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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

Coffee Nutella Swirl Ice Cream

4.5 from 2 votes
Coffee Nutella Swirl Ice Cream - easy ice cream made without an ice cream machine!


  • 1 packet instant coffee I use Starbucks Via or about 1/2 tablespoon from a jar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 can 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (I use fat-free)
  • 12 ounces about 1 1/2 tubs Cool Whip (I use fat-free)*
  • 1/2 cup Nutella


  • Mix instant coffee into 1/4 cup hot water. Stir and let sit to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Stir coffee mixture and sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. (I like using a large Tupperware bowl, so it can be frozen in the same bowl.) Fold in Cool Whip.
  • Place Nutella in a small bowl and microwave for 20 seconds to thin it out. Pour slowly into ice cream mixture while folding. You donโ€™t want to completely mix it in, you just want rivers of it flowing through the ice cream.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight until it becomes ice cream consistency.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Last Updated on May 15, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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    1. Yes! I leave it on the counter for a few hours, or in the fridge overnight before making the recipe. (Sorry for my delay in replying, I’ve been out of town!)

  1. I tried this last week, and it was so good that my family requested me to make it again. I am going to do just that and will try another ice cream recipe from your list. Thanks Dorothy!

  2. Hi,
    I tried it , the result was perfect , thanks for easiest recipe. My family loved it so much.

  3. Haha, I completely understand the shower ordeal, and I just DON’T GET IT EITHER! I love my hot shower. Kids are just strange little creatures sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰ And this ice cream-swoon worthy!!

  4. It’s like you knew my coffee-loving mom needed a sweet treat this weekend–this will be the perfect surprise. I may have to sub hot fudge swirls and I’m thinking of adding some nuts, but this is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Lol. I’m an adult and I’m that way about brushing my teeth. I’ve always hated doing it. Usually because I’m so tired and lazy at the end of the night that I can’t bare spending five minutes on my feet taking care of my dental hygiene. I’ve been holding off on buying an ice cream machine cause I have zero storage space in my apartment so I was ecstatic to discovery this easy two-ingredient version. Coffee and nutella is a fab combo, Dorothy! Your ice cream looks amazing (I may or may not be licking my screen right now).

  6. You had me at Nutella. And then with the condensed milk + cool whip trick? I’m seriously contemplating running — no, sprinting — to the store so I can do this myself! (Unless you still have some lying around in your freezer?… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )