Chocolate Chip Coffee Ice Cream

Creamy homemade coffee ice cream with dark chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Ice Cream Recipe from

This year, March is a jam packed month full of delicious holidays and celebrations. Don’t believe me? Think about it… St Patrick’s day, which in food blogger world actually starts in February or at the very least, early March. And of course there is day light savings time. Okay okay, I know that’s not a holiday but it’s something truly to be celebrated, even if it means losing an hour of sleep and basically attempting to catch up for a week. So along with that is the official start of spring. But on top of all of that, this year we have Easter too…. plus my birthday is in March too, which is obviously the most important day in the entire month. So, see… totally jam packed delicious month.

Last week we covered three new recipes for St Patrick’s day festivities. Be sure to check those out if you are new to Baked by Rachel or just happen to have missed them. We covered snack time, dinner and dessert! All totally must make recipes.

I have this obsession with homemade ice cream. I may not make it all of the time, but when I do it’s seriously so hard to resist. It’s creamy and so much more flavorful than any store bought ice cream I’ve ever had. Of course that doesn’t and won’t ever stop me from buying store bought. It’s just nice to have on hand.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Ice Cream Recipe from

One of my go to flavors is always coffee. It’s perfect in a bowl, in a cone covered with chocolate jimmies (or sprinkles… whatever you want to call them) or even blended up and turned into an amazing shake (or frappe or Fribble to you New Englanders). Seriously what’s with all of the different names? Anyway… I may not enjoy drinking coffee, but I definitely love coffee ice cream in any form and in any season. 

I’ve had a bottle of Autocrat coffee syrup (another New England thing) for a while. So far I’d only used it for these amazing mini coffee cheesecakes with caramel whipped cream, but I knew eventually I’d find another use besides the most common use which happens to be making coffee milk. I’ve honestly never even done that. So instead of running out and buying coffee beans for the sole purpose of making ice cream, I decided to use Autocrat coffee syrup.

If you love coffee ice cream, you absolutely need to make this. It’s easy, requires no sitting waiting for the coffee beans to release their flavor, is truly creamy and perfectly flavored. If you’re not local to New England, you can find Autocrat coffee syrup on Amazon.

PS – I have a tasty topping coming up on Wednesday that you won’t want to miss! It goes perfect with this ice cream… or any ice cream! :)

Chocolate Chip Coffee Ice Cream

Creamy homemade coffee ice cream with dark chocolate chips.
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time1 day
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice cream
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C coffee syrup
  • 3/4 C dark chocolate chips


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm milk, sugar, salt, 1/2 cup heavy cream and coffee syrup.
  • Pour remaining 1 cup heavy cream into a medium bowl with strainer on top.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks. When milk mixture is warm, slowly drizzle into egg yolks while continuously whisking. Pour egg mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium/low heat while stirring slowly with a rubber spatula. When liquid coats the back of the spatula, remove from heat.
  • Pour mixture through strainer into heavy cream. Chill within a large bowl filled with ice, stirring occasionally until mixture is no longer hot.
  • Cover and chill for 24 hours.
  • In an electric ice cream maker, churn according to manufacturer's instructions, adding chocolate chips in the last few minutes. Transfer to a freezer safe container and chill overnight or until solid.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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34 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Coffee Ice Cream”

  1. #
    Anne @The Cooking Campaign — March 11, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I love making ice cream and coffee is one of my favorites! Can’t wait to try this.

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — March 11, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I have to make this for Price. He will love this. He LOVES coffee ice cream.

    PS- I know I’m from New England, but never had coffee syrup. weird

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      Rachel — March 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

      It’s more of a Rhode Island thing but it should be available all over NE.

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    Amy @Very Culinary — March 11, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I always say that food blogging is like fashion, where we have to work 2-3 months out for each holiday. My kids are so confused ;-) March is crazy silly in my house, too with the additional celebration of Passover and my sister’s birthday.

