Creamy homemade coffee ice cream with a chocolate twist! Tastes like your favorite coffee shop frozen drink!

Creamy homemade chocolate coffee ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

We typically don’t go to the movies too much since it can be so costly, especially for a family, but last weekend we made a special trip to see Inside Out. I’m probably in the minority that wasn’t totally over the moon in love with it, but it was cute and still fun. I think I just expected there to be more to it. Still cute and full of meaning though.

The last time I went to the movies at this particular theater was when Julie came to visit… last Fall. See… I don’t go to the movies much. When we were there, they were undergoing a major renovation. The renovations actually interrupted our visit, setting off fire alarms. But, at least it wasn’t in the middle of the movie… it definitely could have been worse! It was nice to finally see all of the changes in person.

Finally a local theater that offers reserved seating! That’s honestly probably my favorite part… next to the super comfy reclining leather seats. Such a nice feature! I’m already starting to think about our next visit, partly because of the features mentioned and partly because it’s Summer vacation but also… the Minions movie looks super cute. Have you seen it yet? I have high hopes for it being as good or better than the Despicable Me movies.

Creamy homemade chocolate coffee ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

And, because it’s raging hot outside lately, you definitely need a scoop or two of this creamy chocolate coffee ice cream. Call it mocha, call if chocolate coffee or just plain delicious – I don’t care what you call it, as long as you enjoy a scoop!

This is by far my favorite chocolatey ice cream to date – both homemade and store bought! It’s so smooth and packed with flavor… even the kiddos loved it!

I highly recommend pairing this with a cone and maybe some sprinkles for fun. Because, why not?!

This super creamy homemade chocolate coffee ice cream is an absolute must make this summer!

Creamy homemade chocolate coffee ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 day
Yield: 4 plus
Creamy homemade coffee ice cream with a chocolate twist! Tastes like your favorite coffee shop frozen drink!


  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C coffee syrup
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder, sifted
  • 5 egg yolks


  • Add 1 cup heavy cream and vanilla to a medium bowl, with a mesh strainer set on top. Set aside. 
  • Add reamaining heavy cream, milk, coffee syrup, sugar and salt to a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar. Sift cocoa powder directly over saucepan, whisk to combine. 
  • Whisk egg yolks in a small bowl. When milk mixture begins to steam, slowly drizzle 1 cup of warm liquid into yolks while whisking continuously. Pour egg mixture into saucepan, whisk to combine. Continue cooking over medium heat until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. 
  • Pour warm liquid through mesh strainer into reserved heavy cream. Stir and cool over an ice bath to room temperature. 
  • Cover and chill thoroughly, 4-6 hours or overnight. 
  • Churn according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Transfer churned ice cream to a freezer safe container. Freeze until solid, 4-6 hours or until firm. 


Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Chocolate, Coffee, Ice cream

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