Nutella Ice Cream

Wow. The 2 frugal foodies are eating ice cream every night. This is unbeatable. Delicious.

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2 cups 2% or whole milk                  $0.32

2 cups heavy cream                          $3.38

3/4 cups sugar                                     $0.30

3 egg yolks                                             $0.34

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract         $0.10

3/4 cup Nutella                                   $1.75

                               Total Cost :             $6.19

Note – You have to own an ice cream maker to create this amazing dessert. We highly recommend getting married and adding it to your registry. That’s how we got ours.

In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg yolks with 1/4 cup of the sugar until the yolks have become pale yellow and thick, which takes about 5 minutes of rapid whipping.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, cream, and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Cook about 5 minutes or until the sugar disolves. Pour 1/2 of this mixture into the egg mixture and stir. Add this combination back into the milk mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes thick – about 10 minutes.

Place a strainer over a medium bowl and pour the warm mixture through the strainer. Stir in the vanilla and Nutella with a whisk until the Nutella is melted and almost all the way dissolved into the liquid. Put this bowl in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

Once the mixture is a bit chilled, pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Our ice cream maker takes about 45 minutes to make the mixture scoop-able.

We like to top our Nutella Ice Cream with bits of Thin Mints (Girl Scout Cookies)…but you could chop toasted hazelnuts or put something yummy like raspberries on top!

ENJOY!

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