Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Nutella Ice Cream

Yes, another ice cream recipe, and there are actualy more to come...
And I promise this ones actually look and tastes a lot better than it appears in the picture (it melted a little too fast when we were eating it, but just because I wasn't patient enough to wait for it to firm up in the freezer before tasting it.... oops! Hard thing to do waiting for ice cream to harden...!)

Isn't summer the best season ever? The most delicious fresh fruits, produce that you can harvest at your own backyard, lots of farmers market opened around the country, what could be better than that? Well, besides all the fruit and veggie goodness, it is also Ice Cream season, Yay!!!
This is the time of the year when I get creative with both my fruits and creamy concoctions, and when my ice cream machine gets little to no rest.
This year I have actually entered into a sorbet mode and have been trying some recipes with many fruit variations. Most came out great, and both recipes and pictures will be posted here, soon.
But right now I wanted to follow up with a recipe that I adapted from the Peanut Butter Ice Cream I posted the other day. I tried making it with Nutella instead of PB and the result was a wonderful, delicious and creamy Nutella Ice Cream.
Who doesn't like Nutella?? Well, I don't.... I LOVE Nutella!!
It is one of the best creations ever, creamy chocolate and hazelnuts... makes my mouth water just to think of it! It is good with strawberries, warmed up over crepes and ice cream, and mixed with hot milk it makes an awesome hot chocolate, but better than all that is having Nutella in its simplest form, straight from the jar by big spoonfuls!
So, I got the so good Nutella and transformed it into ice cream... oh yum, it did turn out quite good!!
I am still trying to figure out the sugar ratio, as I thought it came out a little sweet both times I made it, but my sugar tolerance is usually lower than most people I know, and most of my family who tried really liked it as is.
Of course I used less condensed milk than the PB recipe, as Nutella is already sweetened, but it still was a little too sweet for me, plus, the first time I made I used a little more sweetened condensed milk than I should and its flavor sort of overpowered the Nutella itself. So I am considering either decreasing that, or increasing the Nutella amount next time, or maybe both.
Another thing I am considering is adding a bit of hazelnut liqueur next time I make it, as I would like to reinforce it in the end product. (Got stop by the liquor store! Ic, Ic!!)
All in all, it was still good when I made and both times there was not a bit left for seconds. So I am guessing it is safe to post it right now and I will come back with any updates as soon as I make it again!
Enjoy summer, and lots of ice cream!! Yummmmmm!!!
Ana

Ana's Nutela Ice Cream
1/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Nutela (chocolate-hazelnut spread)
1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk (add more or less to your taste)
1/2 cup cream

Beat the sugar and eggs in a bowl until very well mixed. Set aside.
Bring milk to a simmer in a saucepan over low heat, remove from stove and carefully add the milk to the eggs and sugar, beating constantly. Pour the mixture back into the pan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it thickens slightly. It doesn't take too long, and remember: don't let the mixture boil or eggs will scramble.
Remove from heat and strain the mixture into a bowl. Mix in the Nutela, condensed milk and the cream (taste and see if you would like more condensed milk at this point - I don't like things too sweet, so you might adjust the sweetness to your tastes).
Cover and let the custard base cool in the fridge overnight. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and churn accordingly to your machine's instruction.
Let ice cream harden in the freezer for a couple of hours before serving.

16 comments:

valentina said...

Ana, nutella..it probably tastes divine!! My,oh my...I was away so much this summer. I want to play catch up with the rest of the season now.before it gets cold.

bia said...

babei! ops, amei ! bjs

Paola said...

Ana,

Thank you so much.
O tempo aqui em São Paulo esquentando um pouco lá vou eu. Estou com as lombrigas a mil.
Agradeço a atenção e a gentileza em postar a receita.
Bjs

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ana, I'm a sucker for Nutella - this ice cream looks wonderful!

Agdah said...

Menina, a sorveteira daí dá conta do recado...

Cheers! Fla said...

Ola, meu nome eh Flavia e eh uma delicia passar por aqui e ler suas receitas. Mas essa eu so estou resistindo sair de casa agora pra comprar nutella por que nao tenho maquina de fazer sorvete he, he.

Parabens pelo Blog, Flavia

Verena said...

Ana, que vontade de experimentar...acho que vou fazer este final de semana...o frio está dando uma trégua e Nutella é uma palavra mágica por aqui...
Adorei.
Beijos.

Karen said...

Sorvete é algo que nunca fiz em casa! Preciso me inspirar em vc!

Barkley said...

I made this today. One word: YUM! It was a bit too sweet so I added extra milk and half and half to cut the sweetness a bit. Absolutely perfect. I am cooling the base for the peanut butter ice cream as I type and can't wait to make it tomorrow. Love your blog.

SheRa said...

oh man...dino is going to LOOOOVE me if i make this one! it looks great!

-ashley

O Cravo da Índia said...

Vim aqui ter e já me entusiasmei com este gelado:)!!
Obrigado pela visita e pelo comentário simpático.
O livro sobre o qual eu postei existe traduzido, do original em inglês, em várias línguas. Aqui em Portugal foi fácil encontrar a versão portuguesa. E online é muito fácil de encontrar, em português ou em inglês. E vale bem a pena :)

Cláudia said...

Oi, Ana, saudades. Amei o seu sorvete de nutella. Minha filha Gabi estava com um folheto da Nutella que falava que o consumo de nutella no mundo inteiro dava para dar uma volta em torno da terra com as latas de Nutella. Aqui no Brasil, só se vende em copos. Um pequeno e um grande. No começo era só o pequeno. Agora vou direto no grande. Ana, isto mais parece um e-mail, mas tudo bem. Tô super a fim de comprar uma máquina de fazer sorvete. Irresistível.
bjs

Cinara said...

Ana, you must have read my mind: my son just asked me to come up with more Nutella recipes, and I was wondering if I could find a recipe for Nutella ice cream!!! Thanks for sharing! ;o)
P.S.: It's been pretty cold here lately, so I am waiting for warmer weather to try your PB ice cream first!

Cris said...

Nutella... everything tastes so good with it...

Haley said...

anything made with nutella is a winner! this ice cream looks amazing!

we would love to feature your ice cream on our blog!! if interested email haleyglasco@gmail.com

putra said...

i like your recipe. thanks