Since I was a little kid I have always loved coffee flavoured ice cream. It was and is always a special treat because it’s not a flavour that is readily available. To buy it you have to go to an ice cream parlour or find it somewhere that sells boutique brands. Or you can make your own…
This recipe is very rich, so a single scoop is easily enough to satisfy.
- 1/3 c very strong espresso coffee
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 1/3 c dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 c thickened cream
- 1 c whole milk
- 1/2 t vanilla
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk hot coffee and sugar together until sugar has dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover the bowl and refridgerate for at least 2 hours.
Mix in ice cream maker as per manufacturer’s instructions. (I use a Cuisinart which I love. It is easy to use and easy to clean, and I keep the bowl in a freezer so that I can whip up a batch whenever the mood grabs me.)
To serve I create a base from Butternut Snap cookies (microwave a couple at a time for about 20-30 seconds, flatten out a bit with a rolling pin and set in a muffin pan), and top the ice cream with ground coffee.