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Whenever I use bourbon in ice cream I usually add it while I’m boiling the milk. It gives the alcohol a change to dissipate and keeps the ice cream former than been able to achieve adding where the recipe says. No one has ever noticed a taste difference. I do the same with vanilla extract as it is usually a higher percentage of alcohol than bourbon is.
We used four rounded scoops of ground coffee, then strained it thru a screen used for stooping bacon from spattering. Worked great! The little pieces of cooffee grounds left behind gave the ice cream the texture of natural vanilla. Also, used two tablespoons of Kaluha instead of Bourbon. The result was amazing!
Delicious ice cream, cool recipe! Thanks!
My husband made this wonderful recipe this past weekend. It was time intensive but so worth it! Rich, buttery and the bourbon added a perfect note! The only change my husband said was that he would probably use a little less sugar. We loved it! Thank you!!
LOL I found out the reason that you use whole coffee beans instead of grounds! If you use grounds, you won’t be able to get all of them out of the cream. I even tried using a coffee filter in my sieve but the cream was too thick to drain through. Next time I won’t be lazy and will go buy the whole beans haha!
Thanks for letting us know Rachel!
Finally– a recipe that has me digging out my ice cream maker from the back of the closet. Have been uninspired thus far this summer, but I love coffee ice cream and ANYthing with a hint of bourbon! Thanks so much!
Hi Elise, I love coffee ice cream; this looks delicious! Where do you get your decaf beans? I have only been able to fin decaf ground coffee and much prefer grinding my own beans if possible. Thanks!
Hi Laura, I get decaf whole beans at Whole Foods. I’m guessing you could get them at a local Starbucks too.
Sounds really delicious!
Is there a reason you use whole beans instead of grinding them first? It seems like you’d get just as much coffee flavor with half the beans if you ground them then strained the milk/cream after it steeps.
Wow, what a unique ice cream flavor!! Perfect for a decadent summer treat :)