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Chicory Coffee Ice Cream


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground chicory coffee blend (such as Café Du Monde or French Market brand)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 whole star anise pod
  • 10 egg yolks


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the milk, cream, sugar, coffee, pepper, and star anise, stirring occasionally, just until milk scalds; do not boil.
  2. Strain the mixture and return it to the stove until it reaches a foamy boil. Turn off the flame.
  3. Put egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of the hot milk-cream mixture to the egg yolks, whisking constantly to temper the yolks. Add the yolks back into the milk-cream mixture and whisk until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  4. Note: If mixture becomes too cool to thicken, place the saucepan over a very low flame during whisking.
  5. Strain the custard once more into a clean container and chill completely. Freeze the custard in an ice cream machine, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Quick notes

Makes about 2 quarts

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