Mocha Chip Ice Cream

April 17, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Makes 1 quart
Author Notes

One of the few indulgences that my husband I would have was a carton of Starbucks mocha chip ice cream. But then my husband entered grad school and there were little if any indulgences with our salaries. So I improvised and created my own mocha ice cream for a few less dollars. And we've never purchased a Starbucks carton since. —The Constant Gardener

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 and 1/2
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar plus 1 Tablesoon
  • 2 tablespoons Ground espresso or dark coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1-4 ounces Dark Chocolate bar (Ghirardelli or better)
  1. Place cream, 1/2 and 1/2, milk and egg yolks in saucepan on medium low.
  2. Measure sugar, espresso, baking powder and pour in saucepan with milk. Whisk continually until all of sugar has dissolved and eggs are well incorporated.
  3. Once milk mixture is done, add vanilla and remove from heat. Place in ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's directions.
  4. While ice cream is being made, chop dark chocolate into bite size pieces. When ice cream is almost complete add chocolate to ice cream mix. Mix chocolate in.

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2 Reviews

Sagegreen April 21, 2011
Great to have a go to mocha chip ice cream recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Midge April 18, 2011
I used to be on hooked on mocha chip too, but I bet your version blows Starbucks away.