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Salted Nutella Fudge Brownie Gelato

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5 from 10 votes

Rich, creamy Nutella gelato loaded with chunks of fudgy brownie bites and a hint of sea salt!

Salted Nutella Fudge Brownie Gelato

Everyone's making all these fabulous strawberry recipes, eye-popping blueberry recipes, and beautiful fruity drinks… and then here I am, making a salted Nutella fudge brownie gelato.

The heart wants what the heart wants, you guys.

Salted Nutella Fudge Brownie Gelato

Truth be told, this recipe came about because I had a couple Vermont Brownie Company Walnut Chunk brownies in the pantry that I wanted to use in a recipe of some sort, instead of just inhaling them while sitting on the couch. 

I just chopped 'em up and tossed them in at the end of the churning cycle to give this gelato more dimension and an extra chocolatey nutty bite. I just freaking love add ins.

.. and also some chopped chocolate.


The dog wanted to eat it help, and didn't really understand “No, chocolate's bad for you”, “Don't lick that bowl” or “Stop trying to eat the damn gelato”.

Salted Nutella Fudge Brownie Gelato photobombed by dog

How this gelato differs from ice cream

Since this is gelato, it's not as thick and fluffy as ice cream when you our it into your container. It's about half the volume of a normal churned ice cream recipe, so just keep that in mind when you're planning how many servings this might actually last you.

For me? Probably three. Maybe four.

But then again, “serving sizes” sort of mean nothing to me.

Salted Nutella Fudge Brownie Gelato

Soft right from the freezer

One of the nice things about this is that you don't need to worry about needing to let it sit out for a bit so that it softens a bit before you dig in – it's ready and rarin' to go straight out of the freezer.

Salted Nutella Fudge Brownie Gelato

What kind of brownies should I use?

Use whatever you'd like! If you have pre-made brownies lying around, chop up one or two of them (depending on the size). If you've got a bakery style, gigantic monster of a brownie, one is probably all you'll need.

You can also make a batch of homemade fugdy brownies and sacrifice a couple to the cause of this gelato.

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Salted Nutella Fudge Brownie Gelato

5 from 10 votes
Rich, creamy gelato loaded with Nutella flavor, chunks of fudgy brownie bites and a hint of sea salt!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10



  • In a large bowl, combine Nutella and light brown sugar, and use a hand mixer to beat on low speed until just combined.
    1 cup (300 g) Nutella
    3/4 cup (165 g) light brown sugar
  • Add half and half, heavy cream, vanilla and salt, and beat on low speed until completely combined and smooth.
    1 cup (242 g) half and half
    1 cup (238 g) heavy cream
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    Large pinch of sea salt
  • Pour into prepared ice cream maker and let it stir on low speed for 20 minutes. Add chopped brownies and chocolate and let stir for another 2-5 minutes until combined.
    1 cup (236 ⅗ g) brownies
    1 ounce (28 ⅓ g) dark chocolate
  • Pour into prepared pan (top with another sprinkling of salt, on top if desired) and freeze for at least four hours.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg

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Recipe created by Leslie Kiszka

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  1. I’ve made it twice now. Its sooo good. Thank you for this recipe! Be careful not to add too much sea salt. I like to add walnuts too.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my. This looks totally decadent. I love the combination of flavors in this gelato! I bet it tastes even better than the gorgeous photos!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow, this is so rich and full of flavors, brownie, Nutella, and dark chocolate are what dreams are made of.

  4. 5 stars
    This looks amazing, and I’m out of nutella. I love gelato, and I love frozen desserts (icecream, gelato, or sherbet) that have chunks in them. I am buying nutella this week at the store, and then, I am making this.

  5. 5 stars
    Oh, my, my family would go for that so fast… They’re all about ice cream here and that’s so rich and good!

  6. This is one of those recipes that kinda makes me want to just faceplant into my computer screen. Nutella? Brilliant. Those brownie chunk add-ins? Even more brilliant! This is basically the definition of indulgence! And your photos are absolutely gorgeous. Great post (except maybe for poor Penny)!

  7. 5 stars
    Amazing. I would’ve never thought to use Nutella in gelato! I left out the brownies because I didn’t have any on hand. Next time, I’ll be ready!

  8. You got me drooling over this one. From the Nutella to the brownie, every ingredient seems brilliant. I don’t think anyone would resist biting into a dessert like this one

  9. 5 stars
    Woahhh! This looks amazing! A love adding a pinch of salt to sweet desserts and especially chocolate desserts to really bring out the flavour ! This ice cream is a must-try!

  10. Oh hello gorgeous! :D I’ll take two scoops if this decadent gelato! Pinning for later. This is a perfect solution to beating the heat ^_^

  11. 5 stars
    Wow…that is a decadent flavour combination you have going on there. You can’t get ice cream like this in the store. What a delicious summer treat.