Broken biscotti ice cream with hot mocha

Broken biscotti ice cream with hot mocha

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Plus freezing


Serves 4
Give your ice cream an Italian twist with this simple recipe from Lesley Waters

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal349
  • fat19g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.26g
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  • 500ml pot good-quality vanilla ice-cream



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • 12 biscotti biscuits
  • 100g bar good-quality dark chocolate
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 2 tbsp brandy



    Brandy is a distilled spirit made from virtually any fermented fruit or starchy vegetable.…

  • 200ml (about 1 mug) freshly-made strong coffee


  1. Leave the ice cream out of the freezer for 5 mins to soften, then tip into a bowl. Meanwhile, put six of the biscotti into a freezer bag and lightly crush with a rolling pin, fold into the ice cream, then return to the freezer.

  2. Break the chocolate into a pan or microwaveable bowl, add the brandy and heat gently until melted or microwave on High for 30 secs. Stir (it will thicken), then pour in the hot coffee and carry on stirring until smooth.

  3. Scoop the ice cream into heatproof glasses or bowls, then pour the mocha over. Serve straight away with the remaining biscotti.

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7th Oct, 2010
We had this tonight and we definitely had a lot of fun making it! I don't make desserts very often so am quite inexperienced, and I melted the chocolate first, then added the alcohol and the whole thing immediately turned into a lump! I guess it must have been the sudden temperature change. I started again putting in the chocolate and alcohol together and it worked much better that time. It was really really tasty, and, because we didn't have any brandy we used Disaronno, which I think is a bit like Amaretti and it was delicious. So we agreed to try and make it again with brandy next time to do the recipe justice, not that we need an excuse to make it again...!
2nd Jul, 2009
A perfect, fuss-free dinner-party treat, mostly made in advance, and with a great combination of hot/cold; bitter/sweet; crunchy/smooth. Absolutely all our friends who have tried it have raved about it, and asked for more!
30th Mar, 2009
I used less coffee and it was still quite runny. I have an issue with the 5 minutes it apparently takes. It took me longer than that just to fold the biscuits into the ice cream! It was, however, delicious and I will make it again.
20th Mar, 2009
I found there was too much coffee in the recipe so mine turned out a bit runny!
1st Nov, 2008
veryy tastyyy n yummy..!
28th Aug, 2008
Very tasty
25th Jun, 2008
I made this for a dinner party and I think my guests could have eaten twice the amount! It was absolutely gorgeous and they have all made me promise to make it again, and again, and again.......!!!
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