Nutella Ice Cream with Granola Topping #IceCreamWeek

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I have to confess that chocolate ice cream does nothing for me. Just like a solid bar of chocolate, I feel like other things need to be mixed in there. Brownies are about the only solid chocolate thing I enjoy, but even those I prefer the addition of nuts or peanut butter. But this chocolate ice cream is different, because it’s Nutella! Although I did actually mix in some hazelnuts and top it with granola haha. This ice cream is also incredibly creamy, which is perfectly contrasted with the crunchy nuts and granola.

Nutella Ice Cream

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NUTELLA ICE CREAM WITH GRANOLA TOPPING

Makes approximately 1-1/2 quarts

Ingredients:

ICE CREAM

2 cups 2% milk

2 cups heavy cream

1 cup sugar

4 egg yolks, lightly beaten

1 cup Nutella

1 cup chopped hazelnuts

GRANOLA

2 cups rolls oats

1/4 cup ground flazseed

1/4 cup Nutella

1/4 cup honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

Directions:

  1. For the ice cream: Place egg yolks in a medium bowl, set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, heavy cream and sugar. Warm until bubbles form around the edges (but not boiling).
  3. Slowly pour about 1 cup of the milk mixture into the lightly beaten egg yolks, whisking constantly until combined.
  4. Pour the milk-egg mixture back into the saucepan and cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches 175 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl and whisk in the Nutella until complete dissolved. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Pour ice cream base into your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s directions. Fold in the hazelnuts, place into a container, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 3 hours.
  7. For the granola: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  8. In a medium bowl, combine oats and flaxseed. Mix well.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the Nutella and honey. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until melted. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla.
  10. Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until the oats are evenly coated. Evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and stir. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  12. Stir in the chopped hazelnuts and sprinkle on top of ice cream. (Enjoy any leftover granola with yogurt!)

Source: Ice Cream adapted slightly from Le Casa de Sweets. Granola adapted from Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola.

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