I was a nanny after high school for a family that was from Canada and spoke fluent French. For breakfast every morning the kids would eat toast smothered with Nutella. That was my first introduction to Nutella. I remember thinking that the kids had it made. Chocolate for breakfast…now that’s the life.
I’m pretty sure the streets of heaven are lathered with Nutella. I can’t think of many things that are more decadent or enjoyable.
A couple of weeks ago I pleaded for your Nutella recipes on Facebook to save me from eating the whole jar by myself with a spoon. You guys hooked me up with a ton of recipes that I will spend the rest of my life trying. Since it’s National Ice Cream Day I thought I would share a…gelato recipe? Ok. It’s close to ice cream. Give me a break.
This gelato is simple, creamy, and delicious. Did you know that gelato has more milk and less cream than ice cream? I didn’t. It always seemed so much more rich that I assumed it would be the other way around.
After it softens a bit, it starts to look like your classic glossy gelato which is usually stored as a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream. I usually prefer my ice cream plain but with a sprinkle of nuts this was even better. You could definitely add any toppings into the gelato or on top to make it yours. I fed a house full of neighborhood boys this one afternoon and they were thrilled.