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Nutella Ice Cream + A Giveaway!

Recipe By Tessa Arias
May 19th, 2010

Nutella Ice Cream is refreshing with a sweet flavorful combination of chocolate and hazenlut!

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: The sweet combination of chocolate and hazelnut that is Nutella is absolutely positively delicious.
Texture: Nutella is heavenly on its own but when it is refreshingly cool and indulgently smooth and creamy it turns into a dessert that I can confidently say is better than most I’ve had in my life.
Ease: If you have a working ice cream machine this is super simple. Just mix the ingredients together, pour into bowl of machine, turn on and then let freeze until the consistency is right. You don’t even have to turn on the stove or oven.
Appearance: Scoops of ice cream will always look appetizing.
Pros: Super easy, amazingly delicious, perfect for summer.
Cons: Nutella ice cream definitely isn’t the healthiest treat in the world but is SO worth it on special occasions.
Would I make this again? YES.

Nutella Ice Cream is refreshing with a sweet flavorful combination of chocolate and hazenlut!

Nutella Ice Cream

Nutella Ice Cream

There are some recipes that just sound good when you hear the title or list of ingredients. Anything that has nutella in it is bound to be tasty but when I saw a recipe Nutella Ice Cream over at Sugarlaws, I knew I had to make it. So with more milk and cream than I had ever used before in one recipe and my brand new lovely Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, I made the easiest, most delicious ice cream I’ve ever had. Ever. I don’t claim that phrase to a many recipes but I think this ice cream recipe deserves it. Its _________ (insert multiple synonyms for the word “delicious”) and so simple if you have an ice cream machine.

Now if Nutella Ice Cream wasn’t enough to make you swoon, I’m also hosting a giveaway! My second one because the first one was so much fun.

Thanks to the pretty folks over at Snubbr I am giving away ONE cookbook under $30 of YOUR CHOOSING to the U.S. resident who leaves the best comment on this post saying which cookbook you would like to win and why. Snubbr will pick their favorite comment after one week and send the lucky winner the cookbook they desire. ONE COMMENT/ENTRY PER PERSON! Giveaway will close in one week, Wednesday May 26th. Good luck!
Now onto that Nutella Ice Cream…

How to make
Nutella Ice Cream

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Nutella Ice Cream is refreshing with a sweet flavorful combination of chocolate and hazenlut!


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


  1. Beat together the Nutella, sugar, heavy cream, milk and vodka until blended evenly.
  2. 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.

Recipe Notes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Jan — May 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I would LOVE to get the Artisan Bread in Five minutes a day! What is better for the family than coming home to fresh homemade bread… and in 5 min a day? WOW!

  2. #
    Valerie — May 19, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Hard to choose, there are so many wonderful cookbooks. I would pick any of the books that fit in the price-range listed here:
    That's my current wish list, I would love to have them all! Not realistic right now, but definitely a goal!
    I love many, many cookbooks, mainly because of the incredible inspiration they bring me!

  3. #
    Rebecca — May 19, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I REALLY want the Tartine Bakery cookbook because I am OBSESSED with their recipes. So. Good.

  4. #
    Erica Lea — May 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    That ice cream sounds so good. I need to buy a good ice cream maker. Hmmm…cookbook…I'd like to win Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. Sounds lovely.

  5. #
    Alex Lincoln — May 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    That's diabolical. I have concocted many flavors of ice cream, curried corn, lobster-vanilla, orange-cardamom-lavender, etc. Nutella never even crossed my mind though. Awesome. Roll it in cocoa pebbles for fried ice cream. Make vanilla cookies and do a reversed ice cream sandwich. Milkshakes. The list goes on. Awesome idea!

  6. #
    Heather — May 20, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I would love to have any cookbook that is dedicated to cupcakes. I've just recently come to the realization that they may just be the best food ever! And…my little boy's daycare provider loves them and it would be nice to surprise her with some amazing ones!

