coffee ice cream

With Danish ice cream flavors lacking imagination, and the going rate for Ben & Jerry's being around $10 a pint, a girl's gotta take matters into her own hands.

This is my homemade coffee ice cream recipe...  just five ingredients, no cooking, and best of all... it's Oik Approved*!

coffee ice cream
 2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
4 t instant coffee

Whisk the coffee into the milk and set it aside.

Whisk the eggs for a minute or two in a large bowl, until they're light and fluffy.

Whisk in the sugar a bit at a time and continue whisking until it's completely incorporated into the eggs.  From a texture standpoint, it's better to overwhisk than to underwhisk.

Add the cream and the coffee mixture and whisk it for another minute or two, then process it in an ice cream maker for 45 minutes to an hour.

This could not be easier or more delicious if it tried!  I find it difficult to get the texture of homemade ice cream just right, but this one is a winner... it's the whisking.

*This is the undisputed favorite homemade ice cream of my stepson, aka The Oik... it's a term of endearment :) 

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