This no churn coffee ice cream is easy to make and it only takes a few ingredients. You don’t even need an ice cream maker. All you need is a beater to get the cream to form stiff peaks. It’s an amazing way to get more of that coffee taste you love in a decadent dessert. For best results, choose a fresh coffee that tastes great, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee.
Instant or Regular Coffee?
Many coffee ice cream recipes use instant coffee or brewed coffee, but this one’s different. It calls for ground coffee beans. There’s a reason for that. They give it a strong coffee taste and neat texture that’s dotted with bits of coffee beans. It looks beautiful and gives your taste buds a treat.
Choosing Your Coffee
Since you’ll be able to taste the coffee distinctly and notice it with your other senses, it’s best to think twice about which brand you’ll use. A low-acid brand tastes smoother and less bitter than a brand with more acid. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is guaranteed fresh, has a reduced acid content, and is certified organic. Choose Whole Bean Coffee if you want to grind your own, or Ground Coffee if you prefer.
There isn’t that much coffee in this recipe compared to in a large cup of regular coffee, but you still might want to think about caffeine. If you’re super sensitive, or you’re planning to have this dessert in the afternoon or at night, you might want to consider using decaffeinated coffee. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee comes in Whole Bean and Ground Decaf varieties.
Preparing Your Coffee
If you are using whole bean coffee, grind the beans to a fine texture. If you’re using ground bean coffee, you’re ready to go! Either way, you need about 3 tablespoons of coffee grinds.
These are some ways you can vary this recipe to suit your tastes.
Make it extra chocolatey by stirring in 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder (baking cocoa) when you add the ground coffee beans.
Lower the fat content by using half and half instead of cream.
You can add a ripe banana and beat it into the cream mixture.
You can add a splash of flavoring syrup, such as in almond or hazelnut flavor.
Pecans, walnuts, and peanuts are all good ways to add crunch. You can stir them in with the chocolate chunks or chips.
Recipe for No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
Makes 6 servings
3 tablespoons of ground coffee, fine or coarse
2 cups of heavy cream
1 can of sweetened, condensed milk
1 cup of chopped dark or milk chocolate or chocolate chips
Stir the coffee into ¼ cup of hot water and let it sit.
In a bowl, whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.
Whisk in the coffee and condensed milk.
Gently stir in the chocolate.
Pour the mixture into a baking pan and cover it. Freeze it overnight.