Tiramisu Ice Cream

My sister (Codename: Chunklet’s mom) drove into Chicago earlier this week with her babies for a visit! I’ve been wanting to try out some new foods on them, but they’ve been requesting dishes that I’ve previously posted, including butter chicken and homemade naan. One food request was for tiramisu ice cream because Chunklet’s mom commented that Trader Joe’s had a delicious tiramisu gelato. So, I wanted to make her a homemade version while she was here!

The texture of this ice cream was super creamy and decadent. Exactly what ice cream should be! I think the richness of this ice cream can be attributed to the mascarpone. Also, I knew the babies would try to sneak a taste, so I made the ice cream non-alcoholic by using strong espresso instead of Kahlua. Trust me, I’ll be making the boozy kind after they leave! Here’s the recipe:

2 cups mascarpone
2/3 c. 2% milk
2/3 c. heavy cream
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. strong espresso
1 tbsp. brandy
1 tbsp. rum
pinch salt
1/2 c. cocoa powder

Blend all the ingredients together except the cocoa powder until smooth. Refrigerate the mixture for at least four hours or until chilled.

Place mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions. Place 1/3 of the mix into freezer-proof container, sift cocoa powder on top, then cover with the remaining mix.

Freeze for at least four hours or overnight. Garnish with chocolate covered espresso beans or cocoa powder.

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36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anita Menon
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 00:21:06

    Looks fantastic. WOnder if I can still attempt it inspite of not having an ice cream maker

  2. Three-Cookies
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 01:34:20

    Looks really good, the ice cream looks silky smooth

  3. peachkins
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 01:59:44

    I am so jealous! your Tiramisu Ice cream looks soooo good that I want to scoop out a bowl…

  4. Cher
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 06:31:48

    Glad you getting such good use out of your new toy!

  5. kitchenarian
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 06:50:21

    Two of my favorite things – tiramisu and ice cream. This looks so good I know I would eat it all! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 07:41:49

    Your sister must of been duly impressed!

  7. spicegirlfla
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 07:42:07

    Wow… brandy, rum, espresso! I must get out my ice cream maker and try this!

  8. Eileen
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 07:59:56

    That looks amazing. I would demolish that tray.

  9. kitchen flavours
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 08:39:43

    Wow! Looks so creamy and yummy! I’m with you for Kahlua! Mmmm…..!

  10. Parsley Sage
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 08:48:27

    That looks fabulous. Creamy and naughty and delicious! Nice switch up with the espresso too 🙂 Sneaky ninja cooking!

  11. Mary
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 09:12:43

    How gorgeous is this? If it tastes as good as it looks and sounds you’ve just won a blue ribbon. I can’t wait to try this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  12. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 09:14:49

    Wow, that looks awesome. Love that it has brandy in it.

  13. KY
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 10:40:16

    Ingenious! It looks so delicious! 🙂

  14. saffronandhoney
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 12:43:41

    Oh that’s gorgeous. Looks like a great indulgent summer dessert.

  15. Mariko
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 12:54:46

    Wooooow that looks so yummy. I never thought of mascarpone in ice cream. Of course! Sounds so creamy and lovely.

  16. Tiff
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 14:46:12

    If that’s anything like gelato, I’d love it! Looks yummy

  17. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 15:35:58

    This sounds wonderful! The perfect tiramisu for summer! It’s a great recipe for me to try with my new Ice Cream maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid. Thank you for sharing it.

  18. Kathy
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 15:41:09

    Oh yum! This sounds so wonderful…I’ve been making a lot of ice cream lately I’ll have to try this one.

  19. Betty @ scrambled henfruit
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 16:03:46

    I love love love tiramisu! This ice cream looks so decadently delicious. 🙂 No babies at my house right now, so it’d be the boozy version for sure. 🙂

  20. Peggy
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 18:12:58

    Oh yeah, bookmarking this right now! Can’t wait to try it!

  21. Mary
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 19:19:00

    This looks totally heavenly – I think I could take a bath in this!!
    Mary x

  22. Mary
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 21:58:10

    That sounds amazing! I will have to make that when I get home. With booze, of course!

  23. muppy
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 22:03:31

    oh my goodness, i would looooooove this! looks so luscious

  24. Angela
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 22:40:03

    Oh, my. This takes ice cream to a whole other level.

  25. Elaine
    Jul 14, 2011 @ 23:23:27

    I bet your sister was so impressed! It looks wonderful!

  26. sm
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 05:26:18

    tasty ice cream

  27. claire
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 09:06:32

    how amazing! i have been sick with a throat/congestion bug and this is just what i need!

  28. oneexpatslife
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 09:20:23

    This looks delicious! I will definitely be tagging this recipe to try later.

  29. NN
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:37:32

    Holding out for the boozy kind!!

  30. luciacara
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:43:33

    wow – thanks so much for the recipe – can’t wait to try it. sounds fantastic!

  31. luciacara
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:45:06

    Just adding…I’ve been putting off getting an ice cream maker and this post pushed me over the edge to buy!

  32. Maureen
    Jul 15, 2011 @ 22:09:26

    Aren’t you clever ! I LOVE making ice cream and can’t wait to try this one!

  33. sanya
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 05:56:30

    I’ve never made ice cream, that looks absolutely delicious!

  34. Lisa (Smart Food and Fit)
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 08:57:16

    Omg, this is heavenly! I am definitely going to bookmark this recipe and make it for a special occasion! Love tiramisu and ice cream!

  35. Liz
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 20:08:52

    Mmmmm…this looks fabulous! My tiramisu lovin’ son would go wild for this~

  36. Renee
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 00:31:22

    Oh how I love tiramisu! Now as ice cream!!! Superb!

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