Homemade Hazelnut Ice Cream (No Machine)

I finally braved myself and made homemade ice cream! This Hazelnut Ice Cream turned out so delicious, I doubt that I’ll be buying much ice cream anymore.

ID disclosure

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I’ve been circling the idea of making my own ice cream for the longest time. Not to even mention that my husband and son asks for it all the time. The hints aren’t so subtle either…

Hubby would walk up to the freezer, open the door and say: “Hmmm, still no ice cream?”

Me: “No, no ice cream, why don’t you buy some if you want it so bad?”

Him: “Nah, can’t you make some? You can make anything!”
(Yes, it is his way of sucking up.)

Honestly, I was always under impression that I had to have ice cream machine in order to make ice cream. I thought so until my dear friend Dorothy from Crazy for Crust share a collection of homemade ice cream recipes that didn’t require a machine! Now, the ice cream was calling my name!

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I’ve read a few recipes for making ice cream and it seems to have the same basic steps and so easy. I had some of my favorite International Delight creamer in the fridge, that I wasn’t using fast enough. I happened to get the big bottle and there is only so much I can put in my coffee.

I already shared my idea for using Almond Joy (my absolute favorite) ID when I shared my Almond Joy Cheesecake. Today, I’m sharing the Homemade Hazelnut Ice Cream using Hazelnut ID (my close-second favorite.) You should share your ID at “What’s Your ID” website!

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I can’t oversell this ice cream, using the rich Hazelnut International Delight creamer, enough! It may have been a sugar free creamer but the flavor was full and rich. The hazelnut clearly stood out and it was so smooth!


Homemade Hazelnut Ice Cream
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of Hazelnut International Delight
  • 12 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • Toasted, chopped hazelnuts for topping
  1. Place your metal bowl from the electric mixer and the whisk attachment (or a regular metal bowl and the beaters) in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Make sure that the heavy whipping cream and ID creamer are both cold, straight from the fridge.
  3. Add the heavy whipping cream and hazelnut creamer into the cold mixing bowl. Starting at low speed, start whisking, gradually raise to speed to high. Beat until stiff peaks appear (don't walk away far so you don't over-mix.)
  4. Using a rubber spatula, very slowly pour in the sweetened condensed milk while folding the whipped mixture. Keep folding, carefully, the condensed milk into the whipped mixture, making figure 8, just until there are no more streaks and the mixture is smooth.
  5. Carefully, transfer the mixture into a large, airtight container. (I used a large, airtight tupperware and sealed it with saran wrap, just in case.)
  6. Freeze for at least 5-6 hours, depending on the container.
  7. Top off with some chopped hazelnuts when serving!
Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com

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  1. says

    What a great idea to use the creamer! I know your boys are happy you decided to make this. That little guy is totally into ice cream!

  2. says

    Oh my goodness this is awesome! I don’t have an ice-cream maker either, and so haven’t gotten into making any, but this is a great way to do it!!!! Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely give this a try at some point this summer!!! :)

  3. Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling says

    I am such a fan of this easy, delicious sounding recipe! I officially NEED to make homemade ice cream. End of story.

  4. says

    Genius Idea! I am putting together a round-up of great frozen treats, and I’d love to include this. If it’s cool with you, I’ll just grab one of your pictures and give you a link back–I would never take part of your recipe/tutorial. If this isn’t okay with you, just let me know. you can email me at nancy(dot)verly(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!

  5. says

    I don’t need an ice cream machine? Will this method work with any ice cream recipe do you think? You may be my new favorite friend :). Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

    • lyuba says

      Hi, Adelina! Nope, no ice cream machine needed :)
      There are many different flavors you can make. You can click on that link in my post that directs you to Dorothy’s site and she has a post about 25 no-machine ice cream recipes. You can get more ideas there :)


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