Homemade Coffee Ice Cream Mud Pie Sundaes

homemade coffee ice cream mud pie sundaes

Whenever I am asked what is my favorite dessert, the answer is always “mud pie” made with homemade coffee ice cream. Yum.

There is something about the Oreo cookie crust, coffee ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream that gets me every time. One thing you might not know about me is that I haven’t had a dessert in six years. (That’s another story for a later date.) So when I tell you that my Homemade Coffee Ice Cream Mud Pie sundaes are good, they were tasted by two very tough critics … my husband and my youngest son.

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Today I have teamed with a few other bloggers who are sharing their favorite homemade ice cream recipes. Be sure to scroll to the end for these fabulous recipes.

mud pie sundaes

To make these Coffee Ice Cream Mud Pie Sundaes I made homemade coffee ice cream and whip cream. I did cheat and use a very store-bought delicious chocolate fudge topping. But you are welcome to make that too. Just remember to send me your recipe!

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What You Need to Make Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

ingredients for homemade coffee ice cream

Homemade ice cream is very easy to make. It is basically a recipe that consists of egg yolks, milk, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla.  You can add quite a few wonderful flavors to the ice cream base.

To make homemade coffee ice cream, you will want to use whole coffee beans. If you use regular coffee the water in the coffee will freeze and cause a not-so-great texture in your ice cream.

coffee and cream

The best way to flavor the cream with the coffee beans is to simmer the whole beans in the milk. The stronger the beans and the longer you simmer the milk will result in a stronger coffee flavor.

simmer milk and coffee beans

Homemade Ice Cream Machines

There are a lot of different ways to freeze ice cream. It can be as simple as pouring the mixture into a plastic container and placing it in your freezer.

There are a lot of ice cream makers that require you to freeze the base of the unit in advance. They work very well. A few years ago I decided to get a bit more serious in my ice cream making efforts and I purchased an electric, self-contained frozen dessert (ice cream) maker that does not require pre-freezing. It has its own cooling unit so all you need to do is plug it into an outlet.

electric ice cream maker

As you can see, the ice cream looks very creamy.

coffee ice cream homemade

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

homemade coffee ice cream

This homemade coffee ice cream is so creamy and delicious, When layered with oreo cookie crust, hot fudge, and whipped cream, you can create mud pie sundaes.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup dark roasted coffee beans (decaf works too)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks (large)
  • 3 tsp flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan, combine the coffee beans with the milk. Bring to a boil and immediately lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, beat the sugar and egg yolks for about a minute. Beat in the flower.
  3. Remove the coffee beans with a strainer and pour the milk into the sugar and egg mixture.
  4. Pour the ice cream base back into a saucepan and heat until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon. Do not let the mixture boil.
  5. Remove from heat and pour through a strainer.
  6. Prepare the ice cream according to the ice cream maker's directions.
  7. To make mud pie sundaes, grind 20 oreo cookies and add 3 TBL melted butter. Layer the cookie crust, coffee ice cream, chocolate fudge sauce, and whipped cream. Repeat layer if necessary.

How to Make Coffee Ice Cream Mud Pie Sundaes

It’s easy to make mudpie. And of course, I wanted to do something different and make Mud Pie Sundaes in aqua ball jars!

To begin, crush about twenty Oreo cookies in a bag with a meat pounder or a blender or food processor. Add 3 TBL melted butter and stir. 

Spoon about 1/2 cup of the cookie crust into each jar.

how to make mud pie sundaes

Add a generous scoop of homemade coffee ice cream and a generous helping of chocolate fudge sauce.

delicious mud pie sundaes

Make homemade whipped cream by mixing two cups of heavy cream with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Mix in an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks are formed, about 5 – 7 minutes.

Making homemade whipped cream is so easy and it tastes so much better than the cream you buy in the can. I promise!

homemade whipping cream

Layer the jars with crust, coffee ice cream, chocolate fudge sauce, and whipped cream. Repeat the layer if necessary.

mud pie sundaes recipe

Don’t they look delicious?

sundaes in ball jars

It’s times like these I wish that I hadn’t made my no-dessert-eating-promise six years ago. But that’s ok. I can live vicariously through my boy’s enjoyment as they eat these fabulous homemade coffee ice cream mud pie sundaes.

Happy Happy Nester


Janine from Happy Happy Nester made a fabulous custard ice cream! Doesn’t this look incredible?


The Happy Housie

Krista from The Happy Housie shared how to make homemade Ice Cream without a Machine. What a great idea!

Modern Glam

Ashley from Modern Glam shared her recipe for Paleo Ice Cream. Yum!

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My favorite "mud pie" made with homemade coffee ice cream in a blue ball jar.

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  1. I am tasting it now. At first I thought no way , am I making coffee ice cream , but after I read your instructions on making it, and how much you loved the creaminess of it, I thought I’ve got to make the ice cream. So I haven’t made this yet but my sons birthday is coming up and he loves mud pie!! I will get back to you ! I’m sure we’re going to enjoy this fabulous dessert 🍨. Thanks , Judy who eats dessert once a month!!

  2. You might want to correct a recipe typo –should be #2 Stir in the flour.
    So when are you going to tell the story of NO DESSERT for 6 YEARS!?!?

  3. Looks amazing. I tried the recipe, but the amount of milk written doesn’t match the picture which shows 1 1/2 cups. It also doesn’t explain what to do with the first 2 cups of whipping cream. Assuming that goes in the ice cream or is it just for the topping? But great idea to heat the milk with the coffee beans!

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