Mocha ice cream with espresso fudge sauce

Hey guys !

How was everyone's Christmas ?!

Me ?! I'm not busy but I'm too lazy to bake/cook anything these past few days ! pfffffttt

So no bakes , no photos ergo no blog posts but hey ! I've been too busy salivating at everyone's blog anyway

So , I'm checking out the content of our freezer , nothing much in there except several kinds of flour and my ice cream maker insert .....

Before packing my ice cream maker for a well-needed rest heh! , why not make one last  ice cream this year ?

I got loads of ground coffee and that's really a good excuse to make it ....

Did I say ice cream ?!

Yup ! I'm eating my words !

Remember that it's winter here and no heater in our flat ?

Just picture me eating ice cream at home , in front of the computer - wearing winter clothes , thick socks , gloves , scarf and beanie while lurking at your blog !

Coffee and chocolate ?!

'nuff said !

Hohoho !

2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup whipping cream
4 tablespoons ground coffee
2 tablespoons instant espresso
2/3 cup raw sugar
2 egg yolks
60 grams bittersweet chocolate

* In a small saucepan , pour milk and add in the ground coffee , cook for 5 minutes , don't let the mixture boil .Turn off heat and let steep for 10 to 15 minutes .
* Whisk the yolks and 1/3 cup of sugar until light and fluffy .
* Strain the milk and ground coffee mixture , using a fine sieve and return to the pan , pour in the cream , espresso powder and the raw sugar and bring to a boil . Pour some of the mixture to the beaten yolks , whisking while pouring to prevent yolks from curdling . Pour back the mixture to the saucepan , cook without boiling , stirring constantly until mixture thickens .Put chocolate in a small bowl and pour some of the custard/mixture , enough to cover the chocolate , let stand for about a minute or so before stirring . Stir the chocolate and milk mixture until smooth then add it to the saucepan , mixing well to combine . Transfer the mixture to a heatproof jug or bowl , let cool and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight .
* Churn mixture in an ice cream maker . Transfer mixture to a freezer-proof container and freeze overnight before serving .

Espresso fudge sauce , recipe adapted from  Sweet cream and sugar cones

Makes about 1 cup

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
1 oz/ 30 grams / scant 1/4 cup , bittersweet chocolate , finely chopped
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup freshly-brewed espresso or very strong coffee
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

* Combine cocoa powder , chopped chocolate and salt in a medium heat-proof bowl . Set aside.
* Mix water and sugar in a small saucepan ; put pan over medium-high heat , cook until sugar is completely dissolved . Remove from heat .
* Pour the sugar syrup over the chocolate and let stand without stirring for 1 to 2 minutes ; whisk until smooth and slowly add in the espresso and vanilla .

*** I was quiet concern at first when the fudge turn out too thin so I cooked it again for a minute  , let mixture boil for 30 seconds . It was still thin after that but after a night in the fridge  , it turned thick and glossy . I think , maybe , even without cooking it the second time , it'll thicken after chilling .  Serve over ice cream , pancake/waffle or everything that needs chocolate sauce . In my opinion , this is the bestest fudge sauce around .


  1. Dear, your ice-cream look so tempting, remind me i have so long did not make any ice-cream, hehehe..I hope you will have a wonderful year ahead in 2013. Thank you for your earlier help, so now i can bake with so many hearts ^_^.

    1. Sonia , the weather in your side of the world is really great for ice cream making all -year round ! lol

  2. the same with me, I was too lazy to make photos, just one cake coming soon on my blog...

  3. Hi Anne, yuuhhuuuuu ...... my favorite mocha ice cream .....I scream, you scream....I want 4 scoops with extra fudge sauce,please!! Sooooo tempting and addictive and I'm so greedy to request for 4 scoops. Save that for me. LOL

    I shake hand with you we celebrate Happy lazy day since we didn't have to celebrating happy dooms day. LOL

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

    1. Amelia , oh yeah ! This ice cream will surely make you scream ! 4 scoops coming right up :D Good thing that the end of the world didn't go as plan or else no screaming for ice cream ! lol

  4. Ann, I would love to try this, they looks so yummy. Happy New Year to you and family.

    1. V , do ! I never thought that I would enjoy eating ice cream during winter ! lol

  5. After seeing all those cookies,cakes, drink recipes ice cream sends me a cool feeling. It is really cold outside but the homes are so warm that you need to cool off. In fact I did buy some ice cream today. I would have asked you to send mocha ice cream to me. Love that extra fudge sauce!

    1. Bal , I've been planning to bake loads of cookies before Christmas but got lazy at the last minute ! lol You should try making the fudge sauce , 'tis really good :D

  6. hi anne, i'm like you too, not busy but lazy! infact i was thinking of making some ice cream too..maybe in the next 2 days..!

  7. Hi Anne, I love mocha ice cream! Your ice cream looks too good! Now I'm badly craving for some. I've just had some a couple of weeks ago, when my kids are away visiting my dad for a whole week! So I made my favourite ice cream, Mocha, so that I don't have to share! hahaha! I can never get tired of Mocha Ice Cream, never!
    Got to get some whipping cream soon!
    Wish you A wonderful and Blessed 2013!
    Happy New Year!

  8. Mocha ice cream is my FAVORITE! And topping with fudge sauce makes it even better!!! Happy New Year, Anne! xo

  9. OMG! This ice-cream is definitely screaming at ME " Eat Me! Eat me!" Looks so tempting & the espresso fudge is so heavenly ! I'm drooooooling NOW & bookmarking. Yum-yum :)

  10. did i miss this post? Sounds absoluvely divine - love mocha icecream, and now topped with coffee fudge sauce? total yumms! bookmarked to try :)

  11. Wow, mocha ice-cream with espresso fudge sauce? Who cares whether it's winter or not, it is irresistible! One does get a kick out of eating ice-creams during winters, doesn't it? I remember eating lots during a last winter trip, it was so much cheaper than it was on my part of the world, had to try as many flavors as I could!

  12. Hi Anne,
    This is so good for us over the other side of the earth heehee... Here we are Hot, Hot, Hot
    Your ice cream give the feeling cool, cool , cool
    Look so tempting !!


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