Ever since visiting Italy last Summer I’ve been craving and wanting to make homemade gelato for ages. But since I don’t own an ice cream machine I took my trusty no-churn ice cream recipe, added a load of Nutella a.k.a the best chocolate spread in the entire world and worked my magic! This cheat’s version has exactly the same characteristics as gelato. It’s just as creamy, velvety smooth and is simply delightful to eat. My easy, no-fuss ice-cream recipe is irresistible, once you’ve tried some you will become addicted to the flavour! Scoop into waffle cones or into bowls for a great enjoyable and tempting treat! Enjoy and happy weekend everyone!
Homemade ice-cream/gelato, 4-ingredients + in 3 easy steps. What’s not to like?
We ate our few share of gelato whilst in Tuscany. We ate gelato (almost- even though I’m ashamed to admit it!) every single night, our favourite place to grab a few scoops was from Gelateria Dondoli in my beloved San Gimignano. If you’re visiting Tuscany this gelateria should definitely be down on your list to try out! They’re the gelato world champion for a reason, my personal favourites were a combo of pistachio and chocolate, and I loved the mascarpone Ferrero Rocher flavour AND the Nutella gelato. SO GOOD, you guys know how much I just love chocolate hazelnut so this recipe today was to be expected…
This no-churn base is simple if you leave the Nutella out you have the very best delicious vanilla bean ice-cream to serve with chocolate sauce and sweets or any other of your favourites. But with this recipe you get a very light Nutella flavour in the background. It’s great with homemade chocolate and hazelnut coated waffle cones- I made those but the pictures didn’t look so great!
Not a recipe for those on diet…This is pure Nutella temptation. You can see how creamy and like gelato this Nutella ice cream is, it can be scooped as soon as it comes out of the freezer. Smooth, creamy, Nutella-y and dreamy. If you LOVE Nutella then this is 100% the recipe you need to try!
I also learnt from my mistakes since my last ice-cream photo shoot. Rule No.1: Never try or attempt to photograph ice cream or popsicles in the middle of the day during the hottest day of year. It’s not going to end well. Of which you guessed it didn’t end well, my ice-cream started to melt quicker than I could photograph- I took two photos, then headed inside and devoured the lot with my family.
Ice Cream Recipe-
1 x 400g can of sweetened condensed milk
500ml of double cream
1/2 tsp of vanilla bean paste
180g of Nutella
1. In a large mixing bowl mix together the condensed milk, vanilla and Nutella until well incorporated and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, whip the cream to soft peaks- the cream should just fold back on itself.
3. Add the cream to the Nutella condensed milk mixture and fold in. Keep mixing until it’s smooth.
4. Pour into a medium deep baking dish or regular loaf tin. Cover with cling film or a lid and leave to freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight- I personally prefer to leave the ice-cream overnight as you get better scooping consistency when you’re ready to serve.
Once set, scoop the ice-cream into cones and serve! You can also just serve the ice cream in bowls sprinkled with extra chocolate and chopped hazelnuts! ENJOY!
Enjoy the recipe! Have a great weekend!
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87 thoughts on “4-Ingredient No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream”
OMG!!! I want it!!! 🙂
Thanks Serena! 😀
Looks amazing! Yumm ^^
Thanks so much Sarah! It tastes really yummy!
This ice cream looks incredible, Jess! I would want to eat the whole batch myself!
Thanks so much Eva! It’s super hard to resist eating the whole batch! 😀
I have been eying some of your other ice cream recipes lately. My husband is a huge chocolate fan. He would LOVE this one.
That’s great to hear, Mary Grace! 😀 You’d both definitely love this!
I love how easy this is to throw together. Dangerously easy!
Thanks Christina! Glad you like the recipe! 😀
LOVE!!! nutella gelato my dream ice cream.
Thanks Suzanne! Nutella gelato = bliss! Definitely the best flavour! 😀
Jessica, this Nutella ice cream looks sooooo good!!! only 4-ingredients and 3 easy steps?!!! The only thing that could make it better would be to be actually eating this in Tuscany!!! a girl can dream! love this!
Thanks Alice- it really is too good! If only I was in Tuscany too! 😀 Glad you like the recipe lovely!
Whoa! It sounds so easy. And so, so dangerous! I ate gelato 2-3 times a day in Italy. It’s the best. I’m looking forward to trying your method!
Thanks Andrea! This recipe is easy peasy- so quick and simple to make! 😀 The gelato really is way too addictive, you find yourself craving it the whole time! Hope you get a chance to try the recipe!
Gelato in Italy is my favorite thing ever. This looks amazing!
Thanks so much Jocelyn! Definitely have to agree with you! Gelato in Italy rocks!
