Monday, March 09, 2009

Espresso Coffee Ice Cream

If we had to pick our favourite ice cream, it will have to be vanilla bean or Espresso Coffee. You can't help but fall in love with the coffee and kahlua combination.

Definitely an adult dessert, not recommended for children.

Espresso Ice Cream
Makes about 1 Litre

Ingredients
375ml low fat milk (light blue top)
100g sugar
1-2 vanilla bean
2 eggs
250 ml cream
1 shot Espresso
pinch salt
3-4 Tbsp Kahlua coffee liqueur

25g Cadbury chocolate, chopped

Coffee n Kahlua Ice Cream

Method
1. Pour milk and sugar into a saucepan. Using a sharp knife, split the vanilla beans in half lengthways. Scrape out the seeds and add the pod and seeds into the milk. Heat on medium-low to a simmer point (do not allow to simmer).

2. In another container whisk the eggs. Gently whisk the hot milk into the egg mixture to temper it.

3. Return the entire mixture, half the cream, Espresso and salt into the saucepan and heat on medium-low heat until custard consistency stirring all the time (5-10 minutes).

4. Remove custard from the heat. Lightly whip the remaining cream and add to the custard.

5. Add Kahlua. Stir well to combine. Strain for a smoother ice cream (optional).

6. Cover the top of the mix with a clingwrap to prevent a skin from forming.

7. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavour develop.

8. Remove vanilla beans. Churn in ice cream machine and add some of the choc chunks. Spoon mixture into an airtight container, sprinkle the rest of chopped chocolate on top. Freeze for several hours.

9. Leave at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Robert Harris New Guinea Gold Coffee Ice Cream
Note
1. The vanilla bean can be substituted with 1 tsp vanilla extract.
2. The texture of the ice cream will always be the best on the day it is made.
3. Add more sugar if you have a sweet tooth.

Tip
The ice cream will be softer if kept as near the top of the chest freezer as you can.

Espresso and Kahlua Liqueur Ice Cream

8 Comments:

Sophie said...

The grown up flavors in your ice cream sound divine :D!

Anonymous said...

oh lovely,

espresso ice cream is always one of my favorite. yum yum, too bad i don't have an ice cream maker to try this.

Oh i once tried vanilla and basil flavored ice cream too. Love the tinge of the basil. Maybe you should experiment.

Cheers,
http://chaokar.blogspot.com

Sinner said...

Sophie - It is a good excuse to keep the kids from eating all the ice cream. lol

Chaokar - If I ever grow basil in my garden, I might try throwing some in.

Not Another Omnivore said...

Mmmm...I love products that incorporate alcohol! I always think they're so creative and delicious sounding!

NAOmni

Foodfreak said...

I made this the other day (with full-fat milk) and thought it was divine. Thanks for sharing.

Sinner said...

NAOmni - you will fall in love with this ice cream.

Foodfreak - Glad you like this alcoholic dessert. Thanks for the feedback.

Dazy said...

Once me and my colleague had a chance to have Swiss premium ice creams, two scoops of Movenpick ice creams of our choice. They were simply soothing. This is something one can’t afford to miss. You scream, I scream for Ice Cream!!

amish bed frames said...

I have always loved coffee flavored ice creams! They are the most delicious ever!

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