Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cafe au Lait Ice Cream

Simple to make and elegant to serve!

 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE coffee-flavored ice cream and haven't made this in years.  I got to thinking about it yesterday and wanted to share.  It's on my to-do list this summer as my husband's more a vanilla ice cream kinda guy.  He'll have to step outside his 'lil box in a BIG way.......or.........I'm ok with eating the entire quart myself.  Not in one sitting; I do have standards, lol!

Cafe au Lait Ice Cream

2 egg yolks, beaten
2/3 C sugar
1 C milk
2 Tbsp. instant coffee granules
1/4 C miniature marshmallows
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 C whipping cream

In a medium saucepan, combine beaten egg yolks, sugar and milk.  Cook and stir over low heat until mixture thickens and coats a metal spoon. 

Stir in coffee granules.  Add marshmallows  and remove from heat; stir until marshmallows melt.   Stir in vanilla.  Set aside to cool 15 minutes.  In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.  Fold into egg yolk mixture.  In a medium bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form.  Fold into egg yolk mixture.  Pour into a 9" x 5" loaf pan or several undivided ice trays.  Cover with foil or plastic wrap.  Place in freezer; freeze until firm, 3 to 6 hours.  To break up ice crystals, stir 2 or 3 times with a fork or spoon as mixture freezes.  This makes a smooth ice cream.
Makes about 1 quart


  1. THAT looks so good. Mmmmm...Perfect for the hot weather!!

  2. Thanks, Nicole!! If/when you try it, be sure to come back here and let us all know your feedback!

  3. I have never heard of making coffee ice cream.. oh my sounds so delicious..and easy enough too. thank you very much. I think my family would be impressed!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

    1. momto8blog....thank you so much for joining my blog! I will go look yours up now. If you do try this recipe, I'd love for you to come back & post your feedback. It's in the 90's this weekend here and right now this sounds so good to me!! Next weekend we're going to be making homemade vanilla ice cream for hubby's birthday celebration I'm planning--but we're going to do it the old fashioned way, in an electric ice cream maker. LOL!