Henry and Anna's Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich

Prep time: 1 hour 45 mins (+freezing)
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves: 16


Grated chocolate and chocolate covered coffee beans, to decorate

Coffee Ice Cream

300ml milk

300ml cream

2 cups roasted coffee beans

6 egg yolks

150g caster sugar

Cinnamon Biscuits

125g butter

110g caster sugar

1 egg

185 plain flour

35g self-raising flour

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

160ml buttermilk

Fudge Sauce

150g dark chocolate, grated

180ml thickened cream

50ml milk

50g brown sugar


1. To make ice-cream, stir milk, cream and coffee beans in a saucepan over lowest heat until hot. Remove from heat. Set aside for 1 hour (or up to overnight) to infuse. Strain and discard beans. Return mixture to heat until hot. 

2. Whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale and creamy. Slowly add hot milk mixture, whisking continuously. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir over a low heat until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Strain. Cool. Refrigerate until cold. 

3. Churn in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Pour ice cream into prepared tray. Freeze.

5. Preheat oven to 200C. Grease and line two oven trays. 

6. To make biscuits, using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and egg until pale and creamy. Add combined sifted flours, cinnamon and soda. Beat to combine. Beat in buttermilk. 

7. Place tablespoons of batter onto prepared trays, 5cm apart. 

8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until firm to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

9. To make fudge sauce, stir cream, milk and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture is hot. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until smooth and melted. 

10. To assemble, using a cookie cutter, cut out rounds of ice cream the same size as your biscuits. 

11. Sandwich biscuits with ice cream and a drizzle of sauce. Decorate with grated chocolate and chocolate coffee beans. 


For a quicker version of this recipes, try using your favourite pre-packaged biscuits.