Coffee Soft Serve with Coffee Caviar

Your coffee-loving heart will be pounding for this coffee-infused ice cream topped with pearls of .... coffee.


  • For the soft serve:
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole coffee beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds dry ice
  • For the coffee caviar:
  • 3/4 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon agar agar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  1. For the Caviar: In a saucepan, whisk coffee, sugar, and agar agar, until everything is dissolved. Boil for 2 minutes. Allow to slightly cool.
  2. Transfer to a squeeze bottle and squeeze a one drop at a time into the cold oil, to form small spheres. Use a strainer to remove the spheres and rinse with water. You may use immediately, after lightly pat drying them on paper towel, or store them in a sealable container of water in the fridge.
  3. For the soft serve:
  4. In a pot, add milk, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, salt, and coffee beans and bring to a slight boil. Cover and allow to steep for 30 minutes and cool down. Strain the mixture to separate the beans. Transfer to a stainless steel mixing bowl.
  5. In a clean kitchen towel, wrap the dry ice and crush into a it appears powdery. Use with a heavy object, like a meat tenderizer or hammer.
  6. Turn the mixer on low and gradually add in a spoon of crushed dry ice. Keep adding until the mixture thickens.
  7. Transfer to a piping bag and swirl into ice cream cones. Top with coffee caviar.