    I seriously need to start making ice cream. I really want a bowl of that. Badly. It’s warm here.

    • #
      Rachel — March 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Seriously! Working ahead is so confusing.

  4. #
    Amanda — March 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Hellooooooo…. world. just. rocked. This sounds amazing!

  5. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Coffee ice cream at home has been on my list for ages! Anddd on The List it goes!

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    Tracey — March 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I *love* that you used Autocrat in this ice cream!! Coffee ice cream used to be my favorite, and though it’s been replaced by mint chocolate chip, it’s still in my top 3 :) I bet this is amazing!!

  7. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 11, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I am a huge fan of homemade ice cream too! I don’t make a ton because I always devour the whole thing before I can share it with people.

  8. #
    Little Kitchie — March 11, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Love chocolate and coffee together! Need the weather to warm up so I can try this!

  9. #
    Karly — March 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I’ll take a bowl of that, please.

  10. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — March 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Oh seeeeeeeeriously wantin’ to lick this.

  11. #
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — March 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    yay for march birthdays! Mine is actually on easter this year! double party time for me!! And this ice cream looks delicious, I think I need a bi ol scoop to sandwich between some chocolate chip cookies!

  12. #
    Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry — March 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    If it wasn’t 45 degrees out today, I would totally makes this. Coffee ice cream is my weakness!

  13. #
    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — March 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I’m not a fan of coffee, but I could definitely see myself trying this out! :)

  14. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — March 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I totally could go for a big bowl of this now! I need to get my hands on some coffee syrup. :)

  15. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    March is so crazy this year! Mmm this ice cream looks perdect!

  16. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — March 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    This is like my absolute FAVORITE flavor of ice cream. I LOVE coffee flavored anything, as you can see on my blog, and i love chocolate chips in ice cream because I’m weird and I like chocolate chips frozen – I think they taste better :) man, you have me craving coffee ice cream badly now. I can just taste it!

  17. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 12, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Homemade ice cream is so much better than anything you can buy and I love the flavors here!

  18. #
    Barbette curran — March 12, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Could you please tell me what brand ice cream maker you use?

    I use to have one, but it did not make solid ice cream.

    Thank you!


    • #
      Rachel — March 12, 2013 at 7:24 am

      I linked to the ice cream maker used at the bottom of the post :)

  19. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — March 12, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Oh. My. Word. This is my idea of heaven in a bowl. Coffee AND chocolate? Do you deliver?

  20. #
    meatballs & milkshakes — March 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Yum! What I wouldn’t do for some ice cream right now….

  21. #
    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — March 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Um yum, your ice cream looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

  22. #
    Angie — March 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Oh, I love this! I was just wondering what kind of ice cream I can make this week, this one is perfect!

  23. #
    katie — March 12, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Yum! This ice cream sounds so good! I love that you consider Daylight Savings a holiday… I do too! I think all food bloggers do! :)

    • #
      Rachel — March 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      It absolutely is a special kind of holiday ;)

  24. #
    a farmer in the dell — March 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I love coffee ice cream! you have me dreaming of summer!

  25. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    MMm. I just love coffee. Especially in ice cream form!!

  26. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — March 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I looove autocrat. And seriously, you’ve never made coffee milk? hehe It was/still is my favorite ‘flavored milk’! I love the flavor of autocrat imparticular! I really need to buy an ice cream maker..I keep putting it off, but summer is coming and plunge just needs to be taken! hah this ice cream is amazing! Coffee is my favorite flavor too!

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      Rachel — March 13, 2013 at 8:28 am

      You really do! They’re so much fun to use.

  27. #
    Cafe Cup — April 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Good post. It seems one of the most popular choices for homemade ice cream. Thanks for posting.

  28. #
    cassie@choclateandmore — June 29, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I love coffee and I love chocolate, I just had to include you in my ice cream round up. Happy Fourth of July!

  29. #
    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — March 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Perfect ice cream for me! I will definitely pin it!

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