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Coffee Chip Ice Cream has to be one of my favorite flavors. Well, in reality, coffee-flavored anything is a favorite of mine, but ice cream? I’m all in.
I’m not sure why I’m as in love with coffee flavors as I am, but I guess at least I know what I love – right?
Maybe it is from my Grandmother Verdie letting me sip a cup of coffee (heavy on the creamer, light on the coffee) as a little girl whenever I would spend the night with her. She’d fill most of the coffee cup with milk and then at the very end splash in a bit of decaffeinated coffee. Oh how I loved those little cups with her!
It could also be from our visits to the Baskin Robbins in our area when I was growing up. Anytime we’d go to the movie theater, Mama would take us by to get a cup of ice cream as well. It was a special treat that didn’t happen all that often, but when it did, we made the most of it!
I had two favorite ice cream flavors that I’d get each time we visited. I’d get one scoop of coffee and another of Jamoca Almond Fudge. It was heavenly.
While this ice cream isn’t an exact copy of the ice cream of my teenage years or the cups of coffee with Grandmother, it definitely reminds me of them with every single bite.
Here’s my Coffee Chip Ice Cream Recipe. If you love the flavor of coffee, you’ll love it!
Coffee Chip Ice Cream Recipe
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 3 teaspoons instant espresso
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate espresso bits or chocolate chips
- Mix together milk, whipping cream and cream cheese until well-combined. Add in espresso, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and vanilla. Pour into the container of ice cream maker and make according to directions.
- Halfway through freezing, add in dark chocolate espresso bits or chocolate chips.
- Once completed in ice cream maker, serve immediately for soft serve or put in an airtight container and store in the freezer for one hour to overnight for firmer servings.