HIGHLY Caffeinated Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

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Finally: An Ice Cream Worthy of Your Coffee

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Smooth. Rich. Creamy. A delightfully full java flavor combined with the perfect amount of sweetness. Those are just some of the sensations your mouth will feel when you bite into this coffee ice cream recipe for the first time.

But that’s just the beginning. Biting into this DIY dessert is like stepping through a vortex into a parallel universe where anything is possible. Because what starts with this explosion of flavor ends with a body buzz you won’t object to.


That’s the delightful side effect of cooking with the World’s Strongest Coffee. You wind up with a dessert Tony Stark would be proud of. Like his Iron Man armor, this coffee ice cream is equal parts gonzo and genius, and the result is nearly invincible.

Steep Tight, My Little Pretties

How can we pull that hearty coffee flavor — and, importantly, the caffeine -- from those powerfully strong beans and infuse it into ice cream? By using a method called steeping.

You may be familiar, but if not, it’s super simple. When you steep, you simply place a solid into a liquid, which softens the solid while naturally extracting the flavors. Steeping grain to make beer is another notable use of the technique. In order to create the world’s strongest coffee ice cream, you’ll steep Death Wish Coffee in a mixture of heated milk and cream.

Death Wish coffee beans in a mixture of heated milk and cream

We’ll admit it: We at first winced at the thought of using those beautiful black talismans of bold taste and superhuman caffeine for something other than creating a mighty mug of java. And looking down at the beans in the pot, we felt a momentary pang of sadness -- or was that a teardrop? -- as the poor little guys cooked away inside the milky mix.

But know this: The story has a happy ending. When we tasted the first bite of this ice cream, we knew the beans’ sacrifice was not in vain. Their flavor lives on, fusing itself into the creamy base of an unbelievably delectable dessert.

Giving credit where it’s due: We owe a shout-out to Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes for the steeping technique, which she says she based on a recipe from David Lebovitz‘s The Perfect Scoop. But where Bauer opts for decaf, we laugh and put our foot on the accelerator.

The World’s Strongest Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

CUISINE TYPE: American, Dessert

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