National Coffee Ice Cream Day!

Coffee Ice cream recipeYes, there is a day for every delicious food. Today is a sweet and caffeinated one. With the heat burning into September, whose ready to make some coffee ice cream?

1 cup milk

1/4 cup ground coffee

1 cup sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

1/8 tsp. salt

1 Tbs. vanilla extract

3 cups half and half

Heat milk in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat. When bubbles form around the edges of pan, remove from heat. Stir in coffee and half the sugar. In a slow and steady stream, whisk hot mixture into bowl with beaten eggs, whisking constantly. Return to saucepan. Add remaining sugar and salt. Stir constantly over medium high heat 3-4 minutes until mixture is thickened. Stir in vanilla and 1 cup half and half and chill in refrigerator. Strain through a very fine sieve or cheesecloth. Add remaining half and half and freeze in an ice cream maker 20-30 minutes until frozen.

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