So I’m on a bit of a hazelnut kick recently – please forgive me. But after spending 15 years thinking I was allergic to hazelnuts, I enjoy every chance I get to make up for the lost time! Nutella, of course, is the primary source of my hazelnut joy, as I believe it may be for other people. However, there’s not always a ton you can do with Nutella. I tend to just stick a spoon in the jar and have at it….not necessarily the best use of Nutella (but certainly not bad). After enjoying a lot of Nutella off of a spoon, I realized it might be time to get more creative with how I consume it. Thus, brainstorming commenced and research began. Of course there is everything out there from Nutella cupcakes to Nutella brownies (we’ve tried them and they’re actually *too* much), to Nutella ice cream. Well the ice cream struck a cord because our beloved ice cream maker has been on an unintended hiatus for a few months. We’ll blame the bitterly cold winter that the East Coast dealt with this year. So the desire to be creative coincided with the start of spring and Nutella ice cream suddenly jumped to the top of our “to try” list. And man, is it awesome. It’s even better than you thought it sounded when you clicked on this link. It’s quite possibly the creamiest, most flavorful, special ice cream there ever was. Ben & Jerry’s really needs to partner with Nutella to make this a reality for everyone else. I’ll happily share this recipe and they can do their magic with naming it and adding other ingredients. This. Is. Magic. It’s might also be because I swap the portions for milk and cream, but shhhhh. Nobody needs to know it’s that bad for you. Anywho, if you have an ice cream maker, give this a whirl. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, I suggest getting this one (or a more cost-effective option…something tells me Goodwill has plenty) just to make this ice cream. And if neither of those options work for you, just give us a call and we’ll make it for you!
Notes: I use 1 cup cream vs. 1/2 cup, and 1/2 cup milk vs. 1 cup. It makes for a super duper creamy ice cream that is just heavenly.
Nutella Ice Cream (adapted from Funny Junk; serves 6)
1/3 cup Nutella
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cream
Mix together until all are blended evenly. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Put in ice cream maker according to directions. Freeze for four hours before enjoying!
Recipe: Funny Junk: Nutella Ice Cream