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This Coffee Nutella Swirl Ice Cream is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot day! Made without an ice cream machine, it’s infused with coffee and swirled with Nutella!

coffee ice cream with nutella in ice cream scoop on cutting board

Seriously, why is it so hard for kids to take a shower or bath? Is being under hot water really torture? Is being dirty and smelly enjoyable?

Here is an episode we had last night:

Me: Time for a shower!

Jordan: Can I do a wash up?

Me: Nope! Take a shower. And wash, okay?

Jordan (pouting): Fiiiiiiine.

[Shower runs. Less than 5 minutes later she’s downstairs in PJs.]

Me: Did you even wash? That wasn’t long enough.

Jordan: Yes

[I go up and check the soap, the telltale sign she’s lying.]

Me: The soap is dry. You didn’t wash. Go back and take another shower.

Jordan: Can I take a wash up?

[My head explodes.]

coffee ice cream with nutella in bowls on cutting board

I mean really. It’s not like bathing isn’t fun. I look forward to my shower every day and my bath every night.

{Yes, I am that person. I take a bath at night and read and unplug, except for when I don’t and check Facebook on my Kindle. FYI: Gallon sized bags make your Kindle splashproof.}

I look forward to bathing as much as I look forward to coffee. And we all know how much I love my coffee!

Awhile back I got a request on Facebook for coffee ice cream. Well, of course, I said to myself. Then I can have ice cream for breakfast.

This ice cream is “easy” meaning there is no machine needed. I have an ice cream machine. It’s been in the freezer for 2.5 years, since I first discovered the easy, no churn ice cream method.

Sweetened condensed milk + Cool Whip = ice cream. Even better, I use fat-free versions of both. {You can use whipped cream in place of Cool Whip, I’m just too lazy to actually whip cream and clean the bowls.}

This version adds very strong coffee to the mixture. I brewed some instant in a small amount of water. I always have those Via packs on hand for coffee emergencies. Or, you know, when I travel. Because everyone travels with coffee, splenda, and creamer packets, right?

Then, well. Nutella. I swirled it through before freezing. It creates a thick fudgy ribbon of amazingness throughout the ice cream.

I love this flavor of easy ice cream! You’ll love it too.

More than Jordan loves showering, but less than she loves lying to me, I’ll bet. 😉

coffee ice cream with nutella in ice cream scoop on cutting board

Coffee Nutella Swirl Ice Cream Recipe

4.50 from 2 votes
Coffee Ice Cream with nutella - easy ice cream made without an ice cream machine!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 packet instant coffee (3g)
  • ¼ cup (59ml) hot water
  • 2 cups (474ml) cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup (148g) Nutella


  • Mix instant coffee into ¼ cup hot water. Stir and let sit to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Stir coffee mixture and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. Fold in whipped cream carefully so as not to break your whipped cream.
  • Place Nutella in a small bowl and microwave for 20 seconds to thin it out. Pour slowly into ice cream mixture while folding. You don’t want to completely mix it in, you just want rivers of it flowing through the ice cream.
  • Place in a freezer safe bowl or container. I drizzled a bit more Nutella over the top.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight until it becomes ice cream consistency.

Recipe Notes

  • I use Starbucks Via packets for the coffee, but you can use about 1/2 tablespoon from a jar if that's what you have.
  • You can use regular or fat-free sweetened condensed milk.
  • If you want to make this a low fat ice cream, omit the heavy cream and fold in 2 containers (16 total ounces or 8 ounces each) fat free Cool Whip.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on May 15, 2020

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  1. Thanks for the delicious recipe! We loved the coffee flavour and the kids absolutely loved the addition of nutella. So simple and easy to make too!