Monday, February 28, 2011

step one.

They say the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.
I have a problem.
And that problems name is, Nutella.

I have surprised many of my girlfriends with ways in which I manage to incorporate it into other foods to create new foods. What's sick, is that I actually get pleasure in knowing that I have passed on this addiction to said girlfriends.  I feel less alone in my illness.
{Nilla wafers with Nutella & Strawberries, Nutella, Nutella and Banana}
I can't tell you how many nights I've come home after a dinner/drinks/date situation and taken the standby box of Nilla wafers out of my pantry and sandwiched them with a healthy dollop of Nutella.  Instantly you're introduced to Oreo's sexier, blonde, foreign cousin and girls, let me tell you, he's AH-mazing.
So I decided to just embrace my addiction and take it to the next level. Ladies, Gents {okay, mainly ladies} allow me to introduce you to:
Nut-illa Ice-cream - {one more time for the cheap seats in the back} that's Nutella & Nilla Wafer Ice Cream folks!

Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis 
2 cups of whole milk
1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of sugar plus 1/4 cup of sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
1/2 cup of Nutella
1 cup of chopped Nilla wafers.
Whisk together milk, cream and 1/2 cup of sugar in saucepan over low heat until sugar has completely dissolved. In separate bowl whisk egg yolks with 1/4 cup of sugar until light and thick.  Take 1/2 cup of warmed milk mixture and slowly add to yolks while continually whisking. Then take all yolk and milk mixture and add back to the milk mixture on stove and continue to whisk over the medium heat for around 10 minutes until it's thick and coats the back of the spoon. Add Vanilla bean paste and Nutella stirring until smooth.
Place strainer over bowl and pour custard mixture through strainer to ensure you're left with a silky consistency. Refrigerate until chilled. Then follow your ice cream maker instructions.
Fold in Nilla Wafers right before serving or placing in freezer. I like it all soft straight from the ice cream maker but if you like it frozen, you'll need to exercise your patience for another 2 hours {boo to that}.

xo tash


  1. The world is a much more beautiful place with Nutella in it for sure. Two years ago the only thing I brought back from my trip to Berlin were giant jars of Nutella - I was thrilled to find it so cheap :)
    They have a Nutella gelato at a place near my house, it's like a spoonful of heaven. Also a local pizzeria serves a warm nutella, banana calzone with ice cream on top. My husband thinks it's the greatest thing on earth. I think they must put crack in it because seriously one spoonful and you're addicted...

  2. I'm dying to try nutello....heard so much about it lately, and your post is making me hungry!!

  3. I don't know if I'm more in love with the idea of the ice cream or that gorgeous bowl. Where oh where did you get that bowl??

  4. That looks soooooo good and so bad all at the same time!


  5. um I dont have an ice cream maker, but i feel ike you have now given me the best reason to go get one. me and my spoons thank you.

  6. Mighty Burns: your butt probably doesn't thank me though.. and for that, I apologize :)

  7. That ice cream looks heavenly although I can't even think about starting a nutella obsession, I just made chocolate chip banana bread and ate way too much! Happy Monday to you!

    xo Mary Jo

  8. i do have an ice cream maker--wedding gift nine years old and never used. this just might inspire me to whip some up.

  9. I think you just introduced me to heaven. I need an ice cream maker and I'm promising myself that this summer I'll buy one. Because I just can't go on any longer without it, especially when I know I can make Nutella and Nilla wafer ice cream.

  10. My favorite sandwich is a Peanut Butter and Nutella sandwich...oh my goodness. I want one NOW!!!

  11. This is insane. Crazy. I have to try it. Nutella and icecream rock my world. Who knows what they can do with their forces combined??!!!

  12. YUM!! you are blowing my mind with all these nutella ideas. i usually just put it on rye bread, but now that seems so boring! must get nilla wafers and strawberries right away!

  13. This sounds amazing.... Growing up in Italy I would always have Nutella, Gianduia, Ferrero Rocher or Bacio Ice creams... they were my FAV... notice a recurring theme?

  14. I am addicted to Nutella too. Nutella strawberry crepe is ahhhhhmazing. Nutella ice cream? That sounds soooo good.

  15. Oh wow! I love you for this.. my husband just doesn't understand why I grab a spoonful of Nutella in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. I can't wait until he watches me put spoonfuls of it in a bowl and add Nilla wafers plus two scoops of vanilla ice cream. (The lazy way, I know, but it's me)

    Thanks for the idea!

  16. Tash that's some ice cream! Even in the cold of winter here in Canada it's always time for ice cream! Nutella is deadly delicious. Perfect ice cream.

  17. nutella is my favorite thing ever!!

  18. Oh girl, you have no idea. I convince myself Nutella is healthy as long as I eat it with fruit. I am perfectly content to fool myself.

  19. i haven't had nutella in years! after this delicious post, i may become obsessed, too...

  20. Ohhh, darling. I have the same problem..I love nutella and I could eat it all the time...Yummy...Now I need to make myself a nutella sandwich...hhaha
    Happy day, darling

    Ps: I’m hosting an EmersonMade GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for spring:)



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