Nutella-Swirled Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese's-Style Chunks

The other day I was busy writing out my grocery list when I heard Charlotte say to Truman in a very grown-up voice, “No no Truman, you can’t have that.” And she pulled a large serrated knife out of his hands and gently set it out of reach.

Nutella-Swirled Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese's-Style Chunks

It’s a good thing someone is around to do the mothering when I’m writing out my grocery lists. For all my complaining lately about the fact that Charlotte is practically a teenager these days, at least I get the saving-my-baby-from-mortal-peril perks.

Nutella-Swirled Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese's-Style Chunks

Speaking of grocery lists, am I the only one who goes into a seeming trance when writing them out? Seriously, bombs could explode. Ryan Gosling could give that “Hey girl” look. Heroic toddlers could save babies from imminent death. I would still be trying to decide whether to categorize “pimientos” in the “canned veggie aisle” or the “pickles and olives aisle.”

Nutella-Swirled Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese's-Style Chunks

Today I’m guest posting this fake homemade ice cream over at The Kitchen Prep. And by fake I just mean it’s not really homemade. I bought vanilla ice cream at the store and swirled in some Nutella and homemade Reeses-like peanut butter chunks. Come check it out!

UPDATE! I’ve added the recipe below:


Nutella-Swirled Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese's-Style Chunks

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Nutella and homemade Reeses-peanut-butter-filling chunks swirled into store bought ice cream.


  • 1 quart good quality vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (half stick)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup Nutella


  • 1. Set out the ice cream for about 20-30 minutes to soften. When the ice cream is soft, scoop it into a mixing bowl.
  •  2. Meanwhile, in another bowl or stand mixer, (or use a spoon) beat together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and peanut butter. Combine until smooth. Stick the bowl in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes so that it firms up a little. 
  •  3. Use a 1/4 teaspoon or other small spoon to make little bite size chunks of peanut buttery goodness. You can either plop them right on top of the softened ice cream and throw it in the freezer for 10 minutes, or line them up on a wax-paper lined sheet pan. However you want to do it, freeze or refrigerate them for a bit so they hold their shape. (I didn’t add all of the peanut butter filling to the ice cream. Probably only a little more than half. I ate the rest, oops.)
  •  4. If you haven’t already, add the peanut butter balls to the softened ice cream. Add the 1/3 cup Nutella in small dollops, then use a spoon or knife to swirl it all together. Don’t mix, just swirl. 
  •  5. Transfer the ice cream to a tupperware or other ice cream container. Return the ice cream to the freezer until completely frozen, a couple hours at least. 


Note: I only used a little more than half of the peanut butter mixture for this recipe. Add as much or as little as you want.
Source: Reese’s peanut butter filling adapted from Real Housemoms


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1193kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 952mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 103g | Vitamin A: 1788IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 492mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 1193
Keyword: chunks, ice cream, nutella, Reese's, swirled, Vanilla
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Nutella-Swirled Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese's-Style Chunks

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  1. Oh goodness, this ice cream is amazing! Totally now on my top list of ice cream to make…. will probably end up having to make it twice because I ate the first one too quick!

  2. I zone out when I write out my grocery list too but yay, so glad Charlotte was there to step in. I have been feeling really lazy to pull out my ice cream maker this summer so using storebought ice cream sounds perfect! Love all the add-ins!

  3. Lol, “fake homemade ice cream.” That’s got to be the best thing ever. Screw spending all that time churning out your own. I’d waaaaaaay rather buy a giant bucket of good ice cream and add chunks of candy, ribbons of caramel and rivers of chocolate in myself. These photos are amazing. I may or may not have licked my screen frantically in the hopes that some of this would have ended up in my mouth instead of all the dust ‘n bacteria. As for your son with the knife – I had zero parental supervision as a kid so I injured myself in all kinds of ways. Jumping on a nail on a rotted board, falling down the stairs, snipping my finger with scissors, trying to slice my sister’s pan of rock hard Rice Krispies squares with a knife and instead, sliding my entire hand down the blade. I’m still alive so I’m sure your kids will be fine, especially with Charlotte’s keen eye!

  4. I categorize my grocery list, too! I love that I’m not the only one! It totally makes life simpler when you’re at the store. I just wish that every store was the same. I feel like I need separate grocery list organizing styles for each specific grocery store! Anyway, could a combination of flavors be more perfect for this ice cream! Love it! P.S. Loving the nail polish. ;)

  5. Grocery lists require concentration and intense brain use. I’m always in my own little world when I write my lists. Hey, that’s why you have two kids, right? Pinning!

  6. That’s my kind of ice cream recipe!! Seriously. I always forget to put the ice cream maker bowl in the freezer at least 24 hours in advance, so I have to end up making it in a square baking pan and baby-sitting it by stirring every 30-60 minutes to avoid big ice chunks. I get a headache just typing that out! And you must be an awesome mom that your daughter already knows to take away the knife from your son. Hooray for smart kids!

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