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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Coffee , almond and white choco-chip ice cream

don't forget to click all the photos ?! lol 

It's September in this side of the world but it feels like it's still mid-summer ugh !

The shops are in full throttle displaying winter (un)necessities ! ^___^''

But outside ?!  It's about 32°C tsk tsk

Hey ! I just love carping about the weather ! lol

At least I still have more time to make ice cream !

Coffee is definitely my first choice when making ice cream , I may try different flavor now and then for variety ...

But that flavor is the most satisfying .....

Much as I would like to buy whole coffee beans , I find it too expensive for my taste heh !.....

And I'm just  low maintenance when it comes to coffee , a cup of instant coffee , coming right up  ! lol

Luckily , the ever generous Missus So , bought me 2 packs of ground Vietnamese coffee and a friend also gave me this Viennese blend ......

As plain coffee ice cream won't do this time , of course , something needs to be added .....

That's the best thing about making your own ice cream or if you don't have any inclination to make your own , just buy the best quality ice cream you can afford and add everything you want in there , presto !

Who wants plain when sky is the limit when it comes to ice cream ?! hee hee

I bet Häagen Dazs or Ben & Jerry's doesn't have this combo ?! I've said it before , right ?! lol


Makes about a litre

400 ml whole milk
250 ml cream
5 tablespoon ground coffee
1 generous tablespoon instant coffee powder (  better if you use instant espresso powder )
90 grams sugar
3 egg yolks
25 grams flaked almonds
about 50 grams white chocolate chips

* Toast almonds in a wok , stirring from time to time to prevent burning , until lightly brown or bake it in the oven . Let cool .
* Pour the milk and cream in a saucepan then add the ground coffee , stir over low heat for 5 minutes , without boiling ; turn off heat and leave to steep for at least 15 minutes . Strain the mixture and return to the pan .
* Whisk the yolks and sugar in a small bowl until well combined ; reheat the coffee mixture and add the instant coffee , stir until dissolved ; then add some to the yolks and sugar mixture , whisking as you pour to prevent the the yolk mixture from curdling ; pour back the mixture into the saucepan and cook , without boiling , until the mixture thickens . Set aside to cool completely then chill in the fridge
* Churn mixture in an ice cream maker for 20-30 minutes , add the almonds and choco-chips alternately during the last 3 minutes of churning . Transfer in a plastic container and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight .

26 comments:

  1. Hi Anne, yuuhhhuuuuu... reserve 4 scoops for me or we exchange with my the no 13th picture. LOL
    Anything with coffee, I sure love it. Yours look so creamy and smooth, slurrrpppp....

    After ice cream take another cup of expresso... wah sure in paradise already. hahaha

    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Amelia , I'll give a more than 4 scoops if you send that mouthwatering # 13 ASAP ! lol

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    2. Hi Anne, hahahaha I really don't mind to have more than 4 scoop.

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  2. wow, I envy the temperature, here it is already less than 20 and today even rainy!

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  3. Nothing but the best! Only in Anne's Ice Cream House:) Coffee Ice cream in winter would still sound good to me...'good stuff' are for all year long... lol!

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  4. It's 15C over here...autumn has arrived!
    But ice cream is something for 4 seasons!

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  5. That is indeed to die for.. even though the temperatures are changing here... one lovely scoop wont hurt..:))

    Yummy yum..
    Reva

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  6. I am coffee lover, this ice-cream just perfect for me, shall try this soon. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend Anne!
    Wait, wanted to ask you, the background picture in your blog, this ship is in HK? amazing the range of the wooden moulds..

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    1. Sonia, that's in Shanghai St . :D Loads of mooncake molds imaginable ! lol Haven't check the price though :P Don't tell me you want some molds as well ?! hee hee

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    2. hahaha, i want to get it if this is in HKG..

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  7. Anne, here I come with 4 not 3 scoops of my homemade ice cream... hahaa.. Let's share !!

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  8. You know I wish I should live next door to you because I like to eat ice cream but don't make it. This is good with coffee and almonds. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Balvinder , and we'll make some peach ice cream using your homegrown peach ! lol

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  9. Lovely! Yes, we could swap!! LOL! Love it, weather here is 32 too! I wish I was still holidaying in the Highlands, where it was a wonderful 18-23 degrees!

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  10. haha i love carping about the weather too! mmm this sounds like an amazing flavor combination. hope your weather cools down soon, but not too much :)

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    1. Anna , most of the time , out winter here starts in December but on and off cool and warm , if we're lucky , about October :D

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  11. Don't I don't drink coffee but love having coffee ice cream anytime. BTW I saw the amount of mooncake mould displayed on your page. It is making me drool. So many design to choose from!

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    1. Edith , even Disney characters ! lol

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    2. Tks for the offer. I think it won't make it in time for mooncake festival. :( :( may I know the shop address? Not too sure whether I can get someone to buy for me, as she is coming in oct. Yah will be gd for next year though. Haha

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  12. Are you selling the mould? I am eyeing on one design already. Let me know. Tks

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  13. This sounds wonderful! I wanted to make one last ice cream cake before the weather changes. This would be a perfect filling. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Oh, yummy! Coffee ice cream is one of my favorites...and yours sounds perfect with the added almonds and white chocolate :) It actually feels autumnal here today...but I'm certain the summer heat is not gone for good!

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  15. That looks delicious! Great recipe!

    I have been following your blog for a while now, but just recently decided to start one myself and comment :)
    I just wanted to let you know that I really like yours, all your recipes look scrumptious :)

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  16. Coffee ice cream is a favorite of mine and this looks over the top delicious!!!! I just used my ice cream maker the other day, now it looks like it's coming out of hiding again! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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  17. i feel like taking a spoon and scoop the ice cream now! i like many flavours in ice cream, vanilla, rum and raisin, corn, choc, coffee..so many..eh, i dont think i hv any flavours i dont like! LOL! the weather is just giving you more reasons to make ice cream!

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