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Espresso Ice Cream

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This perfectly creamy espresso ice cream with a hint of espresso and a little coffee liqueur for added kick is a delicious treat for these hot summer days.

Espresso Ice Cream

I never thought I’d be someone who wanted to make homemade ice cream. I mean, it’s just so easy to go to the store and pick some up.

Why would I want to make homemade ice cream?

Of course that all changed when I saw an ice cream maker on a trip to Home Goods once. Immediately, without looking at the price, I put it in my cart and never looked back.

Unfortunately, it was fall/winter at the time and so it sat in the basement with all the other appliances that don’t fit in my postage stamp kitchen.

I feel because of that reason that half of the things I have don’t get used because, “out of sight, out of mind.”


Espresso Ice Cream

Eventually, I went down to the basement to do some spring cleaning and spotted the ice cream maker in the corner. I put away the boxes that I had in my hands and returned back upstairs with the maker.

I had no idea what I was going to make, but I knew it had to be something good.

The first recipe happened to be red velvet cheesecake ice cream that turned out amazing and I was hooked. I needed more recipes to make.

I started flipping through the pages of the little cookbook that came in the box and happened on an Almond Coffee Ice Cream recipe.

Espresso Ice Cream

Espresso is one of my favorite things and I always, always have a jar of instant espresso powder in the pantry. I add it to my daily smoothies and a bunch of other things and thought it would be the perfect accompaniment to a homemade ice cream.

And this Espresso Ice Cream was born.

It turned out so creamy and delicious with just a hint of espresso flavor. The prefect thing to enjoy on these – getting hotter – summer days.

Espresso Ice Cream

Espresso Ice Cream

This perfectly creamy espresso ice cream with a hint of espresso and a little coffee liqueur for added kick is a delicious treat for these hot summer days.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 1 quart


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp coffee liqueur


  • In a medium bowl, mix together milk, sugar, and espresso powder until sugar is dissolved. 
  • Add heavy cream, vanilla, and coffee liqueur and stir to combine.
  • Turn on ice cream machine and pour the mix into the freezer bowl. Let churn until ice cream is thickened and soft, about 20-25 minutes. 
  • Transfer to airtight container and freeze for additional 1 hour. Serve and enjoy!
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  1. I had 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream that I didn’t know what to do with. I found this recipe, had all the ingredients, and cut it in half. Wow!!! Delicious. Will definitely make again. This will be a real treat for dessert for a couple who is used to going out at least once a week for dinner and can’t now due to the current situation. Thank you so much for a great and very simple recipe!!

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