Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nutella Ice Cream

There is a Nutella theme to this blog lately. Good thing our supermarket carries a knockoff version that's a lot cheaper than the real stuff and tastes almost as good. Almost. I still prefer the real deal but for all of this baking I've been doing lately it's been good to have a few jars of the discount version on hand too.

I decided to go all out for my birthday and whip up a batch of Nutella ice cream to pair with my birthday cake. I had a lot of house cleaning to do in anticipation of my mom's visit so I needed something that would be quick and easy to make. Found Sugarlaws' recipe that only called for five simple ingredients and minimal work so I was all set.

I did double her recipe because two cups didn't seem like it would be enough for three Nutella-loving folks. Turns out I have lots of leftovers because the ice cream, while delicious, is pretty rich. It probably didn't help that we had an entire 9" birthday cake to consume too. I assumed the vodka was just thrown in there to prevent the ice cream from turning into a hard, rock-like lump, but I found I could still taste it in the end product. Which isn't a bad thing because it's still pretty subtle, but expect a kick from that if you make this recipe yourself.

Nutella Ice Cream
Recipe from Sugarlaws

Makes about 4 cups

2/3 cup Nutella
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups milk
2 tbsp vodka

Beat together the Nutella, sugar, heavy cream, milk and vodka until blended evenly. Churn into ice cream according to your ice cream machine’s directions, and then freeze for four hours before serving. The ice cream lasts about a week in the freezer.


Katie said...

THanks for all the kind comments! Love nutella & think I need to make some of this soon! I also have a cooking blog; KatiesCucina.blogspot.com

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I am not a big chocolate fan but I bet this is amazing. It's beautiful in the photo!

Leslie said...

this sounds so amazing. i am addicted to nutella

Bree said...

This sounds fantastic, I'm going to have to try it out. I usually make cooked ice creams with eggs (so technically custards, I believe), so this sounds much easier & quicker!

If you can taste the vodka, maybe a flavored one would work better? Vanilla wouldn't take away from any of the other flavors.

Lisa said...

I can't believe I just tried Nutella for the first time recently. I've been missing out! This looks amazing!

Unknown said...

OK. This is now on my to do list. I love nutella. Sounds yummy!

Cortney said...

oh my goodness... this looks AMAZING... I LOVE nutella!

Katie said...

I posted about this recipe at Katie's Cucina yesterday! Thanks for sharing... this turned out great!!!