TCP Cooks: Tiramisu Ice Cream Sundae

Coffee Ice Cream - Tiramisu Sundae - Inside NanaBread's Head

I know my husband, The Complete Package, loves me. How?

1. Because we’ve been married 30+ years.
2. Because he tells me all the time.
3. Because he makes me coffee ice cream.

Or in this case, coffee & mascarpone ice cream. It’s true… he really went there. Using his favorite recipe for Ben & Jerry’s Sweet Cream Base, he added espresso and mascarpone cheese to create the perfect tiramisu ice cream blend. And it was good. Really good. Like Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz good. Have you ever tried that one? It’s only available in scoop shops, not grocery stores, which is a shame. But also probably a blessing, because if it could be bought on a routine basis by the half-pint, there’d be long lines at stores and hand-to-hand combat if they ever ran low. But that’s just me. {wink} Here is TCP’s version.

TCP’s Tiramisu Ice Cream:
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 container (8 ozs.) mascarpone cheese
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup brewed coffee + 1 Tbsp. espresso powder, chilled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Lady Finger cookies, chocolate syrup & Kahlua (optional) for garnish

In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar a little at a time; continue to whisk until thoroughly combined. Add the mascarpone cheese & beat until smooth and creamy; add the cream, milk, coffee and vanilla extract; whisk until blended.

Pour the ice cream mixture into an electric ice cream maker and process according to the machine’s instructions. If you don’t have an electric ice cream maker, just put the ice cream into a bowl with a tight-fitting lid and place it in the freezer. Take it out and stir it every 15 minutes or so until it gets too firm to stir. Return to the freezer until it is firmly set.

When it’s ready, grab a bowl or plate and place 3-4 lady finger cookies in the center. If you’re bad like me, give them a light drizzle of Kahlua. Then top them with a big scoop of coffee ice cream and drizzle liberally with Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate syrup. Finally, crumble up another lady finger or two and sprinkle them over the top because “More is more!” is TCP’s favorite motto, followed closely by “We Can DO This!” But that’s a traumatic series of family travel stories for another post. Somewhere, My Baby just shivered.

Tiramisu Sundae - Inside NanaBread's Head

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22 responses to “TCP Cooks: Tiramisu Ice Cream Sundae

  1. Claudia

    I remember a particular family travel story that involved wilderness, bearded men, and a car being stuck. You mean to say there are more of those stories?? Oh, goody! Let me make a batch of this seriously seductive ice cream first, and then… bring ’em on!

    • Yep, that’s one of them. Stuck at 14,000 feet on a mountain in Colorado. There are more, but that’s one of the best. I can’t believe you remembered that! As a reward, come visit me and I’ll make you ice cream. :)

  2. That is true love! My hubby doesn’t make me ice cream but he cooks for me nearly every night. That ice cream looks delish. I’m off to pin it on my ice cream board :)

  3. Oh Jeanne….what a luscious dessert! I love Tiramisu….in any form! But those ladyfinger cookies….I could eat just as they are! (Though drizzling them in Kahlua is good, too!). TCP is a good guy to make you such an awesome sundae and then share it with the rest of us! : )

  4. Wow. This is true love. :) I would say you found a keeper (the husband and the ice cream). My husband doesn’t cook at all but he must do something right because I too have kept mine around for 30+ years. :) Lady fingers and some french cookies that are very much like lady fingers, are on my list of cookies to try baking.

  5. I love both of TCP’s mottos! Ben & Jerry should be quaking in their collective corporate boots right now, because they’ve got nothing on TCP & Christine!

    • Well, he’s giving them a run for their money on taste & texture, but they’ve got him on the ropes on volume. He & Christine (even though she’s evil in ice cream maker form) do make quite the pair. :D

  6. Yes, I shivered. And that looks amazing. I have GOT to stop reading your blog on my lunch break though – I’ll be dreaming of ice cream all afternoon now!! Thanks for the “memories” and the drool-worthy ice cream photos!!

  7. Oh my, Mrs. W will pine for this ice cream. What a gem TCP is and I can’t thank you enough for sharing the recipe. We are quite fond of B&J’s coffee ice cream with the chunks of Heath bar, but this concoction will get me in the kitchen soon as I log off, Kahlua, lady fingers and all!

  8. OH I Looooove Tiramisu–I am pretty sure it is my very most favorite dessert…so I cannot WAIT to make this ice cream!! Great excuse to buy some Kahlua too b/c its been a long time…:) YUM. ANd big shakes to TCP–a good man indeed.

  9. I am in love with this….IN LOVE!!!

  10. I uh, can’t stop thinking about this dessert…..wow. Just. Wow.

  11. Ohhhh dang! This looks AMAZING!!

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