Mocha Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package semisweet chocolate squares, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 4 egg yolks

Directions

  1. Microwave chocolate in a 1-quart microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring twice; stir in brewed coffee. Set chocolate mixture aside.
  2. Bring whipping cream, half-and-half, 1/2 cup sugar, and coffee granules to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar and coffee dissolve.
  3. Beat yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar at high speed with an electric mixer until thick and pale. With mixer at low speed, gradually pour hot cream mixture into yolk mixture; return to saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats a spoon. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate mixture. Cover and chill 2 hours.
  5. Pour chilled mixture into freezer container of a 5-quart hand-turned or electric freezer. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Pack freezer with additional ice and rock salt, and let stand 1 hour. Serve ice cream with cookies, if desired.
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Microwave Coffee & Walnut Cake

Ingredients

  • 85g very soft butter
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 85g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • small handful of walnut pieces (optional)
For the buttercream
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 25g very soft butter
  • 100g icing sugar 

Boozy Coffee & Walnut Cake

Ingredients

For the cake mix
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 15 walnut halves
  • 2 heaped tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water
For the filling
  • 500g pot mascarpone
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 4 tbsp Tia Maria
  • A few toasted walnut halves, for decoration

Cappuccino Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 drops brandy extract or rum extract
  • Dash ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine milk, coffee granules, sweetener and extract. Blend until coffee is dissolved. Serve with a dash of cinnamon. For a hot drink, pour into a mug and heat in a microwave.