Nutella Ice Cream

Ahh Nutella, my favorite breakfast treat on toast with some peanut butter and banana. I could eat it plain it’s so good! So of course I had to make this in ice cream form! Of course, you will need an ice cream maker for this recipe, we got ours as a wedding gift and I have definitely made good use of it!

This ice cream is very rich and chocolaty, so if you’re not a fan of chocolate, then you may want to omit the chocolate bars and try vanilla! Also, I added Almond extract instead of Vanilla, it gave it a cherry hint and reminded me of Cherry Garcia ice cream! Summer time is almost over, so be sure to make this yummy treat before  the cool weather comes!

If you’ve never had nutella, it’s like the peanut butter version of chocolate! Made with hazelnuts, cocoa, and skim milk! You have to make this ice cream, ASAP!

Take a small pot of simmering water and place another bowl on top and start melting your chocolate. You don’t want to over boil the water or you will burn the chocolate, and there’s no turning back from that! Gradually pour in the cocoa, and whisk, it will start to turn clumpy but that’s ok. Then add the milk, slowly, whisk until smooth. Take off the heat to let cool.

Whisk your eggs in a separate large bowl, until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes, then slowly add the sugar until all is whisked. Whisk another minute.

Next add the cream mixture and almond extract (or vanilla if you prefer). Add the chocolate mixture and cover tight, refrigerate a few hours or overnight (preferable)

 This is the ice cream maker, one of the most amazing inventions ever!

Before transferring to an ice cream maker, remove 1 cup of the mixture into a separate bowl and whisk in the Nutella until smooth, “ahhh-mazing”. Add this back into the main mixture and stir. Process in an ice cream maker and churn until desired consistency.

You’ll want to wait until the ice cream is stiff, but not too stiff because the freezer will help with that. You’ll want to freeze for a few hours to stiffen up the ice cream. Lastly, “sigh” and enjoy the amazing-ness!

Next time I am going to make my ice cream cones homemade!! Although these tasted pretty stellar!

What you’ll need:
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate (I like Ghiradelli)
1/3 cup dutch-process cocoa powder (such as Hershey’s Special Dark)
1 & 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp almond or vanilla extract
1/2 cup Nutella