Home made coffee ice cream
2 cups cream
2 cups milk
¾ cup sugar
2 tbs instant coffee granules
6 egg yolks
1 tbs vanilla extract
Combine the cream, milk, sugar, and coffee in a medium, heavy saucepan
Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat; remove from the heat and set aside.
Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl.
Whisk 1 cup of the hot cream into the egg yolks.
Add the vanilla extract.
Gradually add the egg mixture in a slow, steady stream, to the hot cream
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container.
Cover with plastic wrap, pressing down against the surface to keep a skin from forming.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream machine and churn until frozen (according to the manufacturer's instructions).
Transfer to plastic container and place in the freezer for a few hours before serving.
Serving: take it out of the freezer for 5-10 minutes before serving, or longer, so it comes to the right scooping temperature.
Easy suggestion: ice cream is best served in chilled glass or porcelain bowls. Scoop it with a hot, but dry, ice-cream spoon (soak it in boiling water, then wipe dry).