Without an ice-cream machine! You don't need an ice cream machine at all to make this easy coffee ice-cream with gingerbread spices! So easy, but also addictingly delicious! You just have to beat the ingredients with the mixer to a firm creamy mousse. Then the hardest part is actually keeping your finger from it. If you have a strong character, you may already taste a coffee spoon. But you run the risk that your coffee mousse with gingerbread spices will no longer end up in the freezer at all. As you will swallow it immediately! Don't say I didn't warn you!
About easy coffee ice-cream with gingerbread spices
First of all, how did I get the idea to make this recipe? Where is the inspiration coming from? Well, it starts with a broken coffee machine that took a week to repair. Drama! To survive that week I bought instant coffee. But of course this wasn't finished when I got my coffee machine back. And didn't get any further. Since then, the instant coffee was lonely at the back of my cupboard.
Until I came across some recipes for coffee mousse with instant coffee. That seemed like a good idea to use that instant coffee meaningfully. So I started working and experimenting with it. And it eventually became an ice cream recipe! I also wanted another counterpart for the somewhat bitter mocha taste. So I found that in the gingerbread spices. I also tried Biscoff cookies, but the ice cream became too hard and the creaminess was lost. But gingerbread spices do their job perfectly in keeping creaminess and adding taste.
Here are some coffee mousse recipes that inspired me to make use of my leftover instant coffee:
- coffee mousse pots (Great British chefs)
- coffee mousse (Taste of Home)
- plant based coffee mousse (plant based school).
Hints and variations for this easy coffee ice-cream with gingerbread spices
As described above, the idea originated from three recipes for a coffee mousse. And even in the intermediate stage of mousse, this recipe is already a delicacy to lick your thumbs and fingers. It is for good reason that I warn when tasting, because there is a risk that your mousse will no longer make it into the freezer.
The bitterness of the instant coffee and the sweetness of sugar and gingerbread spices create a very interesting interplay. You can taste coffee, gingerbread and ice cream at the same time. On the one hand, it is a taste that you can enjoy in small quantities. It's also quite powerful. But on the other hand, it pulls so hard that you can't stop yourself from tasting another spoon.
For that reason, I also find it the perfect addition to another dessert. This can for example be homemade vanilla ice cream, or a melting pot of chocolate and baileys. Or serve them with a mocha cake! Or just with a nice cup of coffee and a piece of Biscoff cookies.
More homemade ice-cream without ice-cream machine
Many people think you need an ice cream maker to make ice cream. I too belonged to that group for a long time. Not so! You can make the best ice cream in the world in 10 minutes! Without special additives and so on. Be sure to check out my recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream without an ice cream maker. A scoop of vanilla and a scoop of mocha with gingerbread spices on a sunny summer evening. Dream about it already!
And once you know this, you can of course continue experimenting endlessly with new ice cream variations! Be sure to let us know in the comments!
Those who are familiar with surprising.recipes know that we love gingerbread spices and Biscoff cookies. So these are some interesting recipes to use leftovers or get some new great inspiration:
- your favorite Flemish gingerbread.
- easy Flemish gingerbread muffins.
- Mascarpone dessert with Biscoff-cookies cream
- Mac&Biscoff tiramisu
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.