  7. #
    Sara — May 20, 2010 at 1:11 am

    If I could get any cookbook right now it would be I love Macarons by Hisako Ogita because when I grow up, I want to be French, and what's more French than macarons?! Also came highly recommended by David Lebovitz if I do recall… 🙂

  8. #
    Barbara — May 20, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Sigh sigh.. I live in Italy so I can not join your wonderful giveaway! I also bought the Artisan Bread in Five minutes a day!
    PS The ice cream Nutella is truly exceptional, thanks!

  9. #
    countlibras — May 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I'd want “The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens”. My family is Chinese and my mother is wonderful cook. However, my mom is also the kind of person who does not measure things or use recipes. And when I tried to learn from her, I'd eventually be told to move out of her way. So Asian homecooking is fairly alien to me and I feel guilty about it.

  10. #
    Julia — May 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I wanna win the Artisan bread in 5 minutes. b/c I am sick of buying bread from my supermarket. I wanna be in charge of what ingredients to put in my food, and am trying to be more health conscious this year because my doctor says i have high cholesterol.

  11. #
    julė — May 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    let me start off by stating that.. i have two exams tomorrow and have prepared for neither of them.. because i've just spent an hour (ok, let's be honest – more like three hours) making lists and lists of cookbooks to buy.. and i understood that it's virtually impossible to choose just one. so many cookbooks, so little space, so little time.

    however, i'd love to get the ottolenghi cookbook. amazon say that they're temporarily out of stock, but i KNOW they're going to get it soon, *fingers crossed*.
    why this particular book? i've been saving all of their recipes from their column in the guardian. in my opinion, the flavour combinations are gorgeous and the cookbook should be really inspiring. actually, i'm more of a bake so i think that this might be a great way to change my library up a bit and learn new skills.

  12. #
    Cherish — May 20, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    This ice cream looks delicious. I would love a copy of Rose Levy Berenbaum's Cake Bible. I had a copy once and sold it for a pittance (to make rent!) when I was unemployed. Now I'm in pastry school and can't count how many times I've wished I still had that book!

  13. #
    Esi — May 21, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I saw this ice cream the other day and it sounds amazing! I think I will pick up another jar of Nutella and try it. The A16 cookbook is my ultimate dream. My sister, despite being friends with one of the chefs, never got it for me!

  14. #
    Angie — May 23, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Omg, I think anything that has nutella is automatically awesome. I'd love to get my hands on Dorie Greenspan's “Baking: From My Home to Yours”. The Tuesdays with Dorie group always bakes up delicious desserts, and I'd love to improve my baking skills with this book as well.

  15. #
    MelKat — May 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I would LOVE the Pioneer Woman cookbook! I'm beginning to delve into non-bakery cooking, and her recipes look delicious!

  16. #
    Peggy — May 24, 2010 at 10:57 am

    This ice cream looks divine! I have that same ice cream maker and I think I'm gonna have to put it into overtime after making this because I know I'll love it! Thanks for sharing!

  17. #
    Becca — May 25, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Oh, I love experimenting with ice cream recipes~I'm adding this one to my list of recipes to try. My favorite cookbook is The Perfect Scoop, by David Lebovitz…and I'd love his new one, Ready For Dessert. Thanks for sharing!

  18. #
    Nichole — June 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Easy and fun to make. Not to mention it was delicious. I left the vodka out – not sure why but I did.

  19. #
    Ann — April 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I don't drink alcohol and never cook with it either. Is there something that I could substitute the vodka for?

    • #
      handleheat — April 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      You can just leave it out – it helps to keep the ice cream smooth and from turning hard in the freezer. Make sure you press plastic wrap against the surface of the ice cream before freezing it to prevent it from being exposed to air and becoming hard.

  20. #
    Greg Humberd — May 20, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I love nutella ice cream. And I would love to win the Eleven Madison Park cook book. I think it has the most beautiful platings and the most delicious recipes. Not to mention the Eleven Madison Park is a gastronomic power house

  21. #
    Claire — May 22, 2012 at 3:59 am

    This looks awesome. My sister would love it. Id love to win
    The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living. I have heard great reviews about Mark Bittman!

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