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This is a homemade Coffee Ice Cream Recipe that combines strong coffee, Nutella, and sweetened condensed milk to create a delicious no churn ice cream made without a machine!

ice cream in a white and blue cup next to a spoonful of nutella.

No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

Ever had Spanish coffee before? I recently tried Cafe Bombon and oh my gosh… All coffee lovers MUST try it! It’s just strong espresso with sweetened condensed milk, but wow. The contrast of the two makes the perfect combination. I had my Cafe Bombon with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. SO good. 

I’ve made several coffee recipes before like the delicious Mocha Frosting or Mochadoodles. This no churn coffee ice cream recipe is like the Cafe Bombon, just in ice cream form. It’s strong coffee with creamy sweetness to cool you down for Summer. Perfection. 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • A hint of strong coffee compliments the creamy sweetness 
  • Easy to make – minimal ingredients
  • I added Nutella because chocolate and coffee are so good together.
  • No machine needed!
ingredients in coffee ice cream.

Ingredients Needed

  • Coffee: I’m using one packet of instant coffee to make a strong coffee add in.
  • Water: pour water over medium heat to mix the instant coffee together
  • Heavy whipping cream: a must ingredient for when making any no-churn ice cream recipe 
  • Sweetened condensed milk: no added sugar needed! All of the delicious sweetness comes from one can
  • Nutella: for added chocolate flavor 

How to make coffee ice cream

  1. Mix the instant coffee into the hot water and stir. Let it cool completely before adding it to our ice cream mixture. 
  2. Beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Stir the cooled coffee mixture and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. Fold in whipped cream carefully. Be sure not to break your whipped cream.
  4. Pour warm Nutella slowly into the ice cream mixture while folding. Try not to mix the Nutella in completely. You just want rivers of it flowing through the ice cream.
  5. Place the coffee ice cream mixture in a freezer-safe bowl or container. I drizzled a bit more Nutella over the top for extra goodness.
  6. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight until it gets its ice cream consistency. 
ice cream in a white and blue cup next to a spoonful of nutella.

Expert Tips

  • It is best to leave your ice cream mixture in the freezer overnight to get the best texture possible. 
  • Be sure to store your ice cream in an airtight container to preserve freshness
  • Don’t want to use instant coffee granules? Freshly grind whole coffee beans to brew your favorite coffee for this recipe.


Can I use whipped topping in no-churn ice cream?

Yes. The whipped topping will give this no-churn coffee ice cream an airy fluff when combined with sweetened condensed milk. 

How long does ice cream last?

This no-churn ice cream recipe lasts for up to 2 weeks in the freezer if kept in an airtight container. 

Will coffee ice cream keep me awake?

Although this coffee ice cream used strong coffee for flavor, we only used about 3g of instant coffee for the entire batch. So one serving does not have the amount of caffeine found in one cup of coffee. 

ice cream in a white and blue cup next to a spoonful of nutella.

Coffee Nutella Swirl Ice Cream Recipe

4.50 from 2 votes
Coffee Ice Cream with nutella – easy ice cream made without an ice cream machine!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 packet instant coffee (3g)
  • ¼ cup (59ml) hot water
  • 2 cups (474ml) cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup (148g) Nutella


  • Mix instant coffee into ¼ cup hot water. Stir and let sit to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Stir coffee mixture and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. Fold in whipped cream carefully so as not to break your whipped cream.
  • Place Nutella in a small bowl and microwave for 20 seconds to thin it out. Pour slowly into ice cream mixture while folding. You don’t want to completely mix it in, you just want rivers of it flowing through the ice cream.
  • Place in a freezer safe bowl or container. I drizzled a bit more Nutella over the top.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight until it becomes ice cream consistency.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • I use Starbucks Via packets for the coffee, but you can use about 1/2 tablespoon from a jar if that’s what you have.
  • You can use regular or fat-free sweetened condensed milk.
  • If you want to make this a low fat ice cream, omit the heavy cream and fold in 2 containers (16 total ounces or 8 ounces each) fat free Cool Whip.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on June 14, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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    1. Yes! I leave it on the counter for a few hours, or in the fridge overnight before making the recipe. (Sorry for my delay in replying, I’ve been out of town!)

  1. I tried this last week, and it was so good that my family requested me to make it again. I am going to do just that and will try another ice cream recipe from your list. Thanks Dorothy!

  2. Hi,
    I tried it , the result was perfect , thanks for easiest recipe. My family loved it so much.

  3. Haha, I completely understand the shower ordeal, and I just DON’T GET IT EITHER! I love my hot shower. Kids are just strange little creatures sometimes 😉 And this ice cream-swoon worthy!!

  4. It’s like you knew my coffee-loving mom needed a sweet treat this weekend–this will be the perfect surprise. I may have to sub hot fudge swirls and I’m thinking of adding some nuts, but this is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Lol. I’m an adult and I’m that way about brushing my teeth. I’ve always hated doing it. Usually because I’m so tired and lazy at the end of the night that I can’t bare spending five minutes on my feet taking care of my dental hygiene. I’ve been holding off on buying an ice cream machine cause I have zero storage space in my apartment so I was ecstatic to discovery this easy two-ingredient version. Coffee and nutella is a fab combo, Dorothy! Your ice cream looks amazing (I may or may not be licking my screen right now).

  6. You had me at Nutella. And then with the condensed milk + cool whip trick? I’m seriously contemplating running — no, sprinting — to the store so I can do this myself! (Unless you still have some lying around in your freezer?… 😉 )