Nutella Ice Cream Recipe

If you ever visited France, you know that many of the French like to smear Nutella onto a fresh, crusty baguette for breakfast, served with a tiny cup of very strong coffee.

We thought it might be nice to use Nutella for other pleasures.

This was the first ice cream we made in our new ice cream maker, and it’s dead simple. No cooking, no eggs, and no trouble. Don’t panic when you see that you have used almost an entire jar of Nutella.

This isn’t health food. But the heavy, rich flavor of the Nutella, which I can find a little overwhelming, softens wonderfully when combined with tons of additional sugar, cream and milk.

Add just a touch of vodka to keep the ice cream from freezing too hard; the alcohol keeps it perfectly spoon-ready.


Nutella Ice Cream

  • Author: Meal Hack


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


  1. Combine all ingredients in large bowl, and beat with electric mixer until thoroughly combined.
  2. Process in ice cream freezer according to manufacturer’s instructions, and then freeze in freezer for four more hours before serving.
  3. Top with chopped, toasted hazelnuts.


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 670
  • Sugar: 66
  • Sodium: 101
  • Fat: 39
  • Saturated Fat: 29
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 72
  • Protein: 8
  • Cholesterol: 91

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road." He currently owns and operates the Ancho Honey restaurant in Maine.


  1. I have always known instinctively that ice cream should have booze in it. Now I have a recipe to prove that it isn’t just an excuse to drink more alcohol. “Pass the Kaluha”, I’ll say. “It keeps it spoon ready. It says so right here”

  2. I just recently explored making truffles and created one with Nutella that had Frangelico in it to boost the flavor. Maybe try to swap the vodka for Frangelico one day and top with toasted hazelnuts. A Triple Hazelnut treat! =]

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