Chocolate-Coffee Bean Ice Cream Cake Recipe
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Chocolate-Coffee Bean Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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At our school, we celebrate faculty birthdays. I needed a quick recipe that would be appealing to everyone. This tall, impressive dessert certainly fit my needs and it was a huge hit.—Karen Beck, Alexandria, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 28 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 quarts coffee ice cream, softened
  • 1/3 cup chocolate-covered coffee beans, finely chopped
  • 2-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate curls and additional chocolate-covered coffee beans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without chocolate curls): 512 calories, 36g fat (20g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ice cream and coffee beans; spoon over crust. Cover and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over ice cream. (Pan will be full.)
  4. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with chocolate curls and coffee beans. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate-Coffee Bean Ice Cream Cake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p141

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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mamoonis User ID: 1665915 260466
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

"Loved it!!"

haylcreww User ID: 7601169 198050
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"Made this with Oreo cookie crumble crust instead and use cappuccino frozen yogurt ice cream (it is soft to begin with so it made mixing really easy). I missed the part about chocolate covered coffee beans, so I just got french vanilla coffee beans and put chocolate chips in the chopper when chopping up the coffee beans. It was a great hit! Thanks for the recipe :)"

carman28460 User ID: 4975594 151241
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"Walgreens has chocolate covered coffee beans. This recipe is great."

tsuop User ID: 6274346 151240
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"Not being a coffee ice cream lover, I changed it to french vanilla ice cream w/choc. chips YUM!! (no stars came up SO.... 5 stars)"

janabelle User ID: 4105960 212877
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Havn't tried the recipe yet, but I will. I get my chocolate covered coffee beans at the coffee shop at the mall."

ctbelle User ID: 2939361 151239
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Can get chocolate covered coffee beans at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. Good luck!"

justjanie User ID: 183110 196226
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Restaurant supply stores also carry them."

mebolen User ID: 4613426 119266
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"One place to get chocolate covered coffee beans is - they carry all kinds of unusual items that often aren't available in your local stores. I ordered some for another recipe and have been looking for another recipe to use them in so I'm looking forward to making this recipe."

ctmom05 User ID: 981118 212876
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Where do you purchase chocolate covered coffee beans from?"

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