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When it comes to my other cravings (Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Chipotle and Smoothie King’s Angel Food smoothie), I rarely ever have the stuff on hand, and always have to make a special trip to take care of it. Fortunately, there was no need for that nonsense this time around. As it so happens, milk, ice cream and Nutella are among my most essential kitchen staples and I’m never without them. And just like that, I whipped up a delicious Nutella Milkshake that I had no choice but to share. Guys, I think I’ve found our new best friend.
Wrong. There’s Nutella Ice Cream, and this recipe for making it at home is so easy and tasty that you’d be silly not to join me in my Nutella brain freezes.
When Brian and I were in Princeton for the night a couple of weekends back, we made a point of stopping in The Bent Spoon for their famous artisan ice cream. We’d been warned about the permanent line out the door, but it took just one taste of their Lavender Mascarpone for us to understand the hype, which as it turns out isn’t hype at all. Our favorite was the Nutella Ice Cream and I’ve wanted to recreate it ever since and recreate it I did. No one’s lining up outside my apartment just yet, but I will say that my version comes pretty close. Here’s how I made it.
Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was unabashedly lazy and uneventful, and it was amazing. I even managed to fit in two naps. After a workweek that seemed like it would never end, the weekend was just what I needed.
Part of last week’s disorderliness was due to the cupcakes you see before you. As the resident baker, work birthdays can be quite the burden, but the pleasure I get from making something special for a special someone’s day exceeds the inconvenience of finding the time to do so. For now, anyway. Sometimes, the hardest part is figuring out what to bake, and in this case, with the birthday girl celebrating a 5 at the end of her new age and with a baby on the way, I knew it had to be something grand.
While “Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting” may be the title of this post, the unabridged name for these babies is “Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Cream Cream Frosting, Hazelnuts and Caramel.” With the birthday girl eating for two, and me baking for 24, the long, grandiose name seemed only fitting.
Believe me, I love crêpes as much as the next person, but when you think about it, they’re really just thin layers of batter most commonly wrapped around nutella, strawberries and banana slices. Does that sound delicious? Yes, of course. But how does it compare to the symphony that is warm, caramelized strawberries, bananas and nutella enclosed in a thick crunchy wrapper?
Yeah, I thought so.
If you follow this blog, and I hope you do, you’ll know that it’s been quite a while since I last posted a beverage recipe, and for that I’m truly sorry. This little drink series too easily falls to the wayside around here, but this is something that I hope to change. Part of that will mean finding simpler recipes to share, and today’s two-ingredient Nutella Hot Chocolate is the perfect manifestation of that new mantra. Plus, I figure this is my last shot to post a hot beverage until fall. I hope I’m right about that. I want spring to get here already.
With a heavy heart, I share today’s post, the final post in the #tbt series.* I’ve enjoyed these weekly walks down memory lane back to the time when I first got into blogging. Some pictures were better than others (especially better than this one here), but what they all have in common is a genuine love for baking. Some things never change.
Saving the best for last, I’m happy to share this Nutella cupcakes recipe. I thought I’d leave things on a high note, a highly exposed one too. Recipe after the jump.