This is an old post I wrote back when JIF rolled out their own line of chocolate hazelnut spread(with mocha!). Sadly, it is no more. I hope they bring it back, but until then you can make this recipe with any other brand of chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella).
Hazelnut Joy Ice Cream
Would you believe this rich, creamy, chocolate ice cream is made with only three ingredients? Okay, four if you count the fact I made one tiny addition. But "Hazelnut Joy Ice Cream" is comprised of JIF Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha Spread, Cream of Coconut, and half-and-half.
I found the recipe on JIF's website and had to see if mixing three simple ingredients would result in decent ice cream.
Good, But Sweet
The verdict, after combining the ingredients and throwing them in my much-loved yet falling apart ice cream maker, was that the ice cream was a little bit too sweet. As a remedy to that, I whipped 6 ounces of plain whipping cream, folded it into the ice cream maker, and let it churn for a few more minutes just to mix. The ice cream looked a lot like the soft serve photo in JIF's picture, but possibly a little softer. After the recommended 4 hours in the freezer, it was perfect.
Smooth and Creamy Texture
Another positive thing about this recipe was that after 24 hours in the freezer, the ice cream did not develop any graininess. It did get hard and it did need to sit for a few minutes before being scooped, but it still retained a creamy, smooth texture when softened.
JIF Hazelnut Joy Ice Cream
- ¾ cup heavy cream optional
- ⅔ cup chocolate hazelnut spread
- 15 oz cream of coconut, the kind used as a mixer (Coco Lopez)
- 2 cups half-and-half
- Beat ¾ cup of heavy cream until stiff peaks just start to form. Set aside.
- Beat chocolate hazelnut spread and cream of coconut in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in half-and-half. Beat until well blended, about 1 minute. Fold in whipped cream ⅓ cup at a time, taste testing for sweetness
- Scrape into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer instructions.
- Scrape into container. Cover and freeze for 4 hours.