Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

Inspired by Ferrero Rocher chocolates I made this chocolate hazelnut ice cream. It is so good that I had to stop myself from eating the entire tub in one go.

Baked Alaska With Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream, Custard Sponge And Italian Meringue
Baked Alaska With Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream, Custard Sponge And Italian Meringue
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Shopping for me is usually a daily occurrence. This is a habit I picked up when in Europe. When we are overseas we start off with a bulk shop of the pantry ingredients we need. And then every day we go and buy what we will eat for lunch and dinner. At home I buy the vegetables we need for that night and anything else I have run out of. On a Friday I tend to buy everything I need for the weekend’s baking and cooking. This is when I do my recipe testing for the blog. As I post two recipes a week I aim to make three over the weekend so that I can get ahead. That way when we are away I have blog posts to share. Last Friday I had 500mls cream on my shopping list.

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I came home with the two containers and the following day I set about making the recipe I had planned. And on reading it again I saw it only called for 50mls cream, which I had! I really did not want to waste the cream, freeze it or make butter. I sent a friend a message about what I had done and she suggested that I make ice cream. It really seemed like the best use of the cream and perfect for the heatwave of summer. What would you have made instead and have you ever misread a recipe like I did?

Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

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Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

This ice cream is a play on ferrero rocher chocolates
Recipe Category: Dessert
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


For the condensed milk

  • 500 mls milk
  • 200 g fructose
  • 1.25 mls bicarbonate of soda

For the ice cream

  • 200 g raw hazelnuts, lightly toasted, divided
  • 500 mls whipping cream
  • 10 mls vanilla extract
  • 45 g cocoa powder


For the condensed milk

  • Place the milk and fructose into a sauce pan
  • Bring to the boil and immediately reduce the temperature
  • Leave on a low temperature setting to reduce, stirring occasionally
  • It should take about an hour to thicken
  • As soon as it thickens, take off the heat
  • Stir in the bicarbonate of soda

For the ice cream

  • Weigh out 395g condensed milk into a stand mixing bowl *
  • Pour in the cream, vanilla and cocoa and whisk until soft peaks form
  • Place 100g of the hazelnuts into a blender
  • Blitz until a paste forms (make it as smooth as possible)
  • Add to the ice cream base and whisk to combine
  • Roughly chop the balance of the nuts and add ¾ to the ice cream
  • Fold gently to combine then pour the ice cream into a freezer proof container
  • Scatter the balance of the nuts on top and cover with a lid
  • Place into the freezer for at least 4 hours to set
  • Remove from the freezer and allow to soften before serving


* or use store bought if you prefer
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime April 10:

My parents were meant to arrive today to spend the long weekend with us. But we are in lockdown and they cannot visit. Wishing those that celebrate, a happy Easter.

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14 thoughts on “Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

  1. Chocolate and hazelnut is a favorite with a lot of people — I guess Nutella is proof! And Baci from Perugina, as well as Ferrero-Rocher.

    While I like hazelnut and chocolate flavors separately, I guess I’m eccentric because I don’t like the combination in the various Italian candies or in Nutella. But I’d love some ice cream right now: since we aren’t going to stores, we don’t have any (though I can’t complain about our food supplies during lockdown so far.)

    be well and enjoy whichever holiday you celebrate… mae at

  2. I sure wish I could indulge in this ice cream. Chocolate hazelnut is just about my favorite flavor combination! That baked Alaska looks pretty amazing!

  3. We usually shop weekly, Tandy. We are still doing that although I have bought in some staples in case we can’t go out if this virus gets bad in Joburg. We have Michael and my mom to protect.

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