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homemade nutella ice cream

(11 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jeanne Gliddon
Los Banos, CA

Oh my goodness, what can I say about this incredibly smooth, creamy and delicious ice cream! Just that I guess because it is so smooth, so creamy and sooo delicious. We are Nutella lovers in this household and one day I said that I had never seen the flavor of Nutella Ice Cream in the stores. So I decided to experiment and came up with a recipe befitting a king! The richness of flavor and velvety consistency is incomparable to other ice creams. All that my family could say after tasting the ice cream for the first time was WOW! I hope you will try this recipe too and also be wowed!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

YUMMMMMMM! This is a really great recipe. I just love the flavor of Nutella too. And the hazelnuts?! That gave me such an unexpected and pleasant crunch.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(11 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
method Ice-Cream Maker

Ingredients For homemade nutella ice cream

  • 2 lg
    fresh whole eggs
  • 2/3 c
  • 2 c
    heavy cream, cold
  • 1 c
    2% milk, cold
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    hazelnuts, chopped (optional)

How To Make homemade nutella ice cream

  • 1
    Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, 1 minute more.
  • 3
    Add the Nutella and whisk to blend.
  • 4
    Pour in the heavy cream and milk a little at a time and whisk to blend.
  • 5
    Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.
  • 6
    After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the hazelnuts, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.
  • 7
    Transfer the ice cream mixture into a container with a lid and place in the freezer for at least 8 hours or until firm.
  • 8
    Tip: This ice cream is better when it is firm rather than in soft serve form because the creaminess is more defined. I usually wash an empty ice cream container to put the finished product in and it works great!
  • Homemade Nutella Ice Cream
  • 10
    TRY THIS METHOD FOR AN EVEN CREAMIER EXPERIENCE: I made the Homemade Nutella Ice Cream the other day, only this time I cooked the eggs to see how it would turn out. I beat the eggs and sugar together and then added the milk. I cooked it, while whisking, until it got to scald temperature. At this point I noticed it was thickening up like a custard so I took it off the heat and set it aside. I then put the Nutella in a bowl and while slowly adding half of the cream, I blended it until smooth. Then I added the remaining cream to the custard which helped to cool it down so that I could combine together the custard mixture with the Nutella mixture. At this point it was ready for the ice cream freezer and I followed the above directions. When the ice cream was finished, I placed it in my refrigerator's freezer until firm. I was amazed that the ice cream was even creamier by following this method but whichever one you choose to use will turn out fantastic!
  • 11
    Per some member's concerns about using eggs or not, I made the ice cream without them. I was not impressed to say the least so I took a picture of the eggless ice cream so everyone can compare and make their own choice as to which way they want to go! Whichever way you choose, I hope you enjoy it!