Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sweetest things...World Nutella Day

Some of the best things in life... the most fun, the craziest thing, the most beautiful, the sweetest things in life are so special.

 Like a...
a beautiful walk

day on the beach
stormy day
a special day
a beautiful sunset

All sweet things...but if you want sweet, if you want creamy, if you want delicious, if you want sensational... check this out. Creamy strawberry ice cream with a nutella swirl. This strawberry ice cream is just perfect. The strawberry ice cream is bright, fresh and very creamy. The strawberry flavor is so amazing and it is first flavor you get, but as the nutella warms in your mouth, it mingles with the strawberry. It is awesome!!!

Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream with Nutella Swirl:

Adapted from David Leboivitz
1lb frozen strawberries, defrosted
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup nutella, warmed slightly

Place your ice cream maker in the freezer for 24 hours.
Toss together the defrosted strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Let it sit out for 45-60 minutes. Using a food processor, blend the strawberry mixture with the cream. Process until very smooth. Pour the strawberry  mixture through a fine-mesh-strainer to remove the seeds. I wanted really smooth and seed free ice cream, so I washed out the strainer and poured the strawberry mixture through again.   Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Pour strawberry mixture into ice cream maker and turn it on.  Fill a bowl with hot water and place nutella(plastic bottle only), cap off, into the hot water. Stir nutella every few minutes.  After 10-15 minutes, my ice cream was nearly done, stop the machine and swirl a teaspoon of warm nutella on top of the sorbet. Turn on the ice cream maker and after a minute, turn it off. Continue this process until all of the nutella is swirled into the strawberry ice cream. Turn on the ice cream maker  and continue until the ice cream is finished. Freeze the ice cream for 1-3 hours before serving. This will keep for 1-2 weeks. 

Although it wasn't needed. I topped my ice cream with hot fudge! 

Dessert Wars

This recipe was totally inspiered by my true love of nutella and strawberries. But I joined Dessert Wars and their new monthly dessert challenge happend to be "Go Nuts Using Nutella"
The Nutella prize package includes:

-Whisk and cupcake necklace from Moon & Star Designs

-The Smartshopper Electronic Grocery List Organizer

-Beanilla Sampler Pack of Vanilla Beans

-Lenox Personalized Musical Cupcake

-1,000 ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes

-Endless Vanilla and Cinnamon Extract

-Unlimited Layers: A Recipe for Turning Your Passion into Profits

-$50 Gift Certificate to Theme Kitchen

-$50 Coupon Redeemable for Organic Valley Products

-$50 Coupon Redeemable for Organic Prairie Products


  1. Holy Cow. That hot fudge sauce must send this completely over the edge! I would hang on tight and be carried away... YUM!

  2. Strawberry and Nutella is a lovely combo! What a scrumptious treat. Thanks for sending it to Dessert Wars!

  3. Oh wow!!! I think you just took the awesomeness of nutella and multiplied it by ten! What a creative entry!!! Good Luck in the contest!


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