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Irish Coffee Ice Cream – Recipe!

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Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day and I love a good Irish coffee.  Irish Coffee always reminds me of The Buena Vista in San Francisco — one of the best places to sip these hot little foamy drinks.  This place is always loaded with locals and tourists alike, sipping on cream topped coffee drinks with a shot of Irish Whiskey, and what better way to extend that delicious flavor than in an Irish Coffee Ice Cream.

My Irish Coffee Ice Cream is so creamy smooth and lovely to serve at a St. Patrick’s Day gathering, or for your friends at the end of a hard week. The recipe is simple to make and you can prepare the ice cream base the night before and churn it up the next day to serve.  One big scoop of this wonderfully luscious treat at the end of a meal or when the weather starts to warm up, and your taste buds will thank you.

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2 cups whole milk

1 1/2 cup heavy cream

5 egg yolks

1 cup of sugar

2 shots espresso, or 1 tablespoon espresso powder dissolved in 1 cup hot water

1/3 cup Irish Whiskey + 2 tablespoons

(Serves 6-8)

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To Prepare:

1.  Separate your eggs and set aside.  Use the whites for another recipe.  In a saucepan, add milk and cream.  Place over high heat until simmering, about 5 minutes.

2.  Whisk half of sugar into cream mixture and other half into egg yolks.  Add 2 tablespoons of hot cream into egg yolks and whisk immediately.  Add another 2 tablespoons and whisk again.

3.  Pour warmed yolks into simmering cream mixture and whisk.  Add in espresso and 1/3 cup Irish Whisky, whisk until combined.  Cook cream mixture for 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.

4.  Pour ice cream base through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.  Let cool on counter top for 20 minutes.  Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of ice cream base to prevent a skin from forming.  Place in refrigerator to chill or at least 3 hours, up to overnight.

5.  Remove ice cream base from refrigerator.  Take plastic wrap off surface and pour into ice cream maker.  Add 2 tablespoons of Irish Whiskey and churn ice cream for 20-30 minutes, or until thick and creamy.

6.  Spoon ice cream into a container and freeze or serve immediately.  Scoop into bowls and Enjoy!










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