So. I’m a pretty big fan of Nigella Lawson.
There’s something strangely entertaining about watching her cooking programs.
I don’t know how she does it, the way she rolls all those adjectives off her tongue, or all that finger-licking while keeping a straight face. It can’t be easy. Heck, it isn’t easy (as I fast learnt when attempting to film a baking video of my own).
So I admire her. She makes cooking appealing. She makes baking appealing. She makes it sexy. And she makes you want to sit in her kitchen with her and lick those beaters.
After I made her ridiculously amazing, easy and delicious Nutella cheesecake (seriously, you need to make that. It will change your life) a few months ago, I became a big fan of not just her show, but her recipes too.
And this ice cream is a clear example of why.
It has all of five ingredients, is a one-bowl affair, and takes all of 5 minutes to make.
There’s no custard base, you don’t need to turn on the stove, there’s nothing that needs churning, or stirring every half hour.
This is actually the easiest ice cream you will ever make.
And it’s pretty damn delicious, too. It’s creamy, strong on the coffee and has a little kick. Perfect for a hot summer’s day.
- 300ml double cream
- 175g condensed milk
- 2 tbsp instant espresso powder
- 2 tbsp hazelnut liqueur
- ¼ cup roasted hazelnuts, finely chopped
- Using a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whisk all ingredients together until soft peaks form.
- Pour into a 1 litre airtight container. Top with roasted hazelnuts.
- Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. Serves 8.
- Happy baking!
Adapted from Nigelissima.