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Nutella Ice Cream (No Churn)

This rich, velvety Nutella ice cream is sure to satisfy all the chocoholics out there! It's cool, creamy, chocolatey, and nutty. This five-ingredient ice cream is sure to be a big hit and is perfect for a hot summer’s day or warm Fall day.

Just as creamy as store-bough ice cream, this no churn Nutella ice cream is unbelievably delicious.

The whipped cream, condensed milk, and Nutella blend together to create the perfect sweet chocolate with plenty of flavor in every bite. It's quick and easy to make and tastes amazing!

Scoops of Nutella Ice Cream in white dessert bowl.

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Looking for a dessert that’s fudgy, nutty, creamy, and decadent? Then you have to try this no-churn ice cream!

Made by folding Nutella into a base of heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk, this smooth and scoopable ice cream is one of the easiest desserts out there.

It’s sweet and satisfying all on its own or when paired with a few simple garnishes.

Plus, this recipe is a unique way to use up that half-eaten jar of Nutella that’s sitting in the back of your pantry. No need to eat another piece of chocolatey toast; instead, get your Nutella fix with a scoop of this creamy and delicious ice cream!


See printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

Ingredients to make Nutella ice cream set out on counter.
  • Nutella - A thick and sweet chocolate hazelnut spread gives this ice cream a ton of rich flavor.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream - The light and smooth base of this no-churn ice cream.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk - Sweetens this Nutella ice cream without making it grainy or icy.
  • Cocoa Powder - To enhance the natural chocolate flavor of the Nutella.
  • Vanilla Extract - Helps to round out the other decadent flavors in this dessert.

Ice Cream Variations

This Nutella ice cream recipe creates a very thick and smooth dessert. If you prefer your ice cream to have a bit more of a crunch, try folding a handful of chocolate chips, toasted hazelnuts, or chopped Ferrero Rocher candies or toffee bits into your no-churn ice cream base!

Instead of transferring your ice cream mixture to a loaf pan, try freezing it in a popsicle mold. The resulting ice pops will be some of the creamiest, most flavorful fudgesicles you’ve ever had!

Not a big fan of Nutella? You can easily swap it out for your favorite creamy spread. Try making this homemade ice cream recipe with peanut butter, cookie butter, or granola butter instead.

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How To Make Nutella Ice Cream

Just a few easy simple ingredients and a few easy steps until you are enjoying this cold creamy treat.

Heavy cream, vanilla and cocoa powder in glass mixing bowl.
Whipped heavy cream, vanilla and cocoa powder in glass mixing bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, whip together the heavy cream, vanilla, and cocoa powder until the mixture reaches stiff peaks.

Nutella and sweetened condensed milk added to whipped mixture in glass mixing bowl.
Nutella Ice Cream in loaf pan ready to freeze.

Add the Nutella and sweetened condensed milk and continue mixing until blended and uniform.

Transfer the Nutella ice cream to a loaf pan, cover, and freeze until solid. Then it's time to scoop, serve and enjoy!

Scooping Nutella Ice cream into cone.

How To Store

This ice cream will stay good in the freezer for up to 2 months! I like to transfer my frozen ice cream to an airtight freezer safe container.

You could also keep storing it in a loaf pan. Just be sure to cover the pan with at least two layers of plastic wrap to prevent any oxygen from getting in and causing freezer burn.

Ways to Serve Ice Cream

This ice cream is so rich and creamy that it doesn’t need a ton of toppings! Keep things simple and garnish your ice cream with a dollop of homemade whipped cream or some toasted chopped hazelnuts.

I like to eat this chocolatey ice cream in a bowl. You can also add a scoop to a warm piece pie or brownie. It's also delicious served in a sugar cone or waffle cone.

Tips For Making Nutella Ice Cream

  • Warm up your Nutella slightly in the microwave before adding it to your ice cream base. This will thin out the spread, making it easier to incorporate into the whipped cream.
  • If you’re a fan of dark chocolate, I recommend using Dutch process cocoa powder in this ice cream.
  • This ice cream can take a while to completely freeze. I recommend letting it rest in the freezer overnight to ensure that it’s properly set.
  • Let your ice cream sit on the counter for 5-8 minutes before serving. This will make it much easier to scoop!
Nutella Ice Cream scooped in cones.

Recipe FAQs

How do you prevent ice crystals in no-churn ice cream?

Ice crystals are most likely to form in ice creams that are low in sugar. Since the sweetened condensed milk adds plenty of sugar to this ice cream, it won’t be prone to crystallizing.

However, if you’re still worried, you can always press a layer of plastic wrap down onto the surface of your no-churn ice cream. This will prevent any ice crystals from forming!

How does no-churn ice cream work?

Unlike traditional homemade ice cream, no-churn ice cream can be made with just a handful of common ingredients and an electric mixer. By whipping the heavy cream to stiff peaks, you incorporate enough air into the ice cream base to make it light and scoopable.

The addition of sweetened condensed milk keeps the mixture smooth and sweet while also adding richness. Once frozen, this homemade ice cream is just as rich and creamy as the real thing!

What does Nutella ice cream taste like?

This Nutella ice cream is the perfect combination of fudgy flavors and velvety textures. It tastes better than good - this rich and creamy combination is heavenly!

The luscious smoothness of the nutty Nutella pairs well with the fluffy sweetness of homemade no-churn ice cream.

Nutella ice cream in white dessert bowl.

Here are a few more of our favorite no churn ice cream recipes. Because you can never have too many!

I hope you enjoy this Nutella Ice Cream! If you try this ice cream, please come back and rate it and leave me a comment below. I love to hear from you!

Scoops of Nutella Ice Cream in white dessert bowl.

Nutella Ice Cream Recipe

Author: Judy Wilson
This rich, velvety no churn Nutella ice cream is sure to satisfy all the chocoholics out there! It's cool, creamy, chocolatey, and nutty.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 795 kcal


  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Nutella


  • Combine the heavy cream, vanilla, and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to whip the ingredients into stiff peaks.
  • Add the Nutella and condensed milk. Continue whisking the mixture on a high speed until the Nutella is fully incorporated into the ice cream base.
  • Pour your ice cream into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Cover your loaf pan with plastic wrap and allow the ice cream to set in the freezer for 5 hours.
  • Scoop, serve, and enjoy!


This Nutella ice cream will stay good in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Calories: 795kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 11gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 39gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 589mgFiber: 4gSugar: 66gVitamin A: 1490IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 305mgIron: 3mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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