Last year I was determined to make my favourite frozen treat in the world: coffee ice cream. As fabulous as it was, it was a lot of work and very high in fat.
After making Ingrid Hoffman’s Orange Julius Sorbet I started asking myself if there was a way to use a similar ice cream-making technique for my favourite flavour? The only way to find out was to give it a shot.
I brewed close to 3 cups of strong generic decaf coffee. I let it cool completely and then chilled in the fridge.
Then I whisked in one can of sweetened condensed milk so everything was well combined.
I poured into my completely frozen ice cream maker. It took a while to really freeze so I let it churn for at least half an hour, until it started to sound like it was struggling.
I like using my old yogurt containers to store my frozen treats. I put the mixture in the freezer immediately and chilled completely.
Divine! It does not have that thick consistency and depth of flavour that my other coffee ice cream has because it is more icy than creamy but it is low in fat and delicious! Our friend Mike is an ice cream connoisseur and had a bite over the weekend, closed his eyes and said, “This is one of the best things I have ever tasted.”
Wow, now that is high praise!
If you do not have an ice cream maker you could try making this as a granita. Put everything in a casserole dish and freeze for 45 minutes and then scrape a fork through the mixture. Keep doing this every half hour. You will end up with coffee ice but that will also be amazing, I am sure.
Only three ingredients and so much flavour! It may not be sunny or warm here but at least it can taste like summer.
Cathy Webster (Olliffe) says
Oh, oh, oh.. that looks fabulous *going off to look for ice cream maker*
I’ll take Mike’s word for it and add this to my ever growing list of things to make this summer. My kids are already coffee addicts so I can’t say this would be just for the grown-ups around here, we’re ALL in for a super coffee treat! Just another excuse to use my new ice cream maker as well, hooray!
Suzie Ridler says
Cathy, hope you find your ice cream maker because you will love this!
Ava, Mike is an absolute expert in ice cream. No matter where we go, he disappears and returns with ice cream. It’s like he knows where the ice cream fairies live so I was thrilled he enjoyed the ice cream as much as I did.
A great one for you and the kids but I do recommend using decaf, for your sanity this summer.
Sounds yummy! I’ve never made ice cream… I might have to give the granita idea a shot! I’ll let you know if I do 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I love that there’s only 3 ingredients. I just made this and put it in the freezer… after I sampled it, of course. It’s delicious! I’m going to serve it with a drizzle of chocolate sauce to make it sorta mocha-y! Yum!
Shannon Riley says