Frozen| Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream {Eggless} … quite the ‘Perfect Scoop’

“Ice cream is exquisite, too bad it’s not illegal!”

Vietnamese Coffee Ice CreamThis very unusual and ADDICTIVE Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream would be illegal if Voltaire had his way! It is beyond exquisite … silky, velvety, deep, sensuous and nothing like I’ve made or bought before. It calls your name as you read the Bible of ice creams, The Perfect Scoop, a brilliant piece of work by Monsieur Lebovitz. His style of writing is charming, humourous and addictive as are his recipes. Bookmarking seems futile as I want to try each recipe, one tempting page after another!The Perfect Scoop, David LebovitzCoffee HAD to be my first pick for several reasons, primarily because it is my ‘favouritist’ flavour of all time. I am a HUGE coffee addict with a natural affinity to anything ‘coffee‘. Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream was also my first choice since the lovely lady who sent me the book from the UK, Jehanna @ The Cooking Doctor, included a bag of her favourite coffee in the precious parcel. The book itself had me singing, the coffee sent me into high pitched sopranos. Merci Jehanna!!Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream Must be something in the air, the change of season, cooler weather around the corner, or then this coffee cupping session by the Indian baroness of coffee … filter coffee seems to be the only thing I want to use. My journey into the cup of coffee got more exciting all thanks to this hugely talented lady! It got even more exciting thanks to The Cooking Doctor!!Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Vietnamese Coffee Ice CreamI also picked this eggless ice cream recipe as it uses ingredients easily available here in India {condensed milk and low fat cream}. Heavens knows how hard we try and overcome the non availability of whipping cream here, a daily culinary battle of sorts for many of us! A recipe that says ‘low fat cream’ is music to my ears. No substituting for once, and perfect scoops guaranteed! {I made this just over a month ago, hence the ‘melting moments’ as the weather was still warm}. Now I’m Ready For Dessert!!

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream {Eggless}


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 1 litre approximately

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream {Eggless}

A very unusual and addictive Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream that uses just 4 simple ingredients. It's silky, velvety, deep and sensuous ... an absolute winner from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.


600gm sweetened condensed milk

375ml very strongly brewed coffee, cooled {or espresso}

125ml single cream

Big pinch of finely ground dark roast coffee


  1. Whisk together the condensed milk, brewed coffee, single cream and ground coffee.
  2. Chill thoroughly and freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions
  3. Thermomix: Once blended, freeze the mixture in silicon/ice cube trays for 6-8 hours or overnight. Then turn into bowl of Thermomix and process at Speed 10 for 1 minute, scraping sides with TM spatula, until smooth. Transfer to freezer safe bowl. Serve immediately else freeze.

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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  1. coffee flavored ice cream is welcome anytime ! i love it 😀 its like a frozen creamy cold coffee
    gorgeous pics !
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  2. I have been wanting to buy this book , but then summer is gone so will wait till next summer.
    Even if it is geting colder here i wish I had this now. Looks indeed addictive and yumm.
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  3. Coffee is the perfect addition to ice cream. It reminds me that I need to look for a recipe for Chai ice cream, taht would be wonderful too:D

  4. I bookmarked this before I was finished reading it. Coffee is my favorite flavor, and now I discovered that my daughter likes it too…:( so I have to fight for the coffee ice cream. I also did a post on Vietnamese coffee (which my daughter also likes) It’s gotta be the sweetened condeed milk. Maybe I’ll have to make some dulce de leche too… 😀
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    • LOL I know what you mean. I have to fight the kids off coffee ice cream too as they now love coffee anything and everything as well. That Vietnamese coffee sounds great. David Lebovitz mentions it in his ice cream recipe too…

  5. OMGoodness the texture looks amazing. Love coffee ice cream, tiramisu and anything coffee dessert. Never crossed my mind availability of ingredinet such as whipping cream in India. Beautiful post as always Deeba. Been too long missing you lady!
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  6. 4 ingredients sounds too good to be true. I’ll look forward to seeing more recipes from this book as time goes on.
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  7. Dear Deeba sounds and look delicious!!! I love David Lebovitz recipes, XOXOXO
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  8. There is another quote that is my absolute favorite:-
    “Me and ice cream.Best friends forever.” ~Jessi Lane Adams

    I am sure we all are able to connect with it.When it comes to ice-cream,there are so many memories that rush into one’s head – be it enjoying Ice-cream after school during childhood days,or mom/dad buying us a favorite bar of orange popsicle post dinner.
    The recipe sounds very tempting,so sure that I am going to try this!Just to clarify,do you mean espresso when you say strongly brewed coffee?
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    • Love that quote…and the flood of ice cream memories! Some things in life are always good; ice cream is one of them!! Yes espresso is originally in the recipe … but I used strongly brewed ground coffee that Jehanna sent me.

  9. Coffee ice cream is just fabulous! you cannot go wrong with such a flavor.



  10. Rianne says:

    This is so perfect! We just had a scorching hot week here in San Diego so I made some avocado ice cream. I used condensed milk, whipped cream and no egges too. I LOVE Vietnamese coffee! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing Deeba!
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  11. When I was a child I didn’t like drinking coffee (which I enjoy today), but I liked just anything coffee flavored and I remember we used to buy a coffee ice cream I was crazy about, but after a short while it disappeared from the supermarkets. As soon as I return to my home in Brazil, where I have an ice cream maker, I will certainly give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. You know that favouritist is not a word, right Deeba? I have been told this several times when I use the American version favoritist but I argue that there are times when no other word seems to convey that feeling. I’m so with you. Coffee is my favoritist ice cream too. :)
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  13. sandhya says:

    So few ingredients and eggless too, just my kind of recipe. You’ve set the mood in the pictures so perfectly for coffee ice cream.

  14. sandhya says:

    So few ingredients and eggless too.Just my kind of an ice cream recipe. Deeba you’ve set the mood in your pictures so perfectly for the coffee icecream.

  15. So few ingredients and an eggless ice cream, just my kind of a recipe ! You’ve set the perfect mood in your pictures for dark and rich coffee ice cream.

  16. I know I am going to be making this even before I read the post! Nothing to beat filter coffee and its my fav flavor too. Love this ice-cream Deeba, oh yumm!!! I just have to get myself a good ice-cream maker and soon!!! Needless to say, bookmarked!
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  17. Your ice-cream looks just the perfect scoop Deeba! I’m so glad you like Lavazza too, I use it as well for anything that calls for espresso, ironically I havent tried coffee ice-cream! I’m salivating at your gorgeous pics, so better take the ice-cream maker now:-)
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  18. This sounds and looks so wonderful! I also love coffee in anything! Its something that completely draws me to a recipe!
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  19. Richard says:

    I didn’t grow up drinking coffee, but I did grow up eating coffee ice cream. Mmmmm…coffee ice cream… yummy!
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  20. This really is so perfect!. This sounds and appears so wonderful! I additionally love coffee in anything! Its something that completely draws me to some recipe!
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  21. Stunning! And I could have anything with coffee :)
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  22. I love it, Deeba, love it! Coffee, as you know, is one of my all time favorite flavors and number one when it comes to ice cream. I love the list of ingredients, too, imagining something icier, lighter, more heavenly. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
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