Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Coffee Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream

Ice cream.  Scary and difficult to make isn't it?

NO!  IT ISN'T!  I've found this brilliant new method which takes only about 10 minutes of preparation.  No ice cream maker, no constant whisking, just make the mix and freeze.

Don't believe me?  Read on.

coffee ice cream

Coffee chocolate swirl ice cream - makes a big tub full.  Lasts as long as you can resist it!


397g, 14oz tin Sweetened condensed milk
500ml, 17 fl oz Double (heavy) cream
1 Vanilla bean (or some vanilla extract)
1 tbsp Instant coffee
1 tbsp Boiling water
85g, 3oz Plain chocolate


Whisk the condensed milk, cream and vanilla together until it reaches soft peak stage.  This takes about 3-5 minutes with an electric whisk.

Take approx 3 tbsp of the mix into another bowl.  Dissolve the coffee with the water then fold into the 3 tbsp of the reserved mix.

Chop the chocolate roughly by hand (grate or chop with a food processor if you want it much finer).  Blob tbsp of the vanilla and coffee mix into a plastic tub, swirl together without mixing fully.  Put in some of the chocolate then continue to blob in the rest of the mix, continue to swirl then finish off with a sprinkling of chocolate.

Freeze for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight (or maybe a few days if you can resist).  When you want to serve, put out at room temperature for half an hour or so or until slightly softened or put in the fridge for an hour.

mocha ice cream

Don't get me wrong, this is by no means healthy food but why should all food be healthy?

no churn ice cream

The amazing thing though is the texture.  You would expect an ice cream which hasn't been churned to be crystalline and rough.  This is silky smooth and utterly delicious.

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  1. Sounds great! i can almost taste it just by reading the post ;))

    1. Thank you. It was lovely. I had three scoops :-)

  2. I like to think of myself as a bit of a home cook but I have never really thought about making my own ice cream. Thank you! This is such a fab recipe.

    1. I've tried before with an ice cream maker and this is easier AND tastier!

  3. Beautiful photography, the lighting is just perfect!


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