It’s Friday and it’s time for everybody to do the Weekend Dance! And what better way is there to get you dancing than with some ice cream, right? This one will have you doing the cha cha cha, the bump, and maybe perhaps even the robot just for fun. It’s super simple to make, and not over-sweet, due to the lack of sugar in the ice cream base. The only sweetness comes from the Nutella and the Oreo Cookies, making it the perfect dessert for those like me, who happen to hate overly sugar-laden desserts. Weird, huh? The girl that goes through a bag of sugar a week doesn’t particularly love sugar in abundance. What can I say? I like being weird, and I also enjoy eating my ice cream while dancing around the kitchen holding Brenna in one arm, tossed over my shoulder in complete disgust. Think that’s bad? I may or may not be holding a microphone spoon in my other hand at the same time. Yeah, that’s right, I sing and dance! Talented! Or just weird!
- 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 (13-oz.) Jar Nutella
- 6 Egg Yolks
- 12 Oreo Cookies, Crushed
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Hazelnuts
- Whisk cream, milk, salt, and Nutella together in a medium saucepan, over medium heat just until the mixture begins to form bubbles around the edges.
- Remove the cream mixture from the heat; set aside.
- Whisk egg yolks in a small bowl, and then whisk in 1-cup of cream, 1/4-cup at a time.
- Whisk the entire egg mixture into the cream mixture, and then return the saucepan to medium heat and cook until the ice cream base coats the back of a spoon; this should take between 5 and 7 minutes.
- Strain the ice cream through a fine mesh strainer into a glass container or bowl, and then allow to come to room temperature.
- Cover and refrigerate the ice cream base overnight.
- Churn the ice cream for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Place the ice cream in a large mixing bowl and fold in the crushed Oreo Cookies and the chopped hazelnuts.
- Spoon the finished ice cream into a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
- You can crush the Oreo Cookies using your hands, or place them in a large Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
- You can purchase 1/2-cup sized bags of hazelnuts at your local market in the baking aisle.
- Add chocolate chunks to the ice cream mixture.
- Serve with an Oreo Cookie on top.
- Use Double-Stuf Oreo Cookies or other Specialty Oreo Cookies in this recipe.
ORIGINALLY POSTED 07/25/2014
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