Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

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Pam Ellingson


I love Coffee Ice cream and I especially love Vietnamese iced coffee, so when I ran across this recipe, I had to save it. Nummy stuff.


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1 qt. ( 24 hr chill included in "cook time")
45 Min
24 Hr
Ice-Cream Maker


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2 c
half and half
1/4 c
ground vietnamese coffee
egg yolks
1 can(s)
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp
kosher salt

How to Make Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream


  • 1Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

    Yield: makes 1 quart
    Active time: 45 minutes
    Total time: 45 minutes, plus an overnight chill
    Special equipment: ice cream maker
  • 2Note:"Vietnamese coffee" in the U.S. often contains ground chicory, but this recipe calls Vietnamese-produced coffee, such as Trung Nguyen, a blend of four coffee beans with complex aromas and flavors. If you can't find it, a strong French roast is a decent substitution, though the flavor won't be quite the same.
  • 3Do not use "sweetened condensed filled milk," made with skim milk and added vegetable oil, in this recipe. Stick to brands that list milk and sugar as the only ingredients.
  • 4In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring half and half just to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat as soon as it begins to boil, then stir in coffee and steep for 4 minutes
  • 5Whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk until thoroughly combined in a large bowl. Ladle about 1/3 of half and half into yolk mixture, whisking constantly, until well combined, then slowly transfer back to saucepan, whisking constantly.
  • 6Return pan to medium heat and cook, whisking frequently, until a custard coats the back of a spoon and a swiped finger leaves a clean line.
  • 7Stir in salt to taste. Pour through a fine mesh strainer (it's okay if some coffee grounds make it through) into an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.
  • 8The next day, churn ice cream according to manufacturer's instructions. Chill ice cream in freezer for 3 hours before serving.

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About Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #coffee, #ice cream

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