Café Liegeois Recipe - Royal Caribbean International

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Café Liegeois

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Café Liegeois - Royal Caribbean International

Café Liegeois - Recipe

Recipe Category: Desserts

Yield: 6 Servings


    Café Gelato:
  • 2 cups (475 ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 cup (235 g) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) instant coffee
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons (45 g) instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Kahlua or coffee liqueur

  • Garnish:
  • 5 espresso shots, chilled or 1/3 cup (90 ml) coffee sauce (purchased)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream, whipped
  • Candied coffee beans
  • Cigarette biscuits


  • In a saucepan over medium-heat, warm milk, cream, 1/2 cup of sugar and instant coffee for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved and milk is simmering.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a medium glass or stainless steel bowl, using an electric mixer at high speed, beat egg yolks and remaining sugar for 5 minutes or until light, yellow and thick.
  • Reduce speed to low and slowly incorporate warm milk mixture.
  • Fold in vanilla extract, instant coffee and coffee liqueur and pour mixture back into saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly for 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened. Do not allow mixture to boil.
  • Pour mixture through a sieve into a glass bowl. Let cool slightly before covering with plastic wrap and chilling.
  • Pour mixture into an ice cream machine and process as directed by manufacturer.
  • Transfer into a container. Cover and freeze.
  • To make Café Liégeois, place 3 scoops of coffee gelato into chilled bowls. Drizzle with cold espresso shots or coffee sauce. Top with rosettes of whipped cream. Garnish with candied coffee beans and a cigarette biscuit.