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Brownie Coffee Ice Cream

This Brownie Coffee Ice Cream is a full-flavored ice cream packed with coffee flavor and fudgy brownie bits and may just be the best ice cream you've ever had.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie Ice Cream, Coffee Ice Cream, Summer Desserts
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Servings: 1 ½ quarts
Author: Sues


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp finely ground espresso (if substituting with regular coffee grounds, use 3 Tbsp)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 ½ cups crumbled brownies (about 6 standard-size brownies), recipe below, boxed, or store-bought

Fudgy Brownies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp espresso powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Heat cream, milk, sugar, espresso, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir constantly, until the mixture just reaches the point of simmer. Then remove from heat.
  • While cream/milk mixture is heating, lightly whisk the egg yolks in a separate medium-sized heat-proof bowl.
  • Slowly pour about half of the warm milk/cream into the bowl with the egg yolks, whisking while you do so.
  • Then pour the egg/milk mixture back into the pan with the rest of the milk.
  • Continue to cook over low heat, while whisking. When the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon, after about 5-7 minutes, remove the saucepan from heat.
  • Strain the egg/milk mixture into a separate large bowl.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap, making sure plastic wrap is touching top of liquid so skin does not form, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Once mixture is chilled, freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, mixing in brownie pieces when ice cream is almost done processing.
  • Remove ice cream to airtight containers and put in freezer for at least 4 hours to continue to harden.

Fudgy Brownies

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease an 8x8" pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, granulated sugar, confectioners’ sugar, espresso powder, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add eggs, oil, brewed coffee, and vanilla stirring until just combined.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan, smoothing the top.
  • Bake brownies for about 31 minutes. Brownies are done when tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before slicing and crumbling to add to ice cream.
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