Subtle milk chocolate and punchy blackberry sauce team up in this Nutella Ice Cream to provide candy for your eyes as well as your tastebuds. Dive in. Sit back. Chill.
I’m feeling rather smug. After berating the lack of summer for weeks, I finally decided to post my recipe for Nutella Ice Cream with a Blackberry Swirl and well, let’s just say it couldn’t be more perfectly timed. Summer has finally arrived. It is sunny. It is warm. I have finally thrown my jeans aside in favour of my long-lost summer skirts and legs. And… and, and, and….. I have a freezer stocked with this glorious ice cream.
I’ve spent my life loving sweet food. As a child, I was never happier than when I was allowed to bake a cake… I could make a chocolate bar last for hours… I was the kid who took 30 minutes to decide which sweets to buy in the sweet shop on pocket-money day… every week.
I’ve not changed much as an adult. I do have a more varied baking repertoire but I’ve continued to be indecisive when it come to treats. I often struggle to decide between the desserts on offer when eating out or just what to bake at home.
Sad Truth: I’m sorry to say that I’ve reached that point in my life where sometimes I struggle to eat an entire dessert without feeling overloaded. I think that point is called middle age. But let’s not dwell – I’ll still give dessert my best attempt.
The good news is that my ability to consumer ice cream has not waned. If anything, it is the treat I am most likely to go for these days since it is cool, sweet and creamily luxurious without being over the top.
My Nutella Ice Cream is all of those things and more. Using Nutella in place of straight chocolate means that this ice cream isn’t too chocolatey. It’s brazenly easy-going – think of the subtlest, milkiest chocolate and you’ll be on track.
Rippled through this lovable chocolate base is a sweet, sharp & refreshing blackberry sauce. That dark & fruity purple streak also makes this Nutella Ice Cream especially easy on the eye. I like to think of it as the perfect sidekick to that cheeky Nutella Ice Cream.
To really boost the creamy nature of this Nutella Ice Cream, I whipped some clotted cream into the custard base (sigh).
Confession: I have certain food obsessions, which I’m sure regular readers are beginning to identify. Clotted Cream is one of them. It is extremely thick with a wonderfully rich & decadent flavour. Clotted Cream is not remotely healthy, but…. give me a potful and some strawberries to scoop it up with and I’m in dairy heaven. You can use double cream for a slightly less rich ice cream if you prefer.
This ice cream is fun, yet sophisticated, with a flavour no right-minded adult or child could refuse. Treat yourself to a scoop of Nutella Ice Cream with a Blackberry Swirl and head to your favourite sunny spot.