Kahlua Coffee Ice Cream

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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • In a medium saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, Kahlua and espresso powder.
  • Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks until thickened.
  • Whisk 1 cup of the hot cream into the egg yolks.
  • Gradually add the egg mixture in a slow, steady stream, to the hot cream.
  • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, pressing down against the surface to keep a skin from forming.
  • Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and pour into the bowl of an ice cream machine. Freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze overnight until very firm.

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  1. Tinysmom
    This is probably the best ice cream I have ever made. The recipe makes a generous 4-6 servings since everyone wants seconds. I toasted almonds on the stove in butter until golden. Chilled them in the fridge and stirred them in last. I did add a pinch of salt to the recipe along with 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract. I like my ice cream salty/sweet hence the additions. I used a Cuisinart ice cream mixer and I am going to fiddle with the recipe so I can make about 1/3 more to fit my mixer.
  2. piranhabriana
    Made this using a cup of egg beaters instead of the 6 eggs called for... Had housefull of 30-somethings men (hubby and friends) who were walking around eating it saying "Oh my God.... Oh...My....God..." I'm thinking that made it a 5 star recipe :)
  3. Ambervim
    Easy and GREAT flavor. Not too sweet. Forget the straining and plastic top. It was just the perfect amount for the Cuisinart Ice Cream Freezer.
  4. adopt a greyhound
    I only made half a recipe but should have made the entire portion. I chilled over night and had a bite before putting into the freezer. Wonderful. Can't wait to have it for dessert later today.
  5. EthelP
    This is beyond delicious! I used Folger's Crystals instead of the expresso powder, and added some mini chocolate chips at the end of the churn cycle. I love the flavor of coffee but can't STAND hot beverages - they just make me thirstier, so this is, to me, just perfect! Thanks for posting!


  1. jj505sup
    I used 2½ cups of heavy cream and 1¼ cup 2% milk. Turned out fantastic!



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