We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. I hope you have as much fun as we did. Break out those stretchy pants and celebrate Ice Cream Week with us.
Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes.
A huge thanks to Cake Boss, Anolon, Microplane, WÜSTHOF, Page Street Publishing and Quarry Spoon.
Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because they think everyone should own one!
Later, a GIVEAWAY. First, some ice cream!
No doubt about it, I like coffee. I like it hot and I like iced coffee. So why not coffee ice cream?
How strong the coffee flavor is in this ice cream depends on how strong your coffee is, but no matter how strong the coffee is, it will be tempered by the milk, cream, and sugar you're adding.
I thought this was pretty terrific plain, but a drizzle of chocolate is a great idea as well. I wouldn't turn down whipped cream, either. This ice cream also works well in a root beer float.
Or how about a frozen ice cream pie? Or a milkshake? Maybe blended with some banana and chocolate.
So many options. Might as well make another batch.
Coffee Ice Cream
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold or room temperature strong coffee, espresso, or cold-brew concentrate*
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Combine the cream, sugar and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Meanwhile, combine the coffee and cornstarch. That coffee needs to be no warmer than room temperature, or the cornstarch will go all lumpy and you'll be sad.
When the cream is starting to simmer, whisk in (or stir happily) the coffee/cornstarch mixture.
Continue cooking, stirring continuously, until the mixture comes to a boil and it thickens. It should come to a boil and thicken pretty much simultaneously.
Let it cook for a couple moments, then turn off the heat.
Add the milk and vanilla, stirring as you add them. The cold milk will help hasten the cooling of the hot mixture.
Transfer to a storage container, cover, and refrigerate until chilled.
Churn in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Transfer to a storage container and freeze.
This is particularly good with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Or plain.
*Or sad, weak coffee, if you don't want a lot of coffee flavor here. Seriously. The stronger the coffee, the stronger the coffee flavor will be in the ice cream. You could even mix instant with 1/2 cup of water to get your preferred coffee strength. Don't be tempted to do something like cutting back to 2 tablespoons of coffee unless you compensate by adding water. Otherwise the fat ratio will be really wonky.
Make sure you swing by for a scoop from each of today's Ice Cream Week Participants:
- Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Pie by Cravings of a Lunatic
Cookbooks in the giveaway!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream Pie by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Peppermint Fleck Ice Cream by Scoop Adventures
- Raspberry Lemonade Ice Cream Pie by The Redhead Baker
- Coffee Ice Cream by Cookistry
- Salted Caramel Ice Cream by Life Tastes Good
- Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Buster Bars by The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Hezzi-d’s Books and Cooks
- “Fried” Ice Cream Pie by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Mint Chip Ice Cream by Crumb
- S’mores Ice Cream Pie by Love and Confections
- How to Make an Ice Cream Pie at Home by Farm Fresh Feasts
- Gluten Free Sandwich Cookie Ice Cream Pie by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pie by The Spiffy Cookie
- Caramel Coffee Milkshake by Wishes and Dishes
- Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pie by The Messy Baker
- Majarete (Dominican Corn Pudding) Ice Cream by Mind Over Batter
- Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream Cake by The Gunny Sack
- Dirty Girl Scout Ice Cream by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
- No Churn Low Carb Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream by Yours and Mine are Ours
Other Blogs participating later this week:
Special Guest for the Week is Lindsay Clendaniel of the blog, Scoop Adventures. We’re very excited to have her join us. Lindsay is the author of Scoop Adventures which is chock full of ice cream goodness.
And now for the GIVEAWAY!!!
|More goodies to win!|
- One Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine in White
- One Cake Boss Mechanical Ice Cream Scoop with Red Silicone grips
- One Cake Boss 4Pc Ice Cream Bowl Set, Icing Pattern
- One Anolon Advanced Bronze 2 Qt Covered Straining Saucepan with Pour Spout
- One Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper
- One Microplane Premium Classic Grater in White
- One WUSTHOF CLASSIC 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife
- One Copy of the Cookbook Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopfer
- One Copy of the Cookbook Everything Goes with Ice Cream by Koralee Teichroeb
- One Copy of the Cookbook Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
- One Copy of the Cookbook The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester
- One Copy of the Cookbook Eat More Dessert by Jenny Kellar
- One Copy of the Cookbook The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
- One Copy of the Cookbook Scoop Adventures by Lindsay Clendaniel
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