No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

One of my earliest memories was gathering in my Grandmother’s dining room, with her aunts, to prepare food for the Jewish holidays. Everything was made from scratch on the day, from the gefilte fish to the bread, to the roast chicken and all the other tasty bites we would enjoy. The table would be laid in the lounge as we were a large gathering. My Gran’s Uncle, the family patriarch would lead the dinner prayers. The best part of the meal would always be dessert and this was without fail Aunty Tilly’s ice cream. She would make this in the morning and it would wait patiently in the freezer for us to enjoy at the end of the meal. It is the dessert I am always asked to make when we go for family suppers. My Uncle Robert prefers his without alcohol and I make it for him that way. Dave does not like coffee in anything, other than his mug or espresso cup, and so this dessert has never been made by me for him. But with my parents coming to spend Passover with us, I wanted to bring a little bit of my Gran to the table. I made this no churn coffee ice cream to remind me of family!

Which dessert reminds you of family?

No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

I tried to make a pretty flower of chocolate gelato to surround my ice cream, but not with great success.

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No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

This smooth ice cream is a firm family favourite
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch ice cream
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 3 g instant coffee
  • 5 mls boiling water
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 395 g condensed milk
  • 500 mls cream
  • 15 mls Frangelico (or any liqueur of your choice)
  • 5 mls vanilla extract


  • Place the coffee granules into a cup and add the boiling water
  • Stir until dissolved
  • Place the egg yolks and condensed milk into a large mixing bowl
  • Mix with a hand beater or stand mixer until completely mixed
  • Whisk the cream until firm and fold into the condensed milk mixture
  • Add the liqueur and vanilla to the coffee and mix
  • Pour into the condensed milk mixture and gently mix in
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the condensed milk mixture
  • Pour into a freezer safe container with a lid and freeze overnight


You can use any flavouring and extracts to make wonderful varieties of this recipe.

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38 thoughts on “No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

  1. I love a no churn ice cream any day – and I gotta agree, dessert is the best part of the meal indeed!

  2. I am such a huge ice cream lover and I think ice cream always reminds me of memories that I would have with my family. And I absolutely love how your no churn ice cream came out. It really looks divine.

  3. Really nice family recipe to share with us, I love coffee ice cream but cannot remember the last time I enjoyed some. I have 2 desserts that come to mind in my family, both made usually by 1 aunt: Saint-Honoré cake and crispak.

  4. Thank you for sharing those lovely food memories – Tandy – then giving us this delicious ice cream!

  5. Hmmmmm, dessert that reminds me of family maybe is pumpkin pie? We’re not a big dessert family sadly so we don’t get to sample too much but I absolutely love this idea of no churn coffee ice cream. Coffee ice cream is my husbands all time favorite, I think he goes through 2 gallons a week! But it perks him up.

  6. I keep seeing recipes for no churn ice cream and am afraid to try it because I might like it too much…

    That being said, I will put it on my list for next summer. Looks amazing!

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