Espresso and chocolate are a match made in ice cream heaven. Serve as a soft ice cream or allow it to harden up in the freezer.
If possible, do not add the nut and chocolate mixture until the end of the ice-cream process as it becomes thicker. This allows the solids to mix throughout the ice-cream without collecting in the bottom. Otherwise, you may save them as a topping when you're ready to serve. If you prefer a strong espresso flavour, reduce milk to 275ml and add in one more shot of espresso.
I wanted to love this recipe, but it was the first treat I made in my ice cream maker that didn't turn out. I've never had this problem before. After a spin through the ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions (30 min.), it was just as soupy as when it was poured in. So I transferred it to a stainless steel bowl and decided I would put it in the freezer and stir it periodically, adding the nuts and chocolate bits when thick enough. After a few hours, no change. When I was getting ready for bed, I checked one last time for the night and it had some ice crystals so I added the nuts and chocolate bits. The next morning, it was finally in a better state. The thing is, the texture was very crystal-y and it melted VERY quickly once served. It's too bad because the flavors are fantastic, but the crystal-y texture and time to solidify just stink. Not worth making again. What a shame. - 10 Dec 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Häägen Dazs eat your heart out! This recipe is absolutely fantastic!!!! My hubby doesn't like "busy" Icecream, but he can't get enough of this one! I bought an Icecream maker 2 weeks ago and have made this deliciousness 3 times already! I followed the recipe exactly as written. Wouldn't change a thing! I highly recommend this easy and scrumptious recipe! Thanks DogsboroDave! - 11 Nov 2015 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was delicious! I made this for an ice cream social and won first prize with this recipe. I didn't have espresso so I used strong, brewed coffee. This recipe doubled is perfect for a 4 quart ice cream maker. - 02 Jul 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)