The Healthy My Ass Cookbook

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Strawberry Ice Cream

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Java Chip Ice Cream

My effort to imitate Starbuck's now discontinued Java Chip Ice Cream


1&1/4 cups Coffee Beans, Dark Roast, whole
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt, *see Notes
1&3/4 cups Half and Half
6 Egg Yolks
2 cups Heavy Cream
1&1/4 tsps. Vanilla
5/8 tsp. Expresso Powder, or finely ground coffee
1 cup Dark Chocolate, chopped, 60% Cacao or more


Combine whole Coffee Beans, Sugar, Salt and the Half and Half in a medium saucepan set over medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Once the mixture is steaming/near boiling, but not boiling, remove from the heat, cover, and let the beans steep for 1 hour.

After steeping, start reheating the coffee mixture on low heat.  Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks for 1 minute until pale yellow in color.  Once the coffee mixture is near steaming but before boiling, slowly drizzle at least half but not necessarily all of it into the yolks while whisking constantly.  Return the entire mixture to the saucepan.

Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat, using a heatproof spatula and scraping the bottom of the saucepan as you go, until the mixture has thickened into a custard.  This may take some time.  It's ready when this mixture coats the spatula.

Pour the Heavy Cream into a bowl that can accommodate a 2 cup or larger strainer on top.  Pour the custard through the strainer, using the back of the spatula to stir/press as much of the custard through the strainer as you can before discarding the coffee beans.  Now stir the custard into the cream, and then add the Vanilla and the Espresso Powder (or finely ground coffee).

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours before churning.  Churn in your ice cream maker according to its instructions, adding the chopped Dark Chocolate toward the end.

Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and press plastic wrap against the surface.  Cover the container and freeze the ice cream for 4-5 hours or until firm.


You can substitute Sea Salt for Kosher Salt but if you use Table Salt then us half as much.

You can use decaffeinated Coffee Beans, wihich I do because I usually eat this closer to bed time.

Instant Espresso coffee can be substituted for the Espresso Powder or just any very finely ground coffee.


Other Information:

Source: My recipe derived from recipes found on the web.

Preparation: 0:45
Chill: 13:00
Total: 14:30

Yield: 1 quart
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts per Serving:
661 Calories
51g Fat (67.2% calories from fat)
8g Protein
48g Carbohydrate
2g Dietary Fiber
347mg Cholesterol
147mg Sodium.

Exchanges per Serving:
1/2 Lean Meat
1/2 Non-Fat Milk
10 Fat
3 Other Carbohydrates.

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