Coffee Ice Cream with chocolate and caramel


Just because it is fall doesn’t mean you can’t have ice cream. I mean, it’s not COLD yet.
Every time I make ice cream I swear it’s the best I have ever had. So, either I am building an arsenal of the worlds best ice cream or I am totally full of myself. hmmm?

This ice cream is soooo good if I do say so myself. (did you hear the tooting of ones own horn?)
The coffee flavor is perfect with delicious ribbons of caramel. The chopped chocolate, well just goes perfect with coffee, and the cacao nibs give it a wonderful crunch.

I made this 2 days ago and it is all gone. Not sure where it all went. But I can tell you that my cellulite seems to be growing cellulite on top of itself. ehhh, who cares.

Starbucks was kind enough to send me a bunch of VIA Ready Brew coffee packets. Not only are they convenient to make a nice cup of coffee with, but you can also do a billion things with them. I choose to create some ice cream..duh.

If you love Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this ice cream!


5.0 from 2 reviews
Coffee Ice Cream with chocolate and caramel
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6
My version of Starbucks Caramel Macchiato in ice cream form!
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 cups heavy cream,cold
  • 2 packets Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Italian Roast
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped
  • ¾ cup Cacao Nibs, I use Scharffen Berger
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  1. Put a large sauce pan on the stove.
  2. Split the vanilla bean pod in half and scrape the beans out and place the pod and the beans in the pot.
  3. Add the whole milk, salt, and Starbucks VIA ready brew packets
  4. Over medium heat, heat the mixture until little bubbles start to form around the edges of the pot, but it is not at a boil.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks until they start to lighten a bit(this takes a few minutes with vigorous whisking).
  7. Gradually add the sugar while still whisking.
  8. CAREFULLY start to add some of the hot milk into the egg mixture.
  9. Do this by taking about ¼ cup of the hot milk mixture at a time and slowly adding it to the egg mixture while whisking. Do it slowly or you will have scrambled eggs!
  10. Continue to incorporate the milk into the eggs until about half of it is mixed in.
  11. Pour the tempered egg mixture into the pot on the stove with the remaining milk.
  12. Cook on low heat until the mixture is thickened and the temperature is 170(egg safety).
  13. Pour the heavy cream into a large bowl.
  14. Pour the cooked mixture through a fine mesh strainer into the bowl with the heavy cream, mix and allow to sit a room temperature until it is no longer steaming.
  15. Cover tightly and place into the refrigerator overnight.
  16. Remove from fridge and remove the split vanilla bean pod.
  17. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufactures directions.
  18. A few minutes before the ice cream is done, add the chocolate chips, cacao nibs, and caramel sauce
If you can not find the Cacao Nibs, you can omit them. They just give a nice crunch.


  1. 1

    those Via’s make the best ice cream don’t they?
    try them in a coffee cake and/or cookies too.
    looks good girl!!!

  2. 2

    My ice cream maker is getting a workout tonight!

  3. 3

    I could eat a few scoops of this rich delicious ice cream for breakfast! Looks fabulous Leslie.

  4. 4

    Great!! The chocolate and coffee together are delicious, but with caramel it should be heavenly 🙂

  5. 5

    Coffee and Ice Cream? What’s not to love Les!!!!

  6. 6

    Um, pass me a spoon! (Please!!!!)

  7. 7

    O-M-G. You are totally speaking my language. That looks SOOO good. I love Starbucks VIA, I love ice cream, I love coffee ice cream! This is totally worth having cellulite grow on top of cellulite!


  8. 8

    Oh, what a lovely sounding ice cream. Might have to get my ice cream freezer out for this one 🙂

  9. 9

    This does look like the worlds best ice cream. OMG. I love those via packets. I always have them in my purse.

  10. 10

    Oh. My.

  11. 11

    Oh my gosh. This looks like pretty much my perfect dessert. Coffee ice cream is so so good with caramel and chocolate. It’s been about 80 degrees in the afternoons here so I feel ya on the ice cream in the fall.

  12. 12

    2 done, but where do i sign up for e-mails

    • 13

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  13. 14

    3 is done, this would be so amazing

  14. 15

    4 is done, as a homeschool mom i would scream and shout if i won

  15. 16

    5 is done, this is so exciting

  16. 17

    I can assure you all that ice cream is “da bomb”… had a bowl myself!! Thanks Leslo!!

  17. 18

    Ice cream is my weakness. Chocolate and caramel just take it up about a zillion levels!

  18. 19

    Wow!!! This look soooooooo good!

  19. 20

    What a treat!

  20. 21

    Love it.

  21. 22

    The nice thing about living in Florida; it’s always great weather for ice cream!!

    Adding caffeine makes this breakfast food in my book. Period!

  22. 23

    Any time of year this bowl of creamy ice cream would be in favor. I am a coffee junkie!

  23. 24

    oh my goodness, this looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  24. 25

    Wow this ice cream looks incredible! I want to eat the entire batch please! 🙂

  25. 26

    Love this ice cream! Coffee and chocolate are SUCH a good combination…this looks so delicious! 🙂