One Step No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
While ice-cream might seem complex to make from scratch, it is possible to recreate flavours that look and taste professionally-made – without the need for an ice-cream machine.
With a few simple ingredients (many of which can be found in your kitchen cupboard) you can easily make coffee ice-cream in one step with no churning required. To find out how, James Carter of Coffee-Direct has shared his 5-minute recipe and top tips on how to create the softest serve.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: No cooking time required Serves: Makes 1 litre
300 ml double cream
175 g condensed milk
2 tbsp ground strong coffee 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
Whisk all the ingredients together for 5 minutes until soft peaks form, and you have a gorgeous, manilla-toned airy mixture. Pour the ice cream into a loaf pan and gently cover it in plastic wrap. Place it in the freezer for at least 6 hours, or until completely frozen. Letting it freeze overnight works best.
Tips from the experts:
‘For a softer texture, you can add alcohol. Alcohol will never freeze hard, so the consistency of your ice-cream will always remain soft. We recommend adding 2 tbsp of coffee liqueur to the recipe for an additional coffee flavour. Don’t add too much liqueur, as too much alcohol can reduce the freezing quality.’
‘You can customise the flavour of each ice-cream by experimenting with your toppings. Be creative with your choice by adding chocolate chunks, cookie dough or even cinnamon if you want a refreshing but spicy flavour.’
‘Another way to enjoy your coffee ice-cream is sandwiched between two cookies. If you are making the cookies from scratch, ensure they are completely cool before placing the ice- cream in-between. You can make a batch of coffee ice-cream sandwiches in advance too. Simply wrap each sandwich in plastic then place in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn.’
‘If you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to go through the process of making ice-cream from scratch, you can make what the Italians call ‘Affogato al Caffè’ which translates to ‘drowned in coffee’. Simply scoop one ball of vanilla ice-cream out and pour one shot of hot espresso over it. Stir the vanilla ice cream into the hot coffee so that it melts a little, and enjoy this quick and refreshing delight.’
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