Nutella and crumbled brownies swirled in ripples of chocolate goodness through a cheesecake ice cream base that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. All of the sweetest people in your life will love a scoop (or three) of Nutella Brownie Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream.
Nutella Brownie Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream
As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s time to think about and acknowledge all of those special people in your life. You know how much I love my Hubby and my boys. I talk about them all the time, and I’m sure in the next week I’ll be sharing that love some more. But for now, I’ve got to tell you about some other special people now in my life – my bloggy buddies. Although we live all over the country and the world, some have grown children and others have wee ones, some are single and some have been married for decades, older, younger, sugar-loving, clean-eating, vegan, gluten free, carnivorous, carb-loving – we all unite over a love of food (and sometimes crafts or DIY stuff) and a sense of community.
And though we are always sharing each others’ yumminess, asking technical questions, commiserating about bad lighting and photos site rejections, or uniting to take down photo and recipe stealers, these relationships often grow to become more, celebrating each others’ birthdays, weddings, and babies, congratulating accomplishments, sending condolences, and just being interested in the day-to-day. While I love connecting online, I am so excited that this year I’ll actually be meeting some of my friends in person!!
We also inspire each other. Take this recipe. I posted my brownie fail on Instagram. They weren’t inedible, they were just unbloggable. When I took them out of the oven, thinking they were done, they were totally runny in the middle. I realized this after they had cooled and I had hacked off on side of them. I popped them back in the oven in an effort to avoid salmonella, and slightly over baked them, making them more cake than fudgy. Luckily I have great and inspiring bloggy buddies – Heather suggested topping them with ice cream (brilliant!), and Lisa suggested stirring them into ice cream (genius!). And tot top it all off, I had pinned this Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream from Ashton, and remembered it because a few of us had an entire discussion about photo collages and sizes optimal for Pinterest based on this pin.
And so, this ice cream was born…
And speaking of the wonderful community of bloggers, I am so honored and excited that Jen from Jen’s Favorite Cookies asked me to join the Holiday Food Party. The group has some amazing ladies whom I have come to admire and respect for their recipes, photography, knowledge, and just for being awesome and supportive. Today we have all come up with some luscious and lovely Valentine’s Day goodies. I hope you’ll check out these 14 sweet treats for February 14th…
So whip up a batch of brownies (might I recommend these Flourless Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies for an extra dose of Nutella Cheesecake swirly goodness), whip some cream, and throw a batch of Nutella Brownie Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream in the freezer. While it freezes, work up your sweet tooth by visiting my friends and their amazing Valentine’s Day desserts…
1. Chocolate Dipped Sttrawberry Hi Hat Cupcakes (Gluten Free) from Pineapple and Coconut
2. Frosted Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies from Magnolia Days
3. White Chocolate Mousse with Frangelico from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
4. Chocolate Caramel Pretzel ‘n Chip Tart from Gotta Get Baked
5. White Chocolate Cherry Brownies from The Messy Baker
6. Chocolate Champagne Cupcakes from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
7. Sugar-Free Blueberry Yogurt Truffles from What Smells So Good
8. Strawberry Cheesecake Heart Pie from Hungry Couple NYC
9 Red Velvet Heart Sandwich Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
10. Chocolate Cannoli Cones from Created By Diane
11. Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed Cupcakes from Chocolate Moosey
12. Nutella Brownie Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
13. Valentines Smores Hearts from Kelly Bakes
14. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies from Roxana’s Home Baking
Seriously – no words! This ice cream is, like, beyond all ice cream. I mean, first, you don’t need to separate eggs and cook and churn and freeze. And it has swirls and chunks and ribbons of brownie gooeyness. Actually, ice cream is quite an awesome way to salvage some overbaked brownies, since they will absorb moisture and get all fudgy again. Then there’s Nutella. And the ice cream tastes like cheesecake. HELLOOOOO!
The hubby thought there might have been too much brownie in it. Is there really such thing? OK, if you agree with him, use less brownie. It’s cool. If he seriously has a problem with the level of brownie lusciousness, then I’ll just finish the rest of the container that is left in the freezer.
So for Valentine’s Day or the next time you overbake brownies, here ya go. Problem solved…
Do you have online friends? Have you met them in person?
- One 8 oz. bar of cream cheese (light or regular) softened
- One 14.5 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk (regular or fat free)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- One pint heavy cream, well chilled
- About half of a pan of prepared brownies, homemade or from a box mix (I highly suggest these Flourless Nutella Cheesecake Swirl Brownies, especially if you want to make this gluten free)
- About ⅓ cup Nutella
- Place a large glass or metal bowl in the refrigerator or freezer for whipping the cream.
- Using an electric mixer or whisk attachment, beat together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Set aside.
- In the chilled bowl, using an electric mixer or whisk, beat the heavy cream to soft peaks.
- Gently fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream.
- Crumble about half of the pan of brownies (more or less, as desired) into to cream mixture, top with small dollops of Nutella, and gently fold in to create brownie and Nutella swirls.
- Pour the mixture into a container that you can freeze and has an airtight lid, cover, and place in the freezer until frozen.
Want some more frozen goodness?
- Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream
- Chocolate & Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bars
- Homemade No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake
And how about some from my friends?
- Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Easy Ice Cream Pie from Alida’s Kitchen
- Nutella Crunch Ice Cream Cake from A Family Feast