Coffee Chip Ice Cream Recipe


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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.

Coffee Chip Ice Cream | ©

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.

Coffee Chip Ice Cream | ©

Here’s my Coffee Chip Ice Cream Recipe. If you love the flavor of coffee, you’ll love it!

Coffee Chip Ice Cream Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Coffee Chip Ice Cream combines the deliciousness of coffee with dark chocolate covered espresso bits or chocolate chips for the perfect coffee ice cream flavor.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 2 cups (454 g) whole milk
  • 1 cup (238 g) whipping cream
  • 4 ounces (113 g) cream cheese
  • 3 teaspoons (7 g) instant espresso
  • 1 tablespoon (5 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (297 g) granulated sugar
  • pinch (0.4 g) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (87 g) 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.


Makes 2 quarts. 


Serving: 0.5 cup | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Jocelyn says:

    5 stars
    My kids loved this! I used low fat cream cheese and mixed the ice cream base in a Vita Mix blender; it worked great! Thanks for a terrific recipe.

  2. Diana says:

    Made this two days ago and LOVE it! Whenever I make something with cream cheese or mascarpone I can never seem to get it to completely break down and mix with the other ingredients though…I end up with tiny little pieces that are visible in the final product. Taste is never an issue but I would love to fix this problem so that whomever I share something delicious like this ice cream with isn’t seeing those little pieces. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Diana,
      So glad you love it. It truly is one of my very favorites. I could eat it every single day! Here’s what I’d do. I’d make sure my cream cheese is overly softened and then cream it to make sure it is completely creamy before adding the milks to it. You could do that with a mixer to make sure it works perfectly. I use a full-fat cream cheese in this recipe, so if you are using a reduced fat that could be causing some of the issue — maybe?

      If it still gives you trouble, then I would heat my milks over low heat along with the cream cheese, stirring constantly until it was dissolved. Then, I’d add the sugar and other ingredients, allow it to reach room temperature, pour into an airtight container and chill overnight (or for at least a few hours to make sure completely cold) for making the next day.

      Good luck!

  3. Nessa says:

    I could easily become addicted to this 🙂

  4. Des @ Life's Ambrosia says:

    It’s the weirdest thing, I don’t like coffee. Whenever we go to a coffee shop ( my husband loves it) I get hot chocolate, AND I LIVE IN SEATTLE. And now for the weird part, I love coffee ice cream. Seriously it’s one of my favorites and yours looks perfect!

  5. William says:

    5 stars
    I think this means that I can have ice cream for breakfast and feel good about it. 🙂

    1. Kate says:

      hahahha same here ????

  6. Tara @ says:

    Mmm, I love coffee ice cream, especially with chocolate — looks fabulous!

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I’m totally in love with coffee flavours too! This ice cream looks awesome!

  8. Heather says:

    Seriously? Coffee ice cream is one of my favorite things EVER!!!

  9. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    Sounds divine! I love that you have memories of your grandma tied in with this 🙂 Made me smile!

    1. Kate says:


    2. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks Kate! xo

  10. Tieghan says:

    Love coffee flavored anything!! This looks and sounds amazing!