Nutella ice cream

photo of a bowl of nutella ice cream

If you love nutella…you should make this ice cream. It is sooo good.  And so easy to put together before popping it into an ice cream maker. You can just take a look at how short the recipe is below to get an idea of how easy this is to put together.

I really enjoyed the Nutella chocolate chip cookies I made a few weeks ago. In the past, I’d experimented with making things with Nutella but didn’t like how they turned out. After my success with the Nutella chocolate chip cookies, it renewed my interest in trying Nutella recipes.

I was doubtful about making Nutella ice cream. I had tried Nutella ice cream once at a dessert place and I didn’t really like it. It tasted thick, but not much like Nutella. But I thought it was worth trying to make myself. The recipe looks so easy. Too easy.

But it turned out amazing. It tasted like dipping your spoon in Nutella, except it tastes like Nutella and it tastes like ice cream. The Nutella taste is definitely not compromised in this ice cream. But it’s not overwhelming either. It’s just delicious.

The recipe I used came from Handle the Heat. The amount of ice cream is good for about 2 servings if you are eating ice cream like a disciplined person. I think I’ll probably double the recipe next time.

This ice cream recipe uses a slight bit of vodka. I’ve learned that 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. My first few ice cream recipes without alcohol, I was able to eat as soon it was done churning. I’m liking what the alcohol can do to the ice cream. It makes it much creamier and softer, though it also melts a bit faster and doesn’t harden up much.

The ice cream pictured was taken out a little too early from the freezer, so it wasn’t completely firmed up. My ice cream also has some specks because I didn’t mix the Nutella mixture long enough. Making things have been quite hard as I have recently moved and haven’t unpacked everything. It still tasted good though.

Nutella Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2

This is the best Nutella ice cream – it’s creamy and rich with just the right amount of Nutella flavor. Plus, the ice cream stays soft and creamy even after time in the freezer thanks to some vodka.


  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/3 cup granulated 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 source: Handle the Heat

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a bowl of nutella ice cream

10 comments on “Nutella ice cream”

  1. 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.

  2. You should definitely try it. I was pretty thrilled with how easy and tasty this was.

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  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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