Coffee Ice Cream


Homemade ice cream is fantastic. It's fresh and delicious, especially when it's made with your own home-roasted coffee. Ahhh. . . the perfect summer treat. Note that this recipe has some alcohol and caffeine. If it is for the kids, leave out the booze and consider using decaf coffee. With that disclaimer behind us, let us make some coffee ice cream.

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream
Homemade Coffee Ice Cream


  • 3 cups light cream
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup rum or Kahlua
  • 1/2 cup cold strong coffee
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Heat and Beat, then Chill

Scald light cream while blending in sugar. Add slowly over beaten eggs and blend thoroughly. Cook while stirring on top of a double boiler until thickened, and chill.

Heat the cream
Heat the cream

Add Coffee

Next add the cooled coffee, salt, and whipping cream.

Mix more
Mix more

Ice Cream Machine

With either electric or hand-operated ice cream freezer, use churning instruction with the freezer. Begin churning in the freezer. When almost frozen, add vanilla and Kahlua. The finished ice cream will be of a soft-serve consistency until hardened in a freezer.

Hamilton Beach 68330R 4-Quart Automatic Ice-Cream Maker
Hamilton Beach 68330R 4-Quart Automatic Ice-Cream Maker (AMAZON.COM)

You may omit the Kahlua and try a flavored coffee in this recipe.

Published: August 2002, Last Modified: September 2011