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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Black coffee ice cream


How's the weather in your side of the world ? 

For sure you need something to beat the infernal heat ! 

I love eating ice cream more than making it .

But making an ice cream is such a breeze than photographing just a mere scoop .

Try doing when it's 31°C temperature - in a small flat ....

Don't worry , no French words were uttered ....

Yeah , right !  

Buying the ice cream maker was one of my best purchases , I bought mine for HK $ 100 . A pint of my favorite ice cream retails at $ 52. , see how how much I can save by making it ? Heck , even using  UHT whole milk and cream , homemade ice cream can rival the best store-bought ice cream out there ^___^

So what are you waiting for ? Dust off that ice cream maker you've purchased aeons ago and get crackin' ! 

No ice cream maker ? If you're dedicated enough , you can make it without the machine . Too lazy to do it ? At least buy the best one you can afford !


Recipe adapted from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home 

My modification in green

Makes about a quart 

2 1/2 cups whole milk  2 cups UHT whole milk 
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp cornstarch tapioca starch
1 cup evaporated milk
3 tbsp cream cheese , softened
1/8 tsp fine sea salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 cup 
3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup
3 tbsp light corn syrup 1 tablespoon golden syrup 
1/4 cup dark roast coffee beans , coarsely chopped
3/4 tablespoon instant espresso granules

* Mix about 2 tablespoons of the milk with the tapioca in a small bowl to make a smooth slurry .
 
* Whisk cream cheese and salt in a medium bowl until smooth  .
 
* Fill a large bowl with ice and water .

* Combine the remaining milk , evaporated milk , cream , sugar and golden syrup in a medium saucepan , bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat and boil for 4 minutes . Remove from heat , add in the coffee and let steep for 5 minutes .

* Strain the coffee mixture through a fine sieve with a layer of cheesecloth , squeeze the cheesecloth to extract as much liquid as you can . Discard the ground coffee . Stir in the espresso powder .

* Return the mixture to the saucepan and gradually whisk in the tapioca slurry . Bring back to a boil , over medium-high heat , stirring constantly for about minute or until slightly thickens . Remove from heat and gradually whisk in the hot milk into the cream cheese until smooth . Place over an ice bath , stirring the mixture constantly until cool then chill it in the fridge for an hour , stirring from time to time .

* Pour mixture into the ice cream machine and churn until thick and creamy ,  about 40 minutes . Transfer to a container and press a sheet of plastic wrap against the surface and cover with a lid . Freeze overnight .  



This post is linked to the blog hop event Cook your Books hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavors 

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26 comments :

  1. looks yummy, Tiyay! I cannot wait to taste your cheesecake :))

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  2. You have been making a lot of ice-cream, just bought a pack of heavy cream, time to start making ice-cream. My kids were keep asking for matcha ice cream but I was thinking to make new flavours like this, or maybe pistachio gelato, yummy!

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  3. I'm drooling over all your ice creams! Wanted to take a peek at this book, but can't find it at my local bookstore!
    I have some choc ice cream freezing right now! Wish we could have an ice cream party together! :)

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  4. I love this coffee ice cream! I don't drink coffee but love it in cakes and ice cream!

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  5. This is look so good and sound so good right at this moment:) Thanks for sharing the recipe

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  6. Lovely pics and delicious flavoured ice cream. I love coffee and this one is sure gonna become my favourite.

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  7. the weather is hot, just hope that the haze wont spread to my area here..now where's my ice cream maker machine? LOL!

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  8. Hi Anne,

    Just hopping around visiting from Joyce's Cook Your Books. Glad I did, it sure has been a balmy summer day here in Pennsylvania. I adore coffee ice cream but I have never splurged to buy myself an ice cream maker. Maybe I better change that one day:)

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe...

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  9. Coffee and ice cream in one...must be heavenly!

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  10. Having ice cream in your coffee in the summer is nice....but I'm sure having your coffee ice cream is even BETTER...Anne!!

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  11. Beautiful pictures and my favorite flavor for an Ice cream :)

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  12. Oh yes, ice cream is the food in this hot hot weather! Crazy hot and the haze is making it worse. I would love a scoop of your ice cream! Hmmm, coffee and cream cheese, must be so good, guess i can only dream about it for now :)

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  13. I love Ice cream and this look absolutely delicious!!!

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  14. Hi Anne. Your ice cream looks so good, my favorite flavor! Love the clicks, especially the first one with the pretty cursive writing ;)

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  15. Looks wonderful and I LOVE your ingredients! I agree - ice cream is absolutely the best way to beat the heat!
    Mary x

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  16. Hey Anne, that looks good. Its pleasant out here but I don't think I will eat ice cream only in hot weather. Ice cream is a treat for any weather.

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  17. Yup, I made ice cream today and photographing it was a nightbmare. I'm going to have to try again tomorrow before it reaches 90º! I adore coffee ice cream, so would love a big scoop of yours :)

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  18. YUM! This certainly looks good & very inviting! Would love to have some now even though it's just 17°C & cloudy! This coffee ice cream is truly the best treat for a gloomy day! ;)

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  19. This stuff is so amazing, I didn't even care about the price tag. Best iced coffee with ice cream I've ever had in my life. So good my friends demanded it for their birthday.

    Thanks
    Finn Felton

    Kopi Luwak

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  20. Hi Anne, here also very hot and humid plus terrible haze.
    Have you email me the ice cream? Coffee flavor is my favorite,I think 2 huge scoop please.

    Your ice cream look really good, love the combination. Slurppp.....:)

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  21. Would be lovely to have icecream now it's so hazy here....in my favorite flavor too!:D

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  22. Hi Anne,

    Being cold and freezing at Melbourne, I tends to appreciate the warmer weather now. The nights and morning are extremely cold now with frost. We probably don't need ice cream maker now to make ice cream - LOL!

    You bought your ice cream maker for just HK$100! My first ice cream maker is the sunbeam kiddy kind is never that cheap and I paid about A$50 for it. It works during cooler days but didn't work at all at super hot days... so I had to buy the one with refrigeration :p

    I have not made coffee ice cream before and reckon this will be super yummy with caramel sauce :D :D :D

    Zoe

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  23. Anne, your coffee ice cream sounds so good! Great to have a scoop under this hot weather :)

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  24. Yikes! I don't know if I could stand that heat. The only way I could would be with this ice cream, this sounds fantastic!!

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  25. Anne,
    I love your clicks!!
    Still have any coffee ice cream left?
    I will drop by later..:D
    mui

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