Gelato al Caffè

Coffee Ice Cream

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    1½ pints

    Appears in

    Great Italian Desserts

    By Nick Malgieri

    Published 1990

    • About

    This coffee ice cream has the deep, rich flavor of a cup of espresso. Try serving it with a dab of unsweetened whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.



    Prepare the basic mixture up to the point where the mixture comes to a simmer. Whisk in the coffee, remove from the heat, and cover. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture, then pour through a coffee filter to remove any remaining grounds. Cool the mixture and freeze in an ice cream maker.

    Pack the gelato in a cold container, press plastic wrap against the surface, and