Homemade Nutella Coffee Ice Cream



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If you love Nutella and coffee, this Nutella coffee ice cream recipe is like a dream come true! With a creamy, coffee flavor and topped with chocolatey Nutella swirls, this homemade coffee ice cream tastes simply divine.

And to seal the deal, this recipe for coffee ice cream is quick and easy to prepare, with no eggs or cooking required. Let’s make ice cream!

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Why You’ll Love This Nutella Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Making homemade ice cream can seem daunting as many recipes are pretty complicated. Which is why I wanted to share this coffee and Nutella ice cream recipe as it really is so easy to make at home. Perfect for beginners and experienced DIY ice cream makers alike!

The main reason this coffee dessert recipe is so simple is because it’s a no cook coffee ice cream recipe. It doesn’t contain eggs so no cooking is required before freezing.

Another reason I love this homemade coffee flavored ice cream recipe is because all the ingredients are churned together in one stage. This makes it so quick and easy to prepare.

And the last reason? Well the combination of chocolate hazelnut spread and strong coffee (and a few other surprise ingredients) is such a perfect pairing. It’s one of my favourite coffee ice cream flavor combinations.

If you love hazelnut coffee recipes, try my Nutella frappe or a Frangelico espresso martini or one of these divine Nutella recipes.

nutella coffee ice cream made with ice cream maker in bowl top view.

Equipment Needed

You will need an ice cream maker for this DIY coffee ice cream recipe. It doesn’t matter which brand and model you use, but the recipe does require churning.

I use brewed coffee in this recipe – so ideally you have a coffee maker at home. But don’t worry if you don’t – I mention suitable substitutions below.

You’ll also need a freezer-safe container to store the ice cream – but any cake tin and most plastic containers are suitable. If you plan to store it for days or weeks, a freezer-safe container with a lid is best.

Other than that, no special equipment is required as the ingredients for this simple coffee ice cream recipe are combined in the ice cream maker together.

See the coffee makers I recommend to make cafe-quality drinks at home.

Coffee Flavored Ice Cream Ingredients

You’ll need just a handful of ingredients to make this delicious homemade ice cream. The specific quantities and steps are listed in the recipe card below, so here I just want to touch on each of the ingredients that make it so unique!

  • Vanilla yogurt: Use full fat vanilla yogurt for the best flavor.
  • Chocolate milk: Any brand of chocolate milk works or make it at home with milk and chocolate syrup.
  • Heavy cream
  • Coffee: Use espresso or strong brewed coffee for a good coffee flavor.
  • Marshmallow Fluff: A sweet marshmallow cream, this gives us lovely fluffy swirls of sweetness.
  • Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread


Vanilla Yogurt: You can use Greek yogurt instead of vanilla, but you’ll need to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture to obtain the lovely vanilla flavor.

Coffee: If you don’t have a coffee maker, you can use instant coffee instead. Simply dissolve 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules in a 1/4 cup of warm water and stir until combined.

Process shot of coffee ice cream with nutella swirl in tin.

How To Make Coffee Ice Cream With Nutella At Home

Here’s a quick overview of how to make coffee icecream. For the full recipe and ingredient list, scroll down to the printable recipe card.

Step 1: Freeze The Ice Cream Barrel. This step depends on your make and model of ice cream maker.

  • If your ice cream maker barrel needs to be pre-frozen, pop it in the freezer overnight.
  • Or if your ice cream maker does not need to be pre-frozen, move straight to the next step!

Step 2: Prepare The Ice Cream Mixture. Once your ice cream barrel is ready and running, place all ingredients except the Nutella hazelnut spread into the ice cream maker.

Churn for 20-25 minutes, or follow your manufacturer instructions for churn time.

Step 3: Soften The Nutella. When your churning is nearly complete, place the Nutella in a microwave proof bowl.

Heat for 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until it is soft with a pouring consistency. DO NOT OVERHEAT or the Nutella will separate.

Step 4: Pour And Drizzle. Pour the eggless coffee ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe container and drizzle all over with the soft Nutella spread.

Place the ice cream in the freezer for 2-3 hours until completely frozen and firm.

Serve and enjoy!

easy homemade nutella coffee ice cream made with no eggs with wafer in bowl.

Recipe Tips For Success

For the best tasting coffee hazelnut ice cream,

  • Strong coffee: You need to use espresso or strong brewed coffee for the coffee flavor to shine.
  • Melt Nutella gently: You will only need 10-20 seconds to melt the Nutella to a pouring consistency. Any more and it may separate.

What To Serve With Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee and Nutella homemade ice cream is pretty delicious served on its own, but here are some other ideas for what to serve with coffee ice cream at home:

  • Pop a few wafers on top if serving in a bowl, or serve the ice cream in a waffle cone.
  • A drizzle of chocolate syrup is always a good idea!
  • Even a sprinkle of chocolate chips would be fun.
small bowl of coffee flavored ice cream with nutella.

How To Store Coffee Nutella Ice Cream

For any left over ice cream, store in the freezer in a sealed freezer safe container for up to two weeks.

Hazelnut Coffee Ice Cream Recipe FAQs

Does Coffee Ice Cream Contain Caffeine?

Yes, most coffee ice cream recipes that contain coffee as an ingredient, will contain caffeine. If the recipe uses decaffeinated coffee or a coffee flavored syrup it is unlikely to contain caffeine.

My hazelnut coffee homemade ice cream recipe contains caffeine as it uses espresso or strong brewed coffee.

Can I Make Coffee Ice Cream With Instant Coffee?

Yes, you can make coffee ice cream with instant coffee. Simply use 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules diluted in warm water instead of espresso.

ice cream with nutella and coffee in tray.

More Coffee Dessert Recipes

If you enjoyed my coffee and Nutella swirl ice cream recipe, here are a few more coffee dessert ideas:

Find more coffee dessert recipes or browse all my coffee recipes.

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Nutella Coffee Ice Cream

This homemade Nutella coffee ice cream recipe is so easy to make at home. With a sweet and creamy taste and no eggs, this coffee flavored ice cream with Nutella swirl is a delicious coffee dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8 serves
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup espresso or strong coffee
  • ¼ cup marshmallow fluff note 1
  • ½ cup Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread


  • Pop the ice cream barrel in the freezer the night before to freeze (if required – note 2).
  • Place all ingredients except the Nutella hazelnut spread into the ice cream maker and churn for 20-25 minutes, or according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Pour the coffee flavored ice cream into a freezer safe container.
  • Place the Nutella in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 10-20 seconds until softened to a pouring consistency (note 3).
  • Drizzle the Nutella spread over the ice cream and place tray in the freezer and freeze for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  1. Marshmallow fluff is a spreadable marshmallow cream you can find at the supermarket or online. 
  2. Follow the manufacturer instructions to prepare your ice cream maker barrel. Some require pre-freezing, others don’t.
  3. Gently heat the Nutella to a pouring consistency in 10 second increments. Do not overheat or it can burn and/or separate.
  4. Ice cream will keep in the freezer for 2 weeks, if it lasts that long!
  5. 1 serve is equal to 1/2 cup of ice cream. 


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Rachel Rodda
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!

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