Nutella Ice Cream

I mean, we all love chocolate ice cream. Young and old alike, chocolate is  just classic. There are so many variations for chocolate ice creams and while I won’t say this one is the best one…it comes pretty close. Flavoring it with Nutella chocolate spread not only gives this an amazing flavor, but also lends to a perfectly smooth, creamy and always scoop-able consistency. I tried various chocolates and flavors, but this one wasn’t only simple, I simply couldn’t get it out of my mind!

Nutella Ice Cream
  1. 2 cups + 3 tablespoons whole milk, separated
  2. 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  5. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  9. 1 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  1. Combine 2 cups milk and cream in a 4-quart kettle. A large kettle is important so the mixture does not boil over.
  2. Add the sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  3. Place over medium-high to high heat and stir frequently so the mixture does not scorch.
  4. While the mixture is heating, whisk the reserved 3 tablespoons of milk and cornstarch until dissolved. This creates a cornstarch slurry.
  5. Bring the milk mixture to a boil. It seems wrong to boil the milk, but this works! Let the mixture boil well, stirring constantly for a few minutes.
  6. After 2-3 minutes, remove from heat and whisk in cornstarch slurry.
  7. Once mixed in, place back on medium heat until the mixture just begins to bubble, letting you know the cornstarch has been activated.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, espresso powder and Nutella. Stir until Nutella is completely dissolved into the ice cream base. Let the mixture cool.
  9. Place in an airtight container and chill completely. I find overnight is best.
  10. When ready to freeze, remove from refrigerator and freeze using an ice cream maker. Follow the instructions with your maker. My KitchenAid attachment takes about 25 minutes.
  11. At this point, the ice cream is a soft serve consistency. Place in a deep freeze to chill fully.
Adapted from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Wyse Guide

The Nutella literally keeps this ice cream the perfect consistency. I cannot stress this enough – it is always soft and amazing!

Nutella flavored ice cream topped with nuts and chocolate pieces in a small canning jar sitting on a piece of marble

Nutella flavored ice cream topped with nuts and chocolate pieces in a small canning jar sitting on a piece of marble with greenery in the background

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