Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Nutella Ice Cream

As my sorbet post explained, now that it's summer, my frozen treat making is becoming more and more frequent. Last summer was when I did lots of the experimentation, so now I'm just making the favorites. Using a basic ice cream recipe, I have a blank canvas. On today's "blank canvas" I decided to use Nutella as my "paint." And all I can say about Nutella is that it is absolutely THE BEST THING EVER!!! I have an extremely ridiculous obsession with the stuff, and take great joy in finding different ways to cook with it. This recipe is great because it's not too overwhelmingly rich. The Nutella flavor is subtle and sort of sneaks up on you. It is also quite dangerous because, if there is no one else to help me eat it...I will eat it all, so thank goodness for boyfriends.  

Nutella Ice Cream

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
1/2 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups chilled whipping cream

Combine sugar, salt, milk and egg yolks in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until bubbles begin to appear around the edge of the mixture, around 12-15 minutes.
Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and whisk in the Nutella.
Cool to room temperature. (I found that the fastest way to do this is by placing the bowl holding the mixture into an ice bath.)
Stir in the vanilla and cream and chill for at least an hour.
Pour into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions, usually around 15-30 minutes. Freeze for at around 3 hours to allow the ice cream to set.

As I said before, be sure to have others around with which to share. This is addicting stuff!


Anonymous said...

Nutella icecream! This is what I've been waiting for all my life!

cindy* said...

yum. this looks and sounds great. the canister to my ice cream maker has gone from sink to freezer constantly for about a month now...and i assume it will stay that way through the remainder of the summer.

great blog, i'm glad i came across it

Paul Del Vecchio said...

That's so friggin awesome! I love Nutella too! Although your blog hasn't been around too long, I love what you've done so far! Keep 'em coming! I found it through

Katie said...

I will have to make this, if my jar of Nutella can last that long.

abd said...

Amy, what do you mean by 1/2 Nutella?

1/2 cup?

Kevin said...

Nutella ice cream is a great idea!

Amy said...

oops!! thanks for the catch on the "1/2 Nutella" I left out the cup part.

cyro11 said...

Amy, Thank you for posting the Nutella Ice Cream recipe. I made it this afternoon, and we had some a short while ago. I made some meringues with the spare egg whites, so I served the ice cream with a meringue and bananas, and a small amount of the Dulce con Leche sauce on top.

It was thanks a lot.

Cynthia in UK

Jeanine said...

now THIS is something I will be trying! Just got an ice cream maker and have an odd obsession with Nutella as well. :)
Thanks so much!

Alexa said...

Nutella.... I grew up on the stuff...It's the little jar with the many possibilities. Your icecream looks very yummy.