This no-cook eggless Nutella ice cream is so easy to make, stays super creamy, and has a rich Nutella flavor.
If you love Nutella you should make this ice cream. It is sooo good. Plus, it’s so easy to make! Unlike traditional ice cream recipes, you don’t have to cook anything because this Nutella ice cream is eggless. All you do is mix a few simple ingredients together and pour them in the ice cream maker.
I love Nutella, but making ice cream with it wasn’t at the top of my list after I had a not-so-great Nutella ice cream at a dessert shop. So, when I saw a recipe on Handle the Heat it just looked too good to pass up. I was doubtful but figured it was so easy it wouldn’t be a big waste of time if it didn’t turn out.
I’m so glad I tried it because this is the best Nutella ice cream. Easy to make, rich and creamy, and flavored with Nutella.
What I love best about this easy ice cream is the flavor. It tastes like you’re dipping your spoon in Nutella, but it’s a cold and creamy ice cream. The Nutella taste is definitely not compromised in this ice cream. But it’s not overwhelming either. It’s just delicious.
One thing I don’t always like about homemade ice cream is that it has a tendency to turn icy in the freezer. I love my ice cream to have creamy texture and this Nutella ice cream does.
The secret ingredient is vodka! This ice cream recipe has just a bit of vodka mixed in because adding some alcohol to the ice cream mixture keeps it soft. Really soft. In fact, when it’s done churning, it still looks like a melted mess and definitely needs to be frozen to firm up a bit. The best part is that it doesn’t turn icy and maintains its creamy texture.
You only need five ingredients to make this Nutella ice cream:
- Granulated sugar
- Heavy cream
You don’t need any eggs and you don’t have to cook anything. All you do is mix all of the ingredients and pour them in the ice cream maker.
Once the ice cream is done churning it will be very soft and melty, so you will want to pop it in the refrigerator to firm up. That’s when the vodka makes a big difference – instead of developing ice crystals which gives the ice cream an icy texture, the vodka helps keep the ice cream super creamy.
This recipe makes approximately two servings if you eat ice cream like a disciplined person. I’m not disciplined so this was one big serving for me! I loved this Nutella ice cream so much I know I’ll be making it on repeat and I’ll probably double the recipe when I do.
Update: Since making this ice cream I’ve used it to make Nutella Ice Cream Sandwiches! Want more summer desserts? Be sure to check out my super simple Banana Ice Cream, Nutella Fudgsicles and Nutella Frozen Yogurt, too.
Nutella Ice Cream
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp vodka
- Beat together the nutella, sugar, heavy cream, milk and vodka until blended evenly.
- 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.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Please advise a replacement to Vodka (non-alcoholic replacement)
Alcohol is used to keep the ice cream soft since alcohol doesn’t freeze. But you can just skip it. Your homemade ice cream might not be as soft and creamy but it should still taste good.
How may I do this if I don’t have an ice cream-making machine?
Sorry I’ve never made it without an ice cream machine. You can do a google search, there are some people who have posted on how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker. I’m not sure if it will work with any recipe though.
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You should definitely try it. I was pretty thrilled with how easy and tasty this was.
Oh, that looks really good! I’ve been craving nutella lately so I think I might give this a try. The small portion at least won’t tempt me to eat more than I should.