hot out there!Coffee Ice Cream / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

My husband and I love this simple and delicious, creamy, and COLD coffee ice cream. I’ve made this recipe too many times to count, for our family and friends. Call me crazy, but I’ve even been known to package up pints of homemade ice cream as surprise gifts for friends!

I’ve added in various ingredients at times (as the mood hits)… things like chocolate chips, chocolate fudge, etc. I’ve put this ice cream on top of brownies, on top of molten lava cakes, etc. It is always a big hit, whichever way I serve it. (We all scream for ice cream, right?)

Enjoy this basic recipe, but make it YOUR OWN! Add whatever goodies you think would make this even better than it already is!

Coffee Ice Cream / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Nothing beats a cup, bowl, or cone with some great homemade ice cream in it, on a hot, summer day. I hope you enjoy this recipe, made in your very own ice cream maker. I love the convenience of my Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Machine (no, I am NOT compensated by the manufacturer for saying that…I just LOVE my ice cream maker!)

Coffee Ice Cream / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Coffee Ice Cream / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source: Cuisinart Instruction and Recipe Booklet, pg 9 ( copyright 2002 Cuisinart)

Coffee Ice Cream
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Rich and creamy, this coffee-flavored ice cream is the perfect frozen treat on a hot summer day!
Category: Dessert
Servings: 12 1/2 cup servings
Calories Per Serving: 203 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1 cup whole milk , well chilled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons instant coffee crystals (or espresso powder)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream , well chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Place the milk, granulated sugar and instant coffee crystals (or espresso powder) into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Using a hand mixer (on low speed) or a wire whisk, mix these three ingredients until the sugar and coffee crystals are dissolved. This will take about 1-2 minutes.
  3. STIR in the heavy whipping cream and the vanilla extract.
  4. Once all ingredients have been combined, pour the ice cream mixture into the canister of your ice cream machine, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
Nutrition Facts
Coffee Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 100mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 12.3%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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