This No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat to serve at your next family gathering!


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When our St. Louis cousins come to town, we try to drop everything and put on a big party! For years when we’ve visited our family in the Midwest, this is what they’ve done for us.

The different thing about this gathering was trying a unique twist on the homemade ice cream, to see if anyone noticed.

Friesen Family & No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

In the past, we’ve pulled out the giant freezer, purchased the ice and rock salt, and got it churning a few hours before company arrived. Although I do love that type of ice cream, I didn’t want to deal with the mess this time. I wanted to enjoy my family and not be babysitting the large freezer.

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

Set the table.

Mother Nature provides the perfect backdrop for al fresco entertaining – you just have to add a few touches of color.

We set the tables (2 pushed together) with 2 basic tablecloths (from Target), and I added beautiful hydrangeas in Mason jars.

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

Mason jars are endlessly versatile for outdoor summer gatherings. You can use large jars to hold silverware and napkins, when serving buffet-style. The small jars are perfect for a beautiful table arrangement, because they are not too tall.

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

I matched some paper napkins with the jars, and we had the theme of the party!

MacKenzie-Childs chargers and white Dollar Store plates.

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

Everyone had a seat assignment–kids on one end, adults on the other.

Friesen Family & No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

Relaxing and enjoying the outdoor space; when the sun went down, the fun didn’t stop.

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream.

We sat together under the patio and enjoyed dessert. Texas Sheet Cake and 2 kinds of homemade ice cream. Vanilla (link) and Nutella!

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

Guess which one was the most popular? You’ve got it … Nutella.

You whip the cream. Add the sweetened condensed milk + vanilla.

Stir in the Nutella.

Mix all together and freeze.

Easiest ice cream – ever!

I was happy to not be a slave to my ice cream maker at this party. Everything was made ahead of time, and I was able to enjoy, kick back, mingle, and take in all the fun.

We usually only get to see our cousins once a year, if that, so you can imagine the laughter, hugs, and catching up that took place.

What is your favorite family entertaining memory so far this summer?

Nutella Ice Cream

No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream
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No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream

Freeze in the loaf pan, covered, for up to 1 week.
Yield: 6 -8
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  • 1 can, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together condensed milk, and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream on high until stiff peaks form, 3 minutes.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into condensed milk mixture; lightly mix together with a spatula. Add the Nutella. Mix gently together and pour into a loaf pan. Freeze until firm, for approximately 6 hours.
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