So so good!! I just want it!!
Wow I think I would devour the entire batch of this ice cream, Jessica! Nutella is my weakness. Looks delish!
Thanks Gayle! It really was delicious, just too hard to stop eating the entire tub! 😀
Yum! This looks too good! Love that you used vanilla bean paste 🙂
Thanks Medha! The vanilla brings extra lovely flavour! 😀
Nutella Gelato!! Sounds just perfect 😀
Thanks so much! 😀
We love Nutella and this looks so creamy and delicious!
This is totally perfect for the hot and humid weather that we’re having Jess! And yay for no churn 😀
Thanks Lorraine! 😀
Yay for us folks without ice cream machines! I love this recipe. Also, I learned the hard way about photographing ice cream as well. Photographing outdoors in the middle of summer? No buenos! But this looks deliiiish!
Thanks so much Ala! 😀
Yes! That was one of the 431 awesome things about Italy…all of the tasty gelato everywhere! I’m loving this easy Nutella version, Jess. Also, I totally 2nd the whole photos of ice cream thing…
Thanks David! The Italians certainly know how to make ice-cream! Glad you like the recipe!
Oh là là ! Looks terrific your ice cream !! I think I gonna make it for my sister in law, she loves Nutella ! But, who can’t love it? It’s a great recipe and your photos are stunning 🙂
Thanks so much Eva! I really hope you do give it a go, tastes so good, me and my Sister couldn’t stop eating it! 😀 You’re always so sweet to me, thank you for your lovely sweet words friend! xx
Easier ice cream recipes are the best, I love that this is no churn! I would love a bowl of this right now!
This ice cream looks incredible, Jessica! Love Nutella and no churn with only a few ingredients makes this totally irresistible!
Thanks so much Kelly!
Ooh, that second to last piccy is really really making me want to pop over to your place for a big bowl of this! I’m just about ready for dessert after a big dinner a while ago … 😉
Thanks so much Helen- your comments always make my day! 😀 Glad you like the recipe, it definitely makes a great dessert, so tasty!
Even in the cold winter, this looks irresistible!
Thanks so much! Love eating ice-cream any time of year! 😀
Oh my gosh this looks incredible! You know how much of a fan I am of Nutella- and this looks so simple to make it could be dangerous 😉 Love that pic of the ice cream scooping!
Thanks so much Allie! Knew you’d like this recipe! Glad you like it! 😀
Nutella ice cream is the beeeeest!! I love this recipe!
Thanks Dorothy! It is really is so good!
Another great use for vanilla bean paste. LOVE this!!
Thanks Aimee! I love vanilla bean paste in all my cookery- so good!
I looove using this method of ice cream making – makes it so easy to make creamy ice cream! And your Nutella version sounds like heaven. Pinned!
Thanks so much Rachel!
Gosh, this looks so amazing Jess! I always make my ice creams this way, just lazy to take out my ice cream maker and do the whole thing! No churn is perfect 😀
Thanks so much Manali! 😀
Who knew?! I had to pin, and may have to give away my ice-cream maker! 🙂
Thanks so much- hope you enjoy the recipe! 😀
Yum! That looks so creamy and decadent!
Thanks Leah! It was super decadent, but delicious!
Love this – I don’t have an ice cream machine so I’m definitely trying this. May try the plain vanilla option too!
Thanks so much Geraldine! 😀
Yum! Nutella, in ice cream form? sign me up!
Nutella… It’s the best stuff ever so I can just imagine how yummmm this gelato is. I love that you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it!
Thanks Ruby! It was really tasty!
WOW! And no churn which mean I can have it with no overnight waiting period!
Yes! Glad you like the recipe Lindsey! 😀
So glad it’s summertime here so I can attempt this delicious & velvety treat. Looks so scrumptious and well worth the wait time!
Could there be any better ice cream flavor out there?! I doubt it. YUM.
Nutella is 100% the best flavour! Glad you like the recipe Joanne!
4 ingredients for perfection. Goodness, you are amazing girl. I love this!
Thanks so much Pamela!
I ate so much gelato when I was in Croatia (not quite Italy but they share a boarder), that the vendor actually knew me by name :/ kind of embarrassing! This looks like a delicious version, love that you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker.
Thanks Denise! The gelato and ice-cream abroad is way too good! Glad you like my recipe! 😀
Nutella is the best!!! This ice cream sounds awesome!! And I love how easy the no-churn method is 🙂
Thanks Jess! x
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Who wouldn’t want to try making nutella ice cream?? XD
Thanks for the reblog 😀
This looks amazing. Gelato from Italy is out of this world. Can’t wait to give yours a try!!
Thanks so much Kelly x
It looks fab! 😀 x