Homemade Coffee and Chocolate Ice Cream- The easiest ice cream you will ever make

Did you understand my statement in the title of this post?- “The Easiest Ice Cream You Will Ever Make”. Like really understand? If so- If you would have truly taken my word for it you would already be in the kitchen waiting for your ice cream to be ready! Ice Cream does not and should not require a handful of time in the kitchen. I come from a ice cream loving family and every summer our freezers are packed full of delicious vanilla and peach ice cream. Not once though did my mom ever grace me with the notion that we could have anything different? I am not blaming her:) but I obviously lived a shelter life where I never had the chance to try a homemade coffee ice cream.  Well, that was then and this is now and as long as I live I will  make sure that my two sons never go through the horror I experienced when I had my first bite of coffee ice cream. Knowing what I had been missing was just terror- shear terror!

So what does all that background of my life have to do with this ice cream. Well, simple- I missed out for too many years and now I am playing catch up making this ice cream every chance I get because it is so dang EASY!  Seriously, this ice cream is one of those recipes that you hear and maybe even read about and you wonder if it is really too good to be true. 5 ingredients? What? No eggs, No cooking? What? Ready in less than 30 minutes? What? The magical concoction is comprised of simple ingredients and leftover brewed “strong” coffee. I never have instant espresso. Never! I don’t know what it is but I have only bought it like once in my life. When I am in the coffee isle of the store I just always breeze right past it and yet somehow I always make do with my handy dandy leftover coffee. You see, my husband and I like our coffee strong. I don’t mean strong as in a few extra beans, I mean strong as in it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up straight! Strong as in it almost resembles tar! So our leftover coffee has always done me proud when I use it in my baking or cooking. It has just the right amount of coffee flavor once blended in with the rest of the ingredients but not to much to overpower.

So back to the ice cream. With a cup or so of brewed coffee, evaporated milk and our sweet little friend Sweetened Condensed Milk ( who doesn’t love her) we have our coffee. Add in pinch of salt, a hint of vanilla (yes vanilla!) and a few handfuls of chopped chocolate and scream with me- I Scream you Scream we all Scream for Ice Cream! Note: I like my ice cream icey and hard not soft and creamy. My take is if I wanted a milkshake I would just make one so my ice cream recipes are always minus the eggs. Eggs in ice cream recipes provide you with that rich custard base that although it is phenomenal in other baking, I tend to skip it for where ice cream is concerned. (Plus, who needs an extra step huh?) Quick and Easy is the name of the game.

Homemade Coffee and Chocolate Ice Cream- The easiest ice cream you will ever make
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cup of cold brewed espresso coffee (leftovers is fine) brewed strong!* like as in really really really strong
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅛ cup chopped chocolate (of your choice- I went with dark chocolate)
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, cold brewed leftover coffee, whole milk and a pinch of salt. When it is all blended up, pour into your ice cream maker and let it go. When it is nearly done, sprinkle in the chopped chocolate. When ready, pour into a lidded container and freeze until frozen. See, I said it was easy!



  1. Lena

    the more i read, the more exciting i am. I really ought to take out my ice cream maker and use it, it’s collecting dust in the kitchen:)

  2. Sues

    Wow, this does look like the easiest ice cream recipe ever! And the most delicious? I LOVE coffee ice cream!

  3. yummychunklet

    You just made making ice cream easier? Awesome. This looks fantastic!

  4. daphne

    so quick and easy!! and two of my favourite ingredients too- chocolate and coffee in an ice-cream!

  5. Torrie @ a place to share...

    ahhh. coffee + ice cream…

    a match made in heaven…

    i cannot believe the summer is coming to a close, and we have YET to make ice cream. must change that. 🙂

    1. kbelleicious

      Hey friend! So glad to hear from you! Hope your doing well and adjusting to the kids at school! Much love

  6. kitchen flavours

    Love coffee ice cream! Looks delicious! I love to add Kahlua!

    1. kbelleicious

      Ohh Kahula is a fantastic idea! I didn’t think the ice cream could get better til now:)

  7. Kankana

    Who doesn’t like easy ice creams right 🙂 You know I am not a fan of ice cream but because Arvind likes it so very much, I keep looking for recipes and this will make him very happy!

    1. kbelleicious

      Did I hear you right friend? Your not a fan of ice cream? Well- I must change that! This recipe will change that:)

  8. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Easy and delicious…what more do you need for! Yummy!

  9. Roz

    Jessica, what perfect timing! I was just watching (yesterday) one of my taped shows of Lidia Cooks Italian-America. With my cookbook for the show in my hands to follow along, she made a Cappucino Coffee Ice Cream Pie from New Orleans. And I thought to myself: Now where am I find coffee ice cream? Yours is even better because you have chocolate bits in it and the pie has a chocolate wafer crust!

    PERFECT thanks to you!

    1. kbelleicious

      Cappuccino ice cream pie! Oh my word- I never thought I would hear those words in a sentence together! It sounds amazing. I so hope you make it and let us see the result!

