Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Oreo & Nutella Ice Cream

Last month we finally bought an ice cream maker, something we have wanted for a while, and oh man how did I live life without it?! I am seriously in love!!

We whipped up our first batch the day after we got our machine, and I turned to my husband and said 'how are we ever going to buy shop bought ice cream again?!' as I tasted the first bite...because it is streets ahead of anything you'll get off the shelves at your local supermarket! 

I can already see ice cream making is going to become my latest obsession! because there are just soooo many possibilities! 

Oreo and Nutella are two of my big loves in life so it made sense that they should be the first flavour I made! but I'm already dreaming up coconut & bounty, rocky road, peanut butter & banana, and hazelnut and ferrero of course! 

There is a creaminess to home made ice cream which just can't be beat! I would have honestly eaten this whole tub if left alone with the spoon! I also couldn't believe just how quick and easy it was to whip it up...dangerously quick and easy!! 

In my head stirring in ribbons of nutella would give little melty pools of nutella in the ice cream, but then obviously it got frozen! and they turned into rock hard little pockets of nutella, but oh man that was even better than how I wanted it to turn out! frozen nutella is real...and it's amazing! and I might just have to start piping out little nutella discs and freezing them for fun because they taste so great! 

You need this ice cream in your life...and you need an ice cream maker in your life, go out and obey these two instructions from me and your life will get instantly happier, and better! 

Oreo & Nutella Ice Cream:
Makes one 2 litre tub
Adapted from Love From The Oven

1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/8 cups caster sugar
3 cups double cream
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 vanilla pod
16 oreo cookies, crushed
3/4 cup nutella

to decorate:
crushed oreos
melted nutella

In a medium sized bowl of a stand mixer, combine the milk and sugar and mix on low speed for 1-2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.  

Stir in the double cream and vanilla extract.  Slice open your vanilla bean, and scrape out the seeds and add to the mixture.  

Turn the machine on, pour the mixture into the freezer bowl, and let mix until thickened - about 25-30 minutes.  The ice cream will have a soft creamy texture.  

Mix in the crushed Oreos.  Melt the nutella in a microwave safe bowl for 30-45 seconds until slightly runny.  Stir it through the ice cream.   If you want a soft serve texture you could eat it at this point.  

Alternatively, if you want it to be firmer like in the pictures above, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for 3 hours or overnight.  Remove from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving.

When serving, crush up some extra oreo biscuits on top of the ice cream and drizzle with some warm melted nutella.

Eat and enjoy!


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