Even in the fall you can crave cool and creamy desserts, like this underappreciated combo with the perfect amount of pumpkin spice. Whether you need a frozen treat or want to top a warm slice of pie, you’ll enjoy a scoop or three of Nutella Swirl Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream.
Nutella Swirl Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream
I love fall for many reasons. Watching the leaves start to change colors. Apple picking. A trip to the pumpkin patch. Cinnamon-y smells everywhere. Crisp, cool evenings, and even days that start to get mild and pleasant. College football on the weekends. Comfort food in the crockpot. Unusual fashion choices that are somehow acceptable because we are in this in-between zone of weather, so the comfort-factor overrides the awkwardness of the look.
Well, of course we know the Han Solo look – white button down shirts, puffy vests, black leggings, and Uggs. Not my personal choice, but somehow it’s socially acceptable for women to dress like the charmingly sarcastic rebel pilot from the classic 70’s sci-fi flick. While drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte, naturally.
But I’m talking more about when you start to break out some of your cozy fall favorites, but the possibility of a warm day here or there keeps you from packing away all of the summer stuff. So when you wake up in the morning and know it’s going to be a warm day, you put on shorts and a tank top, but pull on a hoodie sweatshirt that has been in hibernation for the past six months. Or you have on pants because your legs get cold, but you just aren’t ready to confine your feet to their sock and shoe prison so you slip on the flip flops. Sundress and sweater.
Come on, you know you’ve done it.
Here’s something else that’s perfect for when fall is starting to creep in, but the warm weather hasn’t yet said it’s official “good-bye”…
Nutella Swirl Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream takes my favorite summertime dessert (oh heck, it’s my favorite all year long) and adds everyone’s favorite fall flavors. Let me tell you, if you haven’t tried pumpkin, with its perfect match of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, along with chocolate, you don’t know what you are missing. I was a skeptic at first, but after making these chocolate chip pumpkin cheesecake pastries, I became a total convert. And take that chocolate and add hazelnut, like in these nutella pumpkin muffins or this flourless chocolate cake roll, and wow, that little nuttiness just pops with the flavor of the pumpkin and spices.
And of course no-churn ice cream is one of my favorite basic recipes to swirl and mix with all kinds of deliciousness. This one only takes six ingredients. Just blend together the sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin and spices, fold that into freshly whipped cream, and swirl in the Nutella. Then just see if you can wait the several hours it takes to freeze!
So put on your flip flops and sweat shirts and make this Nutella Swirl Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream. Then devour, because you can hide under big comfy sweaters for months before it’s time to break out the bathing suits again!
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Some things you might need…
- Place a large glass or metal bowl in the refrigerator or freezer for whipping the cream.
- In another bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth.
- In the chilled bowl, using an electric mixer or whisk, beat the heavy cream to soft peaks.
- Gently fold the pumpkin mixture into the whipped cream.
- Pour about half of the mixture into a container that you can freeze and has an airtight lid. Top with about half the Nutella and swirl with a knife or spatula. Repeat with the remainder of the cream mixture and Nutella.
- Cover, and place in the freezer until frozen.
Enjoy this Nutella Swirl Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream recipe!
Here’s some more cool and creamy autumn recipes…
- Pumpkin Pie Pudding
- Caramel Apple Swirl Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream
- Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
And a few from my friends…
- Apple Creme Brulee from The Gunny Sack
- Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie from RecipeGirl
- Caramel Apple Smoothie from Crazy for Crust