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National Coffee Ice Cream Day is September 6th

September 5, 2008
Photo courtesy of restaurantwindows.com

Photo courtesy of restaurantwindows.com

So on this date, the National Food Day for September 6th happens to be one of my favorite desserts to splurge on: coffee ice cream. Have you ever thought to learn how to make some yourself?

I do not recall the very first time I had coffee ice cream, but I remember even back then I enjoyed the taste of it – though I certainly was not a coffee drinker back then.

As I got older, my tastes would shift as to what was a favorite flavor – I am no longer a huge fan of vanilla, too plain for me, I prefer a rich dutch chocolate or a good coffee ice cream and simply adore to make my own sauces for toppings. In fact I even have somewhere in this blog a recipe for making your very own coffee caramel sauce, a recipe I created and which is truly amazing and decadent to serve up to guests who will easily be impressed. The recipe couldn’t be any easier to make.

Here is a standard recipe for making homemade coffee ice cream.

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream From Scratch Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons fresh coffee (finely ground)
  • 8 oz (200g) soft brown sugar (light)
  • 1 pint (500ml) milk
  • 6 fl.oz (approx 185ml) very hot water


Tip
: Make sure you use good quality, fresh coffee

Directions:

  1. Take the finely ground coffee and pour the water onto it then let it stand for about 10 mins.
  2. You then need to remove the coffee grounds so strain the mixture.
  3. In a heatproof bowl mix together the sugar and egg yolks, then whisk until thick and pale.
  4. Whisk in the milk and the coffee, then put the bowl over a saucepan of simmering (though not boiling) water or use a double boiler.
  5. Cook until the mixture is thick (ie. until it forms a layer on the back of a wooden spoon) being sure to stir it all the time.
  6. Take the saucepan off the heat and place the bowl to one side to cool.
  7. If you want to prevent a skin forming on the mixture you can try covering the surface with a piece of damp, greaseproof paper.
  8. When cool, transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Once your ice cream has thickened in your ice cream machine, then put ice cream into a bowl with lid into your freezer to completely freeze (might take at least four hours) until ready to serve.

Here is one ice cream machine that seems to be worth investing in after I read its many reviews – available at Amazon.com: Cuisinart 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Makers

You can also try different types of flavored coffee too. As for what sorts of coffee to use, I would personally use that coffee which I had just grinded which frankly in my book, makes the best coffee regardless of what type or flavor the coffee is. My particular favorite flavor is Hazelnut, but at your local large grocery store, should you have a coffee grinder Krups Fast Touch Coffee Grinders(I have seen them for $20 on amazon.com) there are many flavors available to you. Make up your own concoction and make your own coffee ice cream today!

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Other interesting tidbits that happened in history on this day September 6th:
Courtesy of foodreference.com

St. Magnus of Fussen’s Day, patron of crops.

1620 The Pilgrims set sail from England aboard the Mayflower.

1800 Catherine Esther Beecher was born. American educator and author of ‘Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book’, etc.

1892 John Froelich made the first gasoline powered tractor.

1899 Carnation began producing evaporated milk.

~Chef Maven

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