Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sweetness on Sunday: Bailey's Ice Cream with Nutella Swirl

So as I mentioned last week, I got a new ice cream maker and I've been having so much fun with it.  One thing that always kept me from getting an ice cream maker was that most require rock salt and ice, but since we don't have an ice maker, that wasn't a simple thing. Well, a coworker of mine told me about the Donvier ice cream maker. This brand has been around forever so I have no idea how I'd never heard of this, but it requires no ice, no salt--you just freeze the inner bowl and away you go, making ice cream like crazy! :D Here's the one I purchased, if you want to check it out.  It's SUPER easy to use. You throw the ice cream mixture in the maker, turn the churn handle a few times every 3-4 minutes, for 20 minutes, and voila! Perfect homemade ice cream, a.k.a. HEAVEN. The recipe below, however, can be used with any ice cream maker that you happen to have.

Bailey's Ice Cream with Nutella Swirl
recipe adapted from

•5 egg yolks
•1/2 cup sugar
• 1 cup milk (most will tell you to use whole milk, but I used 2% and it came out perfect!)
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• 3/4 Bailey's Irish Cream
• 1 tsp vanilla
•1/2 Nutella hazelnut spread

Lightly beat eggs yolks and then stir together eggs, sugar, milk, cream, Bailey's, and vanilla is a medium saucepan. Heat mixture over medium heat, stirring often to keep the milk from scorching. When it just starts to boil, remove from heat.

Pour mixture into a shallow pan.  Allow to cool about 10 minutes, until there is no steam coming off of it.  Mixture will have thickened quite a bit already. Cover with plastic wrap, settling the wrap right onto the surface of the mixture to keep a film from forming.  Freeze this for 1 to 2 hours (can be frozen overnight).

Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions for your ice cream maker.  In the last few minutes of churning, when ice cream is almost done, drizzle in nutella a few spoonfuls at a time. Churn the ice cream a bit between each addition. This will evenly swirl the nutella into the ice cream.

Ice creams with liquor in them generally take a few hours after churning to freeze completely. Or you can serve this right away as soft serve. ;) Also, I wouldn't suggest adding more Bailey's than this recipe calls for--liquor doesn't freeze so if you add too much you'll end up with cold soup! :D

This is such a delectable combination---the two flavors compliment each other really nicely. I hope you try this and enjoy!

Until next time...


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