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Simple Coffee Ice Cream!

Ever since I made ice cream in summer school with a plastic bag, ice and some salt, I’ve always wanted an ice cream maker!  Now that I finally have a KitchenAid mixer, plus the ice cream mixer attachment, I can freeze up any flavour I want!  Even better, I can adjust the amount of fat and sugar :) Here’s a simple coffee ice cream recipe that more airy than most commercial ice creams.


1 cup milk
3 tbsp instant coffee
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 pinch salt


1.  Whisk together all ingredients into bowl until sugar is dissolved.

Whisking Ice Cream

2.  Cover and refrigerate mixture for at least 2 hours.

3.  Pour chilled mixture into ice cream maker and freezing according to manufacturer’s directions until it reaches “soft-serve” consistency.


4.  Transfer ice cream into lidded plastic container and freeze overnight

5.  Scoop and serve!


Note:  Do not use glass containers!  Ice cream will turn into rock… learn from my mistake!

About The Author

Curtis Ng Hello! I'm a UBC Dietetics Major, which is ironic because pizzas and fries were the staple foods of my high school diet. In 2011, I started Foodobyte as a means to express my passion for food, nutrition and photography.

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  • that looks absolutely amazing!

    • Thanks! It’s so easy to make too :)