Deliciously sweet and creamy homemade coffee ice cream made with just three ingredients! Top it with a shot of espresso or pour over cold brew for an incredible coffee ice cream affogato style treat!
Hey lovelies! It’s been hot ’round these parts. Scorcher status… and recently while my husband and I were outside building a big swing for our patio (seriously, I have some house updates to share with you so NEW HOUSE stuff coming soon!!!!!!), getting a sunburn and watching our kids splash in the pool, we were commenting on how we always forget how hot it actually feels this time of year. With that said, cold drinks, popsicles and ice cream are on repeat.
I was ready for an adult version of a treat though. And by that I mean COFFEE because you all know I’m a coffee fan. I mean, hello tee in my shop that says I Coffee So Hard! 😉
Now, of course, this can be made with decaf so it’s kid-friendly and also midnight-sneak-a-dessert friendly, but I went hard-core this time. And this time? It didn’t matter because it was gone before the kids could get to it and there wasn’t any left to dive into at night either… it was THAT good! I guess I should clarify that my parents and our neighbors stopped by, so I couldn’t really keep it all to myself anyway.
To make it EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE, we made it affogato style! In Italian, the word affogato actually means “drowned”, though typically it’s a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato drowned in a shot of espresso. We upped the ante with our coffee ice cream and drowned it in our classic cold brew for a twist between an adult ice cream float and affogato treat. I don’t think there are enough words; just SO good.
It couldn’t be easier to whip up a batch of this coffee ice cream… whether you have an ice cream maker or not! Just combine the ingredients and pour into your ice cream machine to let the magic happen or pour into a loaf pan and freeze! Making my own means I know just what goes into our treats, and can skip the weird stuff.
We’ve partnered in making recipes with Horizon for awhile now, as you can pretty much always spot their signature red as an organic staple in our kitchen. No matter what I’m making, from main dishes to sides to the sweet stuff, my goal is sticking to simple, recognizable ingredients. Typically when I start shuffling into the kitchen, I’ve got a kid or two on my heels and I want to let them be curious and adventurous with what we eat without adding complicated things (like ingredients we can’t pronounce) in our food… and it’s also why I’m passionate about good food on the table without spending my entire day in the kitchen. This is why I turn to Horizon for uncomplicated options like Horizon organic whipping cream whenever I’m making ice cream or whipped cream or Horizon organic macaroni and cheese mixes because I can combine the simplicity of a meal my kiddos already love with other fun flavors (like our pumpkin bacon mac and cheese or one pot taco mac and cheese… both SO good!). ?
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- I cup brewed coffee (chilled)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- In a large bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Mix coffee, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla into heavy cream mixture.
- Pour ice cream mixture into your ice cream machine and follow instructions or into an airtight container and freeze for 5-6 hours or overnight.
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