Brown Butter Banana Ice Cream with Nutella Swirl

  • Author: Kristina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 1.5 quarts 1x


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup nutella


  1. Slowly heat butter over medium high heat until it begins to brown. Remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl. Place in freezer for a few minutes to cool. You still want it to be liquid but just cooled down a bit so it doesn’t curdle or heat up the milk when you add it to the base.
  2. In a blender, place cream, milk, sugar, bananas, vanilla, salt, and cooled butter. Process until smooth. Pour base into ice cream maker and churn until it gets to soft serve consistency.
  3. While ice cream maker is churning, slowly spoon nutella into ice cream to create swirls. Continue churning a few more minutes. Place in freeze safe container with lid and freeze until you’re ready to eat! Freeze 1-2 hours before serving for “traditional” ice cream texture.