The Best Homemade Coffee Ice Cream EVER

The BEST Homemade Coffee Ice Cream EVER!

Did I really just say “the best” coffee ice cream?  Yes.  Yes, I did!

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If you’ve been following my Instagram account at all, you are well aware of my newfound passion for homemade ice creams.  I got a new ice cream maker (or rather, the attachment for my beloved stand mixer!) for my last birthday and I have been having WAY too much fun experimenting.

So far I have tried Lemon Buttermilk, Cherry Garcia, Coffee, Mint Chip, Vanilla Bean, Biscoff Cookie Butter, and more.  You guys, I am not exaggerating when I say that this ice cream maker is my new favorite thing in the kitchen!

I haven’t been doing much recipe sharing of my ice creams yet, because I have just been too busy eating them.  But this one was just too perfect not to share!  This is my final tweak (and now permanent recipe!) for homemade coffee ice cream.  Creamy, smooth, strong but not too strong, this is everything I have been looking for.  I am a happy girl!

If you don’t have a KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment, I HIGHLY recommend getting one.  It’s the best kitchen purchase I have made in years!

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I had a friend rave about hers for a while before I finally took the plunge and I only wish I had gotten one sooner!  So fun, and as long as you store the bowl in the freezer (we keep ours out in the garage deep freezer so it’s out of the way!) you can have homemade ice-cream in just minutes!

Enjoy!!

The Best Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 large fresh, organic eggs*
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 2 (0.11oz each) Starbucks VIA instant coffee packets
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped fudge, optional

Instructions

  1. Beat the eggs with a wire whisk in your regular mixer bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Slowly pour in the sugar & salt, while continuing to whisk, and keep beating until very creamy and thick, another 2 minutes or so.
  2. Whisk in the cream, milk and VIA packets until all the coffee granules have dissolved. Pour this mixture into the chilled bowl of your ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer instructions (lowest speed on the KitchenAid mixer!).
  3. When the ice cream is quite thick, looking like soft-serve ice cream, add in the chopped fudge if you are using it. (I make a batch of fudge and store it in the freezer using a bit as I need it for ice creams. You can buy some, make some, or leave it out. Up to you!)
  4. Transfer the soft ice cream to a freezer-safe container. You can enjoy it right away as soft-serve, but it really does taste better, in my opinion, after several hours or even a few days in the freezer. Again, do what works for you, you won't be disappointed!
  5. *There are raw eggs in this recipe. That should not be a problem at all, unless you have a weakened immune system. Just make sure you are using fresh, good quality eggs!
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**A few little ice-cream-making tips:  Keep all ingredients very cold at all times.  And keep your freezer bowl in the freezer until the very, very last second!

the easiest homemade pizza sauce

Ok, so I am a total sucker for cuteness.  Cute babies, cute little tiny anythings, and cute hearts.  Especially when those hearts are in unexpected places.

Like pizza!

The Cutest Pepperoni Pizza & The Easiest Homemade Pizza Sauce!

So yeah, the heart pepperonis were totally not my idea.  I’m sure I saw them on Instagram or Pinterest.  But man were they just too cute to resist.

They did take a few minutes to make, but it was easy and fun and totally worth it!  (Kind of like cutting paper snowflakes, except they’re just hearts, and you’re cutting pepperoni instead of paper!)

Heart Pepperoni Pizza

Of course that’s not all I’ve got for you today.  If you’ve been hanging out with me for long, you are very familiar with my Homemade Pizza obsession.

What you may not know, is that I have never made homemade pizza sauce before!  I don’t even know why, except that I seemed to keep picking up jars of Trader Joe’s pizza sauce and thinking that had to be easier than making some myself.

Well, you know what?  It’s not any easier!  Seriously.  Ok, maybe 2 minutes of work is too much, but you guys, this sauce is so good and so worth it.  Give it a try next time you run out of pizza sauce!

The Cutest Pepperoni Pizza & The Easiest Homemade Pizza Sauce

the easiest homemade pizza sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (less if you don't like a little spice!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and stir in the garlic to sauté for about 30 seconds, until very fragrant.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil quickly over high heat and then immediately reduce to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better, the flavor only intensifies as it simmers!).

When you are about ready to start assembling your pizzas, turn off the heat so the sauce can cool back down a bit.

This should be enough for 2-3 pizzas (or one batch of my favorite homemade pizza dough). If you have leftovers, cool completely and store in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3 weeks!

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 Now go make some pizza!  (And Happy Everything-Hearts Week!) 

cinnamon sugar butter cookies

Well now, isn’t that just a lovely thought?  Cinnamon & Sugar in a butter cookie?  Why didn’t I think of that before!?

The cookie uses my favorite buttery, dense norwegian shortbread base, with a lace of cinnamon and a dusting of cinnamon-sugar on top.  And the best part – there are only 6 ingredients, that I’m almost positive you have in your kitchen right now.  All good things, right?

cinnamon sugar butter cookies

Yes, I know it’s similar in concept to a Snickerdoodle, but not being a huge Snickerdoodle fan myself, I am much happier with these.

Give these a try the next time you are craving a cinnamony, buttery treat but yet you just don’t feel like getting your hands dirty.  (Does anyone else get tired of the mess of rolling cookies in sugar, like I do?!) These are a much quicker, much butterier (Is that a word?!?), and much cleaner cookie to make.

Amen, amen, amen!

Oh you guys.  I wish you could just SMELL these cookies.  I really do.  Even if you can’t eat them (diet, allergies?!) please just make them to enjoy the achingly cozy aroma (and then give them to your friends or neighbors!).

All the glorious smells of fresh homemade cinnamon rolls, in a fraction of the time and effort.  Make these once and you’ll make them again and again.  I promise!

cinnamon sugar butter cookies

cinnamon sugar butter cookies

Yield: makes over 4 dozen medium cookies

Ingredients

    for the dough:
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 1/4 cups flour
  • for dusting, stir together:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Beat in the egg, salt and cinnamon until well mixed.

Mix in the flour, on low speed, until just well combined. Scoop the dough (using a spoon, or a medium pastry scoop) onto the parchment-lined baking sheets, at least an inch apart.

Press the balls of dough down to about 1/4" or so thickness with a fork dipped in cold water. After you have pressed down all the dough on a cookie sheet, go back and generously sprinkle each cookie with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just set and very lightly golden brown around the edges. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the freezer for several weeks!

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