Homemade coffee ice cream is rich and creamy, is easy to make with only a few ingredients, and is the perfect frozen treat on a hot summer day!Homemade coffee ice cream is rich and creamy, is easy to make with only a few ingredients, and is the perfect frozen treat on a hot summer day!

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!

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When it’s this hot outside we LOVE making homemade ice cream! My husband and I love the flavor of 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!

So Many Ways To Enjoy Coffee Ice Cream!

I’ve added in various ingredients at times (as the mood hits). Some favorite things we enjoy adding are chocolate chips, chocolate fudge, etc. I’ve even served this coffee ice cream on top of brownies, or molten lava cakes (see photo below). This yummy ice cream is always a big hit, whichever way I serve it. We all scream for ice cream, right?

Coffee ice cream on top of molten lava cake with syrup and whipped cream

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

Coffee Ice Cream in a glass serving bowl.
Nothing beats a cup, bowl, or cone with some great homemade coffee ice cream in it (and maybe a bit of hot fudge), on a hot, summer day. I hope you enjoy this recipe, made in your very own ice cream maker.

Coffee ice cream with fudge topping, in a blue mug

The Ice Cream Maker I Use

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!. There is no need for ice or rock salt. This machine just plugs into an electrical outlet, and goes to town making great ice cream ready to eat in about 20 minutes!

I use this electric machine to make ice cream.

I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve made this coffee ice cream over the years! Sure do hope you will give this delicious ice cream a try… I’m sure you will enjoy it!

Looking For More ICE CREAM Recipes?

You can find all of my ice cream recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have quite a few of them you’ll really enjoy, including:

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Recipe Source: Cuisinart Instruction and Recipe Booklet, page 9 ( copyright 2002 Cuisinart)


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Coffee Ice Cream
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Freezing Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Homemade coffee ice cream is rich and creamy, is easy to make with only a few ingredients, and is the perfect frozen treat on a hot summer day!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee ice cream
Servings: 12 1/2 cup servings
Calories Per Serving: 203 kcal
Author: JB @ 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*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Coffee Ice Cream

  1. OMG thank you! My Cuisinart machine has been unused on top of my fridge for years, and this summer I pulled it out and I have been so delighted with what I’ve made.

    I found your recipe when I was searching for coffee ice cream that would allow me to reproduce Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch which is no longer available. The results? Well, your fabulous coffee ice cream was exactly what I wanted! I added 3 chopped up Heath Bars (note to self, don’t chop so finely next time) and I…can’t…stop…eating..

    Thank you! Thank you so much!!


    • Good morning! So glad you found the recipe (and your ice cream machine, for that matter – ha ha!). We love our little Cuisinart machine… it’s been a real asset for the past 5-6 years, and still going strong! I have never had that flavor of Ben & Jerry’s but oh my goodness… adding chopped Heath bars to the coffee ice cream sounds outrageously delicious! Gonna have to try that one. Thank you for taking the time to write… I hope you have a fantastic day!

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