This ice cream is always a hit with family and friends. It is rich and creamy and simple to put together. It would be a nice Valentine’s Day dinner dessert. The recipe came from my friend Marie.
Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream
1 large egg
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3-1/2 cup Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups heavy cream
In a blender combine egg and salt, then blend until frothy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and pulse to mix. Add Nutella and vanilla, then blend until smooth. Scrape down the blender bowl and add cream. Blend again, then scrape down bowl. Blend until smooth but not so much that you whip the cream. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Makes 1 quart.
Note: If you are concerned about using a raw egg, place all ingredients in a saucepan and, stirring often, bring the mixture to 160 degrees, then let it cool before pouring into an ice cream maker.