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Easy Espresso Stracciatella

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“I couldn't find a recipe anywhere for coffee ice cream that didn't use either instant powdered coffee or a long and annoying process of steeping coffee in milk and cream, so I made one up. I used evaporated milk - NOT condensed milk! - to compensate for the water in the espresso. This recipe doesn't require a lot of egg yolks to be absolutely divine!”
1 quart

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine espresso, evaporated milk, and cream in a medium saucepan and set over medium-low heat until just starting to simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks with 1/4 cup of the sugar until pale yellow.
  3. Add about a cup of the hot cream to the egg-sugar mixture and whisk thoroughly. Then pour it back into the saucepan, keep whisking, and add the rest of the sugar. Once it's all combined, stick a thermometer in and continue to cook over medium-low heat until it reaches 175 degrees F, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
  4. Chill for at least two hours, or overnight.
  5. Pour into a chilled ice cream maker and start churning.
  6. While the ice cream churns, combine the chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a bowl and heat in a microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir. If not completely melted, continue to microwave in 15-second intervals.
  7. When the ice cream is almost done, stir the melted chocolate. I recommend using a rubber spatula to help guide the chocolate out in a steady drizzle so you get nice, thin shavings that melt in your mouth!
  8. Once the chocolate is all incorporated, put the ice cream in a container and freeze until firm.

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