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Homemade Espresso Ice Cream

2015-02-06 11.34.29

We are definitely coffee lovers in my house, so I thought for my second ice cream flavor that I would attempt making an #espresso #icecream. This batch has a kiss of chocolate because I’m using dark chocolate covered espresso beans. This is my Homemade Espresso Ice Cream.

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Homemade Espresso Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time On Stove: 1 to 2 minutes (long enough to dissolve the sugar)
Machine Churning Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 1 quart
Equipment: Ice cream maker, 3-quart saucepan, large mixing bowl, mini food processor

Ingredients:
3 cups of heavy cream
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of Kahlua
1 cup of chopped dark chocolate espresso beans (measured after they are ground up finely)
1 pinch of Kosher salt
Dark chocolate covered espresso beans for garnish

Note: Place the ice cream bowl attachment into the freezer the night before use.

Directions:
Place the heavy cream, granulated sugar, and Kosher salt into a saucepan. Over medium-low heat dissolve the sugar and salt completely. Take your clean finger and dip it into the warm cream. If you feel no grittiness when you rub your two fingers together, then the sugar has dissolved completely. Remove the cream from the heat, add the Kahlua and vanilla extract.

Transfer the cream mixture to a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place into the frig for at least 2 hours. After the two hours, take the bowl attachment and place it onto the ice cream machine and turn it on. Next, slowly pour the cream mixture into the ice cream machine. Let it churn following the manufacturer’s directions which is about 20 minutes.

At this point, add the ground up dark chocolate espresso beans and let the ice cream maker continue churning, for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the ground dark chocolate espresso beans to be mixed through evenly. That’s it. Remove the ice cream and place it into a quart container and freeze overnight.  Place a scoop of the espresso ice cream into your favorite ice cream dish and garnish with a couple of the dark chocolate covered espresso beans.

If you love coffee, you’re going to love my Homemade Espresso Ice Cream.

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Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

2015-01-30 10.59.24

Just got a new toy! So let’s make some #icecream. I’m starting out with my favorite flavor, Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 1 to 2 minutes
Churn Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Yields: 1 quart
Equipment: Ice cream maker, large mixing bowl, 3-quart saucepan

Ingredients:
3 cups of heavy cream
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 vanilla bean, the caviar, and pod
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
A fresh sprig of mint for garnish

Note: Place the ice cream bowl attachment in the freezer the night before.

Directions:
In a saucepan over medium-low heat add heavy cream, granulated sugar, Kosher salt, vanilla bean caviar, and vanilla bean pod. Heat the cream mixture just until the sugar has completely dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. To test, take a clean finger and dip it into the cream mixture. Rub your two fingers together and if you feel no grittiness then the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat, add vanilla extract, whisk to combine.

Pour the mixture into a large bowl, through a strainer to catch the vanilla bean pod and any sugar that may have not dissolved completely. Next, refrigerate for a least 2 hours before pouring it into your ice cream maker.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your machine for the time it takes to complete, usually between 20 and 30 minutes. Remove the ice cream, which is at the soft serve stage, and place it into a resealable quart container. Transfer the ice cream to the freezer until the ice cream hardens to the consistency you like. That’s it! You now have Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream #icecream.

Serve the ice cream in your favorite ice cream dish with a sprig of fresh mint.

 

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