Today is National Coffee Ice Cream Day. According to a commonly accepted legend, around 700 AD, a shepherd in East Africa discovered the coffee plant. He noticed that his flock was highly active after eating a certain type of red berry. He tried the berries for himself and noted his new found alertness. He informed a nearby monk who used the berry to create a drink. The monk was so delighted by the extra hours awake that word spread and voila coffee was born.
As an ice cream flavor, coffee was not introduced until later of course, but it's a flavor that is undeniably popular all over the world. If you've got an ice cream maker, celebrate by making coffee ice cream today. To give my recipe a churn, read more