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