Monday, March 24, 2008

Yummy Ice Cream

First, a public service announcement. Seeing as I didn't win the $275 million Powerball drawing last week, I figured I might enter the drawing for a $50 Williams-Sonoma gift card. It might help soothe my bruised wallet some. The Clean Plate Club is offering the prize on their blog.

I first learned of Nutella from my mother, who returned home from somewhere with it (not to be confused with the Vegemite she brought back from Australia. No offense to my Aussie readers, but, Ick.

This recipe from Chocolate and Zucchini, sounds outrageous. Is it ice cream season yet? Can I find room in the freezer for the bowl?

Super Simple Nutella Ice Cream
  • 350 grams (= 12 1/3 ounces = 1 1/2 cups = 360 ml) store-bought chocolate hazelnut spread, preferably all-natural and organic
  • 410 grams (= 14 1/2 ounces = 1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon = 380 ml) unsweetened condensed milk (a.k.a. unsweetened evaporated milk or lait concentré non sucré; I used reduced fat)
Makes about 750 ml (3/4 quart).

Pre-freeze the bowl of your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Combine the chocolate hazelnut spread and the evaporated milk in a medium mixing bowl, and stir with a whisk until they become one, voluptuous and smooth. Depending on the texture of the spread you're using, this may take a few minutes; don't get discouraged. (To speed things up, you may use a blender/stick blender/stand mixer, or gently heat the evaporated milk beforehand.)

Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Whisk again and churn in your ice cream maker.


Anonymous said...

you have New England roots. It's always ice cream season

Kim Ayres said...

I've always loved Nutella. The kids do too. For the sake of the waistline though, it now has to be avoided

Lana Gramlich said...

Sorry for my recent absence, but I've been having some severe back problems & sitting at the computer doesn't help. Hope y'all had a great Easter.
Remember fluffernutter? Mmmmmmm...

Brave Astronaut said...

NJM - I'll concede that point. It's often never too cold for ice cream (or even what they serve at the Mother Ship cafeteria, which I have seemed to develop a habit for).

Kim - Yes, but the occasional treat is good sometimes, too. It's all about moderation (says he who has a problem with that).

Lana - We were just talking about fluffernutters at work the other day. It was determined that it is very much a "Northern" thing as my friends from the South had never heard of it.

Lana Gramlich said...

What do Southerners know, anyway? No, wait...I guess that includes ME now. *LOL*