Instant Skinny Hazelnut Latte Ice Cream

Instant Skinny Hazelnut Nutella Latte Coffee Ice Cream
Eight years ago this week, I met my hunk (are you reading this dear?) of a husband. Firstly, how the heck can we possibly be that old? Secondly, how did we get past that first date?

We met in a bar at 6pm on a Thursday. I thought I was on to a winner as if he was a total loser I’d be able to get away and home in time for Hollyoaks (who was the loser?) But he kind of wasn’t. Oh apart from he didn’t suggest we have dinner, just got me hideously drunk. He answered his phone during the date, so rude. He almost fell asleep in the super hip bar we ended up in and then made an utterly inappropriate pass at me (now a legendary dinner party tale among our friends).
Somehow though, he literally made me weak at the knees. He’s the only thing that’s ever made me so excited I couldn’t eat. That was when I knew it was serious.

As you’ll know if you’re a regular here, I worship at the alter of food. He, on the other hand, loves rugby, ale, watching old cowboy films and has no interest in what goes on in the kitchen. Apart from two things; there must always be excellent coffee and plenty of ice cream in the house. So Barnsey, this one’s for you..

Coffee Nutella Instant Ice Cream
Our Nespresso machine was a wedding gift 6 years ago and still going strong. As you might know if you have one, for the first time lots of other companies are now producing pods for the machines, rather than just Nespresso themselves.

In this recipe I’ve used my favourite new pod, Cafépod Espresso Intense. Rich, dark and smooth, this is the best home coffee I’ve had in a long time. The price works out about the same as Nespresso brand pods, but being able to buy them from some supermarkets (rather than mail order) is super convenient.

Nutella Instant Ice Cream
If you haven’t tried instant, frozen fruit ice cream, where have you been? Not spending hours trawling Pinterest? Oh right, just me then.. Well, it’s all over the internet and rightly so, it’s life changing. Low calorie, packed with healthy stuff and super quick. Oh, leave out the Nutella and it’s vegan too.

It works best in a food processor, but you can try with a hand blender. Word of warning, I did once blow up a hand blender making this. Totally worth it though..

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Instant Skinny Hazelnut Latte Ice Cream
Serves: 2
  • 3 Bananas, peeled, sliced and well frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon of Nutella
  • 1 Shot of Espresso (about 40ml), chilled (or you can use instant coffee made up)
  • A handful of roasted hazelnuts to serve
  1. Pop your frozen bananas, nutella and cold espresso into a food processor and blitz until very smooth. It will be the consistency of Mr Whippy ice cream.
  2. Eat as it is or pop into the freezer for 30 minutes - 1 hour to firm up a little.



Been inspired to try instant ice cream? Here’s some more ideas.. Eggy Bread Stars with Berry Sorbet from Katie at Feeding Boys – Food Processor Banana Ice Cream from Helen at Fuss Free Flavours – Rose and Summer Berries Skinnifreddo from Kellie at Food to Glow – No Churn Dairy Free Vegan Raspberry Ice Cream from Sarah at Maison Cupcake – Breakfast Sundae from Helen at Fuss Free Flavours

How was your first date with your spouse? Did you drink coffee or gin or both?! And just to clarify, this recipe makes it acceptable to eat ice cream for breakfast, right?

Sarah x

(I was sent a selection of CaféPod products to review, but always my opinion is truthful.)

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  1. says

    Loving this recipe… instant blender ice cream is just pure genius. It changed my world when I discovered you could make ice cream in a matter of minutes. And as it’s fruit based I think it’s perfect breakfast food!!! I’m always freezing chunks of banana that’s just on the turn so I can whizz it up later. I’m going to give your recipe a try as i’m such a coffee and nutella fiend!!!!

    Have to admit I giggled hearing your first date story Sarah… I met my husband at a party in a club/bar and I spent most of the evening trying to shake him off!! 14 years later and I still can’t get rid of him 😉
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  2. says

    Oh that looks SO good, with my new found love of iced cofee I must try something similar.

    My first date with my husband came around 12 months after I’d first met him and we’d had numerous evenings out with a bigger group of friends first. I recall on the first time we were left to our own devices that we went to a Wetherspoons pub in Wardour Street, Soho. Which in the mid nineties was about as glamorous as recent graduates got!
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  3. says

    This looks amazing and I know my daughter would love this in particular as even though she’s just 10 she loves the flavour or coffee in puddings and cakes: + she loves Nutella. On my to do list:-)

  4. says

    I love the idea of this but can’t eat bananas so I’m rather stuck! I’ll have to spend a few hours on Pinterest investigating other flavours.

    I met my other half on a night out at a dodgy 80’s themed club with a flashing dancefloor. We barely spoke but I gave him my number as he seemed harmless. The next day he text me and I had the vague recollection of someone very tall and possibly ginger. That was all I had to go on when I met him again for a drink but I’ve never looked back 10yrs on.
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