  10. Roz

    google +’d it! Are you in my google+ circle? I’d like to add you if you’re not please.

    1. kbelleicious

      I am in your circle now:) thanks for inviting me! Got your email about guest posting and will respond later tonight! Thanks!

  11. Shea

    Easy to make ice cream? You know I’m down, girl! I love coffee ice cream, especially when there’s chocolate involved too. I’m definitely trying this one!

  12. Linda

    I’m an espresso loving gal and this would be my favorite ice cream! So, its that easy? I just dont know why I’ve not tried making it yet, but now I have no excuses!

    1. kbelleicious

      So it really really is. Leftover coffee plus sweetened condensed milk and cream equals amazing creamy perfection. You would love it! Pinky promise it’s that easy:)

  13. Kristy

    Maybe one of these days I’ll get an ice cream maker. You do make it look so easy, which is never something I associate with ice cream. (Though it is EASY to eat!)

    1. kbelleicious

      Easy to eat is an understatement indeed. More like I eat it soo fast I get a brain freeze.

  14. Malli

    Super creamy coffee ice-cream -looks very tempting and flavor combinations go pretty well together with chocolate-my favorite. That’s funny….. I think your Mom was wise not to have fed you coffee ice-cream.(Peach is much healthier anyway:))

    1. kbelleicious

      Lol! Your right never thought about it that way! Peach is healthier but boy oh boy coffee is more delicious! 🙂

  15. jackie@marin mama cooks

    I love this ice cream and the fact that it only requires 5 ingredients. Double points for you girl!

    I also have to say that the photos you took are magazine quality. I especially love the 2nd photo with the jar and the bowl. What lens are you using on your camera? I’m getting a bit bummed as were heading into fall and going to loose all that natural light at night! I hope the artificial light that I bought works!


  16. Bree

    Like you said, “Who knew?!” Sounds awesome!

  17. Purely.. Kay

    Ice cream and chocolate.. my two favorite things to eat in the world :). I love this recipe. Thanks for posting this

    1. kbelleicious

      Hey it’s the least I can do! I love finding or creating recipes thSt make our life easier! We can all use “easy” huh? Lol

  18. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Yes! Now that kids are in school and we’re always busy, “easy” + “delicious” recipes become extra attractive to us! I have been thinking of making coffee/espresso in ice cream but haven’t had the chance yet. You just made the easiest recipe for me!

    1. kbelleicious

      How r u adjusting to the kids in school? That kale soup you made the other day puts in the mood for comfort food:) hope your doing well

  19. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Delicious and easy, I’m all over that!

  20. Eva

    You sure weren’t kidding about how easy peasy this recipe is, Jessica! And such few ingredients too, it only gets better.

  21. Liz

    Grrrr….I have a new url, and I think my comments are going to spam on a few sites :/ I will plug in my old url and see if that helps. I adore coffee ice cream and who doesn’t love an easy recipe…YUM!

    1. kbelleicious

      So glad you said something about your new URL bc your right- ur comments were going to my spam folder! I fixed it now though!

  22. Erica

    I need an icecream maker! STAT! SO good. Seriously- coffee & chocolate are meant to be together

  23. Mary

    your photos look SO amazing – I’m absolutely drooling! sorry – but it’s true! I HAVE to try this 🙂
    Mary x

  24. Baker Street

    I’ve been meaning to try a condensed milk ice cream and this looks absolutely divine. Great recipe. 🙂

  25. Joanne

    I’m always making my life way more complicated than it needs to be when it comes to ice cream! Totally trying this easy version!

    1. kbelleicious

      Me too!!! Glad to know I’m not the only one! You could so do this recipe with the many genius ideas of ingredients you always seem to have!

  26. Geni

    This does look easy…and delicious. Perfect for the weeks of crazy heat we have been having. Thanks Jessica!

  27. Balvinder

    I like that no eggs and no cooking ! What else do we want? this would certainly made my day.

  28. nancy at good food matters

    Fabulous–and I know from experience that the sweetened condensed milk is the source of the magic in this recipe–insuring a rich creamy confection. (we made some key lime ice cream with it–also amazing.)

    1. kbelleicious

      Key lime ice cream? Where do I place my order? Yum

  29. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    I’m sold for easy and delicious ice cream. For breakfast, lunch and dinner 😀

  30. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    I own an ice cream maker and have yet to use it…and now the summer has passed me by! I think this recipe has inspired me to give it one more chance…looks delicious 🙂

    1. kbelleicious

      Oh Rachel! That Is what is so great about coffee ice cream! It’s perfect to make all yr long! Go for it!

  31. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    We have made vanilla ice cream using the sweetened condensed milk and it turned out delicious so now I am excited to try this one. Looks great.

  32. Biren @ Roti n Rice

    I love coffee ice cream and you are tempting me. Easy is good. Don’t want to spend a wholelot of time indoors when it is so gorgeous outside. 🙂

  33. vianney

    WOW~~ I am so excite to try this, super easy and delish!!

  34. Veronica's Kitchen

    It is getting warm in Australia and I just love to have this yummy ice-cream to cool down.

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