Monday, July 18, 2011

Coffee Ice Cream.

It's pretty steamy in Wisconsin right now. says 83 degrees at 920pm.  Add some humidity and it's nearly least for those who work in it!  What better way to beat the heat than with homemade ice cream?!

This coffee flavored ice cream is easy to make: it doesn't require cracking eggs or heating anything up.  Plus it doesn't freeze as hard as some other homemade ice creams do.  The coffee flavor was perfect for my liking and I'm not one to have a regular cup of coffee (only like the stuff filled with sugary syrups and milk!!)

Coffee Flavored Ice Cream.
(Recipe Adapted from Food Network)
2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups heavy whipping cream

Dissolve coffee granules in the milk.  Add all ingredients into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's directions.

In our case, it was the ice cream maker attachment for our Kitchen Aide that I first learned of from Baked Perfection.  It took about 30 minutes for the ice cream to stiffen up.  After that we popped it in the freezer and ate it several days later.  As I mentioned earlier, we liked this recipe as the ice cream did not get rock was fairly easy to scoop after sitting in the freezer for several days.

If you've never made homemade ice cream before I highly recommend it.  It's a fun (and often easy) way to enjoy a delicious dairy treat!

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