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Bourbon Coffee Ice Cream

This Bourbon Coffee Ice Cream might just blow your mind!

Bourbon Coffee Ice Cream #IceCreamforOXO

Coffee plus ice cream already blows my mind. I can get my caffeine fix and eat ice cream all in one shot? Bring it on! Speaking of shots… Let’s add some bourbon to the mix, shall we?

Yes we shall! Oh what’s that? You want something crunchy? How about some walnuts? Sounds good to me too.

To make this ice cream I followed a recipe that I’ve made before and just added walnuts and bourbon near the end of churning. I already knew this recipe was a winner so I figured, why fuss with it too much? If you don’t want to add the bourbon and walnuts, you can omit them and have a perfect coffee ice cream.

You guys know my pals, OXO don’t you? Well they sent me a bunch of their tools that helped a lot while making this ice cream. I just love them over there. They make the most useful kitchen equipment that really makes my life easier while cooking or baking.

For this recipe, I used these products from OXO:

OXO Mini Chopper #IceCreamforOXO

I must say that my favorite item out of the bunch was the Mini Chopper. It helped so much with chopping almost a cup of walnuts. I hate chopping nuts. Actually, I hate chopping anything and usually try to just crush nuts with my hands as I’m adding them to any dish because I’m lazy.

The LockTop container was extremely helpful in freezing the completed ice cream. I usually have to scramble for something suitable to shove into the freezer and then once I find a container, it won’t fit into the freezer. This is perfectly sized for the ice cream and freezer space!


Bourbon Coffee Ice Cream

I added bourbon and walnuts to this ice cream recipe but if you aren't a fan of either of these ingredients, feel free to omit them and you will still have a delicious ice cream recipe on your hands.

Yield: 1 quart

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 6 hour 45 min


3/4 cup walnuts
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
3 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup bourbon


Chop the walnuts and set aside until the very end of churning.

Combine eggs, yolks and sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Heat milk and cream in a medium saucepan; do not let boil. Scorch the milk until it is near boiling.

Turn off heat. Incorporate 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture while beating continuously. Do not let the eggs cook!

When it has cooled, pour the cooked  mixture into the remaining milk and cream, continue to beat. Heat mixture under medium low, while constantly whisking, until the consistency is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Remove from heat and whisk in the brewed coffee.

Pour mixture into a bowl and cover. Chill until completely cool.

Once it is completely cool, pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow your machine’s directions for churning. Add the bourbon. Once the bourbon is incorporated,  scoop the soft churned ice cream out of the ice cream maker and gently mix in chopped walnuts. Transfer to a container with a plastic utensil or spatula. Store in an airtight container in the freezer until frozen.


For use with the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment, pour the mixture into the freezer bowl and churn for about 20 minutes. Add the bourbon near the end of churning. Scoop the soft churned ice cream out of the ice cream maker and gently mix in chopped walnuts. Transfer to a container with a plastic utensil or spatula. Store in an airtight container in the freezer until frozen.

Disclosure: I was provided product from OXO for their #IceCreamforOXO campaign. All opinions are my own. Amazon Affiliate links are in used throughout this post.

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7 Responses to “Bourbon Coffee Ice Cream”

  1. #
    Martha@A Family Feast — July 19, 2014 at 7:49 am

    YUM and more YUM! Love coffee and ice cream and with bourbon added?? Heavenly!

  2. #
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — July 19, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Bourbon AND coffee ice cream? You are a GENIUS!

  3. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — July 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    You are so right. This ice cream definitely blew my mind! Love it!

  4. #
    Angela {Mind Over Batter} — July 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Isn’t OXO THE BEST? I need this mini chopper in my life. Actually… I need this bourbon coffee ice cream sooo much more! I love your ice cream photo. I had SUCH a hard time photographing ice cream this week. I almost cried. I’m sure my photo sads can be remedied with this ice cream!

  5. #
    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — July 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Crazy deliciousness going on here! Also my kids and I LOVE the OXO Chopper…we have 2 and a day doesn’t go by without at least one being used!

  6. #
    Amy @ Elephant Eats — July 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I majorly need to break out my ice cream maker since we’re already halfway thru the summer. Coffee ice cream is my favorite flavor so I will definitely be keeping this in mind 🙂


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