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!

white chocolate cinnamon chip pretzel bark & BIG news!

You guys…  guess what?!?  I AM WRITING A COOKBOOK!!!  (Yes, all-caps on purpose…  I am excited!)

Some of you have been wondering what’s been going on behind the scenes here at Sweet Anna’s (I know I’ve been pretty quite lately and I’m so sorry about that!!), so here it is…  I am writing a cookbook!

My first ever, really real, printed and bound cookbook!!

I can’t wait to share more with you as I work on this big project over the next several months.  One thing I can tell you now…  keep your eyes open for a Holiday 2015 release date!  (Eeeeek!)

And the real reason you are here reading this…  White Chocolate Cinnamon Chip Pretzel Bark.  Just 5 ingredients and less than 5 minutes of work, and you’ve got a fabulous, sweet & salty treat you will love.

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Whip this up soon (or get one of your kids to make it for you…  it’s that easy!)… you won’t regret it!!

white chocolate cinnamon pretzel bark & some BIG news!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon baking chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup small pretzels
  • sprinkle of sea salt

Directions

Place the white chocolate chips in a small bowl. Place the cinnamon chips and 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil into another small bowl.

Microwave both bowls for 20 seconds at a time, stirring REALLY well in between each round until just melted and smooth. You don't want to heat the baking chips too much, just melt them!

Spread the melted white chocolate chips onto a piece of parchment or waxed paper, about 1/4 of an inch thick. Dollop the melted cinnamon chips all over the top of the white chocolate and then gently swirl with the tip of a butter knife until pretty and swirly.

Immediately press the pretzels gently into the top of the bark, covering as much area as you would like, and then sprinkle lightly with sea salt.

Let the bark cool at room temperature for 1-2 hours until completely set. Cut or break into pieces and serve immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. (If they last that long!) ;o)

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spiced honey nut granola

I’m standing in my kitchen surrounded by the intoxicating aroma of baking granola.  The sweet, spicy smells and the anticipation of the perfect crunchy satisfaction are almost driving my bonkers, and my stomach is growling insistently.

There is almost nothing better than baking a batch of fresh, homemade granola.  It is so incredibly simple to throw together, and the scent of granola in the oven is just plain heaven.  The sweet, nutty, cozy aroma just screams fall!

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Have you ever made homemade granola?  If you haven’t, now’s the time!  Making granola is about the easiest thing you can do in your kitchen.  (And it’s an easy hands-on project for the kids too, if that’s your sort of thing!)

With less than 5 minutes of prep, and into the oven, sometimes I think I could make granola every day.  We snack on it by the handful and enjoy it on our morning bowls of yogurt.

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Of course, I rarely seem to be able to make the same recipe twice (there are just too many fun variations of granola to enjoy!) but this spiced, nutty version is definitely one of my favorites.

And really, what’s better than a quick bowl of homemade granola and yogurt on a busy fall morning?!

spiced honey nut granola

Yield: makes about 8 cups of granola

Ingredients

  • 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 cups sliced almonds, or other chopped nuts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325ºF.

In a large bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, spices and salt.

(I like my granola pretty mild since we usually eat it with yogurt and jam. If you want a sweeter granola, increase the brown sugar to 1/2 cup!)

In a small bowl, melt together the coconut oil and the honey in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until just melted (you can also do this in a small pan on the stove).

Stir the honey mixture into the oat mixture until well coated. Spread evenly onto a large, rimmed baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and stir in the nuts, and then bake another 15-20 minutes, until the granola is golden.

Remove from the oven and cool completely, stirring occasionally as it cools to prevent big clumps (unless you like big clumps, then by all means, leave it be!)

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What’s your favorite way to eat granola?  On yogurt?  With milk?  Just plain??