No, not really. This is a Nigella Lawson recipe. I saw her make it on television, and I thought no way! It's that easy to make ice cream? I made it the first time for Christmas dinner and served it with a chocolate roll cake with mocha filling. Heavenly! And soooo easy. (The ice cream, not the cake!)
This would be great to impress guests with. "Oh, yes, I whipped up the ice cream myself..." (wait for applause.) You could serve it alone, sprinkled with some cocoa powder, on top of a store bought pound cake (I won't tell!). The possibilities are endless. She also made a Margarita flavored ice cream which I plan to try soon. What fun for a Mexican themed party! I'll share that if it comes out.
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder (I used Medaglio D'Oro)
*2 tablespoons espresso liqueur like Kahluha
*This time I substituted Bailey's Irish Cream for the coffee liqueur--seriously, who doesn't love Bailey's?
Put all the ingredients into a bowl of your mixer. I used a stand mixer. Whip until soft peaks form--don't overwhip--you're not making whipped cream.
Freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
Seriously. That's it. Enjoy straight from the freezer--no need to let it soften.