Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

 This rich coffee ice cream is made with sweetened condensed milk just like Vietnamese coffee – a lovely snack on a hot day, or a refreshing dessert that’s a nod to an after dinner coffee.

Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - This rich coffee ice cream is made with sweetened condensed milk just like Vietnamese coffee - a lovely snack on a hot day, or a refreshing dessert that's a nod to a after dinner coffee.

When I was growing up, I was very close to my dad’s mother. I used to love to sleep over her house. We’d do crafts (mostly painting) for hours. We’d garden and bake, with me sneaking extra servings of the sweets to my grandfather. And when we weren’t baking? We’d be digging into Grandma’s stash of ice cream.

Nothing brings me back to those days with my grandmother more than coffee ice cream. It was her favorite. And because of her love of that ice cream (and coffee-flavored Nips candy), I loved all things coffee-flavored, way before I liked coffee.

Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - This rich coffee ice cream is made with sweetened condensed milk just like Vietnamese coffee - a lovely snack on a hot day, or a refreshing dessert that's a nod to a after dinner coffee.

So today’s recipe is a nod not only to National Ice Cream Day but to my memories of my Grandma. This Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is sweeter and richer than most coffee ice cream, because it’s made with condensed milk rather than milk or cream. It also has a stronger coffee flavor than you’d find in store-bought coffee ice cream. I added chocolate pieces to mine, because little pieces of crunchy chocolate in cold ice cream is never a bad idea, although you can totally skip it if you wanted to.

Not a coffee fan or looking for more great recipes? Check out these National Ice Cream Day recipes my blogging friends have created for you. Or, search #NationalIceCreamMonth (yes! there’s a whole foodie month dedicated to ice cream!) for a visual tour of some mouthwatering ice cream dishes.

And HUGE thanks to Jolene at Jolene’s Recipe Journal for putting together this great event!

Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - This rich coffee ice cream is made with sweetened condensed milk just like Vietnamese coffee - a lovely snack on a hot day, or a refreshing dessert that's a nod to a after dinner coffee.

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This rich coffee ice cream is made with sweetened condensed milk just like Vietnamese coffee – a lovely snack on a hot day, or a refreshing dessert that’s a nod to an after dinner coffee.

Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This rich coffee ice cream is made with sweetened condensed milk just like Vietnamese coffee – a lovely snack on a hot day, or a refreshing dessert that’s a nod to an after dinner coffee.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian-Inspired
Servings 1 Quart
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk a little more than 1-14 oz. can
  • 1 1/2 c. strong coffee cooled, if possible
  • 1/2 c. half-and-half
  • big pinch of finely ground dark roast coffee
  • 1/2 c. coarsely chopped semi-sweet or dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Whisk together condensed milk, coffee, half-and-half, and coffee granules. Refrigerate until chilled, at least an hour.
  2. Transfer mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to instructions. (Mine froze for about 20 minutes). In last minute or two in the ice cream maker, add chopped chocolate.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and put into freezer to harden.

Recipe Notes:

  • This recipe was adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz (p. 35)
  • I added a few links below (affiliate links – there’s no extra charge to you!) of my favorite ice cream making products. This includes the ice cream maker I use on a regular basis and the cookbook that this recipe was from. It also includes the quart-sized plastic containers that I keep on hand to store my homemade ice cream (and also extra marinara sauce, chicken stock, soup, etc.). All are products that I own and love.
Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - This rich coffee ice cream is made with sweetened condensed milk just like Vietnamese coffee - a lovely snack on a hot day, or a refreshing dessert that's a nod to a after dinner coffee.

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12 thoughts on “Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream”

  1. My family is ALL about the ice cream. It’s always in my freezer. I’m so excited to try your recipe. Sounds so creamy and delish! I made it a feature at this week’s Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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