Coffee Walnut Ice Cream – Experience #4

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On the kitchen table was a jar full of coffee. It whispered in my ear, those words were a spell casted upon me. Now I have no choice but to fulfill this deep dark desire. A desire to indulge in a sinful pleasure whose consequence means running longer on the treadmill. This creamy and rich ice cream is a blend of delicious goodness. But, it’s better not to lose ourselves here.

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By now, my addiction to coffee is apparent. It’s remarkable how your usual drink can be part of your favorite desserts. The coffee’s unique texture, aroma, and taste, allow it to blend well with other ingredients, yet maintain its uniqueness.
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Homemade Ice Cream can’t be compared to commercial ones, the ingredients are fresh, and the creaminess is divine. 

This is how I made it!


Serves 4

1 1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup whole milk

5 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons brewed black coffee

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup crushed walnuts

– In a bowl beat the yolks with sugar until creamy and lighter in color.

– In a saucepan, add the cream and milk. When it simmers, remove from heat.

– While whisking the eggs, gradually add the cream and milk mixture.

– To get a smoother, silkier texture, strain the mixture through a sieve and pour it back in the saucepan.

– Keep stirring the custard on medium heat until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Draw a line at the back of the spoon and if both ends don’t meet, the custard is ready.

  Remove from heat immediately and pour in different bowl.

– Add coffee and vanilla, and stir.

– Prepare a chilled water bath with cubes of ice. Place the bowl on top and keep stirring the custard until it cools.

– Cover the custard with plastic allowing the plastic to touch the custard’s surface.

– Refrigerate the custard overnight or 6 hours. This will thicken the custard and blend the flavors well.

– Transfer the custard to the chilled container of the ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

– When done, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in the freezer.


22 Comments on Coffee Walnut Ice Cream – Experience #4

  1. foodwanderings
    26/08/2012 at 11:52 pm (3 years ago)

    wow nice! I love homemade ice cream. Though I would not think to pair it I could completely how walnut would complement the coffee ice cream. Supremely delicious looking!

    • munatycooking
      27/08/2012 at 12:02 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks dear! This Ice Cream is my son’s favorite, so it is made often.

  2. Rosa
    27/08/2012 at 2:18 pm (3 years ago)

    A delicious ice cream! What a wonderful pairing.



  3. chitra
    27/08/2012 at 4:07 pm (3 years ago)

    wow , u made me drool.. bookmarked this yummy ice cream..

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes
    27/08/2012 at 6:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Coffee and walnut…I have never had an ice with this combo. It looks droolworthy, Muna.

  5. Stephanie
    27/08/2012 at 6:40 pm (3 years ago)

    hehe I have coffee ice cream in my fridge right now. ^_^

  6. munatycooking
    27/08/2012 at 8:10 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s always a pleasure to see you guys on my blog :) … Thanks for the sweet comments!

  7. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    28/08/2012 at 10:18 am (3 years ago)

    Yes, I love making homemade ice cream and I love coffee ice cream too! I’ve never had ones with walnut in it but sounds so good! I think this is a great treat for adults while kids eat some other ice cream. :) Thank you Muna for sharing your great recipe!!

    • munatycooking
      28/08/2012 at 10:37 am (3 years ago)

      You’re most welcome Nami. Glad you liked my recipe :)

  8. Nava Krishnan
    28/08/2012 at 6:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Fabulous home made ice-cream. I have a high liking for coffee as well as walnuts. I can see how both these ingredients has brought out a delicious and tempting ice-cream.

    • munatycooking
      28/08/2012 at 6:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Nava, Great to see you here :)

  9. Priya's Now Serving
    29/08/2012 at 3:42 am (3 years ago)

    If virtual eating can satiate, then I am doing just that – looks fantastic :)

    • munatycooking
      29/08/2012 at 10:38 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Priya, welcome to my humble blog. I’ve been to yours, actually I’m still on your blog on another opened window. Your recipes are great and I’m following you :)

  10. Lora @cakeduchess
    29/08/2012 at 6:13 am (3 years ago)

    Nothing like homemade ice cream. I also share a slight coffee addiction. this looks fantastic, Muna!! Love it!:)

    • munatycooking
      29/08/2012 at 10:34 am (3 years ago)

      You are absolutely right Lora, homemade Ice cream is something else.

  11. Zoe
    29/08/2012 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

    Your coffee ice cream looks very yummy.

    Love your new blog look… Very sophisticated 😀

    • munatycooking
      29/08/2012 at 10:32 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Zoe, I like light colored themes.

  12. Pam
    29/08/2012 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great combination of flavors & textures in this ice cream… YUM!

  13. Sawsan@chef in disguise
    29/08/2012 at 11:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I have bought an icecream machine but I have not used it yet!
    I love the ideaa of a coffee icecraem, with the crunch of the walnut against the creamy texture..yum!

  14. munatycooking
    30/08/2012 at 6:31 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks girls for your kind comments, I hope you like this Ice cream as much as we like it here in my home!

  15. Sandra's Easy Cooking
    07/09/2012 at 10:17 pm (3 years ago) just combined coffee and walnuts into ice-cream…Oh wow! I am in love with your ice-cream! Beautiful, tasty and sinfully good!!!!!

  16. Donalyn
    08/09/2012 at 5:28 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks delightful – putting on my to-try list!