White Russian Ice Cream is your nightly cocktail and dessert, all in one delicious scoop. Kahlua and vodka just make everything better, don’t they?

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I’m gonna be real honest, I think I misplaced my mojo somewhere… I don’t know what is up with me this week, but I am struggling to get through it. Which is ridiculous considering this week is immediately following two weeks of holidays and fun.

I know I mentioned it before, but getting back into the groove isn’t easy for me this week. For example, this ice cream, a concept I’ve had on my mind since a truly horrible date scoffed at the idea over dinner many months ago (the only redeeming moment of that whole fiasco, *face palm*). I took it as a challenge of course – a challenge I took months to get to, but a challenge nonetheless. Usually ice cream is easy for me, but this one took a couple of tries to get the flavors just right. 

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I can already hear my friends and family groaning and telling me I’m waaaaay too hard on myself. YES, I get it. I need to take a giant chill pill.

That’s kind of been the general theme throughout the week – Meghan, chill. Please, for the love of God, CHILL.

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I’ve decided to give myself this week. One week to get back into it. One week to get back into routine and life and responsibilities and being a real life adult. It has been faaaaaar from the perfect week and I am SO glad it’s almost over.

The true comfort will be cuddling up with a gigantic bowl of this White Russian ice cream tonight. What’s better than a cocktail at the end of a long, hard, seemingly impossible week? Ice cream that tastes like a cocktail (and still has that boozy kick you need to just chilllllll – literally and figuratively… HA see what I did there? Yea, I need a timeout).

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Get your spoons out and prepare to stuff your face.

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White Russian Ice Cream

Yield: Approximately 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Your cocktail and dessert fix, all in one tasty scoop.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp coffee liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp vodka


  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the milk, heavy cream, 1 Tbsp of sugar and pinch of salt. Cook one medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and 1/4 cup sugar. Add approximately 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture, whisking as you add it slowly. Continue to add the milk mixture 1/4 cup at a time until it’s all been mixed in. Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan.
  3. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, coffee liqueur and vodka. Add the custard to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic wrap touches the surface of the custard to prevent a film from forming. Chill completely.
  4. Add the custard mixture to your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Chill for a minimum of 6 to 8 hours before serving.