April 14, 2011

Coffee Ice Cream ~ Summer Special

Its going to be three weeks since I posted a recipe here. The break was not intentional. Two back to back trips and some deadlines to be met at work, I did not get the time or the inclination to blog. And I could not visit any of the blogs too.  After a break, I have the starting trouble to get it started.  For the last two days, I have been trying to post a recipe and finally I am at it. I decided to post an ice cream which is apt for the summer. I referred the recipe at Tarla Dalal's.  I followed ingredients mentioned in the recipe  but went with my intuition regarding the quantity. You don't need an ice cream maker for this and yet get a soft, creamy ice cream.

You need

  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Fresh cream - 1/2 cup (I used Amul)
  • Cornflour - 1/2 tblspn
  • Sugar - 1 tblspn
  • Instant coffee granules - 2 tspn
  • Hot water - 1 tblspn


Take milk in a bowl. Stir in the corn flour and mix so that no lumps are found. Heat the mix and bring it to a boil. Add sugar. Keep stirring so that no lumps are formed and it doesn't stick to the bottom. When the milk turns slightly thick, remove from fire and leave it to cool. 

Add fresh cream, coffee solution and vanilla essence to the milk mix. Whisk to blend. Freeze in a shallow steel container. After two hours, when it is almost set, whisk to break the crystals. Use a wire whisk or a hand blender. Freeze again and repeat the whisking once more when it is set. Then freeze it for 4 hours to set it completely.

Remember to increase the cooling temp of your fridge. Also chill the container before adding the ice cream mix for faster freezing. Adding chilled cream also helps.

Scoop and enjoy the ice cream. The quantity was enough to serve 3. The coffee flavor was very strong. Adjust the amount of coffee granules according to your taste. When my cousin tasted the ice cream, he was surprised to taste coffee flavor and asked me which brand sells this flavor. Should I say anything more about the taste and texture of the  ice cream.


  1. yum ...coffee ice cream sound so gud ...

  2. I so badly want to try making ice creams , but the climate in Singapore now does not allow me to do..coffee flavour sounds so yumm..

  3. Yummy....coffee flavour in ice cream is a hit!

  4. Wow! This is my most fav. flavor along with coconut and pista - Looks very inviting!

  5. Super delicious ice cream....I love this flavour...

  6. Awesome for summer. Bookmarking it right away :)

  7. I love coffee flavour in icecream,looks sooo refreshing and yumm!

  8. Love it very much...Thanks for sharing..

  9. That looks very creamy without the machine! Happy Tamil New Year to u and Dear ones!

  10. perfect for summer,ice cream looks delicious

  11. Jay,

    We both at home LOVE coffee in anything! Yours looks amazing and you say it was strong...We never mind strong!!!


  12. Yum.. sounds too good and perfect post for summer

  13. Just had my lunch and your coffee flavour is tempting me to have it right now. Bookmarking this. Will come back to give you feedback
    Following you for more such tasty recipes

    Hamaree Rasoi

  14. Can you ask for more when someone thinks it was as good as store bought brand? Looks delicious.


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