Espresso Ice Cream


I love coffee and ice cream, so this espresso ice cream recipe combines the best of both worlds.

espresso ice cream
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs
12 servings


  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 3 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlua®)

  • 2 cups whipping cream


  1. Mix sugar, butter, cornstarch, and espresso powder together in a saucepan until blended. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove mixture from heat; stir in vanilla extract and let cool completely, 20 to 30 minutes. Stir in condensed milk and coffee-flavored liqueur.

  2. Beat whipping cream using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form; fold into cooled milk mixture.

  3. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

If you do not have an ice cream mixer, pour mixture into a 9-inch square pan and freeze for 6 hours or until set, stirring occasionally to prevent the ice cream from becoming crystallized.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

302 Calories
20g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 191mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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