Coffee and donuts…ice cream! Whaaat?!?
You read that correctly – this is ice cream made with coffee and donuts. And it’s really good…
This is another recipe inspired by a night of watching television at home! The Food Network featured a food truck in Los Angeles, California called The Lake Street Creamery and their most popular flavor was donut ice cream. After hearing their customers rave about how delicious the donut ice cream was, Jack and I took one look at each other and said, “Let’s try making it!”
And so we did – we started with the custard base from our vanilla ice cream recipe and – just like we saw them do on the Food Network – poured it into a blender along with some plain cake donuts (don’t use the lighter yeast donuts) and pureed the mixture! It tasted pretty darn good (those folks from The Lake Street Creamery are geniuses!) – but really sweet. So Jack and I – almost at the exact same moment – thought, “Let’s add some coffee to the ice cream mixture!”
This coffee and donuts ice cream is a real winner! It’s a perfect balance of the flavors from the coffee and that distinctive sweet nutmeg flavor of a cake donut – just like dipping a donut into your coffee, but cold and creamy instead! The donut pureed into the custard gives it some extra thickness and body, resulting in a super creamy ice cream!
This coffee and donuts ice cream is a really fun and delicious variation on your standard frozen treat – and we’re already thinking of some other great donut flavors that would be a great addition to ice cream!