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Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Love coffee and chocolate? Look no further because this coffee chocolate chip ice cream needs to be on your dessert table tonight!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Freezing Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Megan


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vodka (to prevent the ice cream from getting too hard)
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee (chilled)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (feel free to add more!)


  • In a bowl, using an electric blender or whisk, blend together eggs, yolks, and sugar for about 5 minutes.
  • Then, in a saucepan, heat milk and cream over medium heat. Do not let the mixture boil. Take off the heat before it begins to boil.
  • Slowly pour 1 cup of the heated milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking rapidly to prevent the eggs from cooking.
  • Once the milk is whisked into the eggs, pour the egg mixture into the saucepan with the remaining milk mixture, while whisking.
  • Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the custard becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Turn off heat.
  • Pour the custard into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Press the plastic wrap down so that it touches the surface of the custard. Chill in the refrigerator until cool.
  • Once the custard is completely chilled, pour into the ice cream maker bowl with the vodka. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Halfway through the churn time, pour in the 1/2 cup of chilled coffee. When the ice cream has a few minutes left of churning, add in the chocolate chips.
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer. Freeze ice cream for a few hours before serving. Makes about 1 quart.


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 242mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 164mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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