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3-Ingredient Nutella Milkshake

By Marley Goldin
on July 17, 2021
5 from 1 vote

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This Nutella Milkshake uses creamy vanilla ice cream and decadent hazelnut spread to bring you a tasty and cooling treat.
Hand Holding Nutella Milkshake

Looking for a quick and easy treat that has minimal ingredients, but maximum flavor? This 3-Ingredient Nutella Milkshake is for you.

Between the creamy vanilla ice cream and nutty and cocoa-forward hazelnut spread, this perfect-consistency milkshake is one of my all-time favorite milkshake recipes.

Nutella Milkshake Tips and Tricks

Gather Your Ingredients First

Just 3 simple ingredients and that’s all you need.

Green tip: “Nutella” is a brand, but has become a catch-all term for hazelnut spread. However, there are other options that are just as delicious. Palm oil is a major driver of deforestation. Try using a palm-oil-free hazelnut spread to reduce your environmental impact.

You can also opt to make your own Hazelnut Spread!

Here’s everything you’ll need:

milk, hazelnut spread, and vanilla ice cream

You’ll Need A Blender or Food Processor

In addition to your three ingredients, you’ll also need either a blender or a food processor, preferably a blender! I use this Ninja Blender for this milkshake and a lot of my sauces and vinaigrettes. It works like a charm!

adding hazelnut spread to a blender with ice cream and milk

Tested Substitutions

This milkshake can be made with dairy-free ice cream and milk and come out just as delicious!

Green tip: Industrial dairy production has a huge impact on the environment, especially because of the amount of land it takes to sustain and its high amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing your dairy consumption is one great way to reduce your ecological footprint.

If you don’t have vanilla ice cream, but do have chocolate ice cream, no problem! It’s a great way to amp up the cocoa in the hazelnut spread. Vanilla is just my preference because it really allows the hazelnuts to shine!

milkshake with whipped cream and a straw

Getting the Right Consistency

I’ve found that 1/3 cup milk in this shake gets me a fantastic consistency. Just thick and creamy enough, but not too much to stop me from slurping it up through a straw.

Green tip: Consider investing in reusable straws! They are easy to clean and will reduce your contribution to plastic waste that eventually ends up in landfills or makes its way into the environment and becomes microplastics. These stainless steel straws are my favorite!

That being said, if you find that your milkshake is a little too thick, you can add an extra tablespoon or two of milk to your blender. Add them one at a time, blending in between, and checking your consistency as you go.

Remember, it’s much easier to loosen it when it’s too thick than to make it thicker. If your ice cream is a little melted, start with 1/4 cup of milk instead of 1/3 cup. Then check your milkshake and add more milk as needed.

milkshake garnished with crushed hazelnuts with straw

Why You Should Make This Nutella Milkshake

  • It’s simple. 3 tasty ingredients is all you need.
  • It’s creamy. The perfect consistency.
  • It’s sippable. Packed with rich flavor in every cooling sip.

If you’re loving this Nutella Milkshake, check out this Cookie Dough Milkshake and this Butterscotch Milkshake, too!

Nutella Milkshake

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: DessertCuisine: American


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This Nutella Milkshake uses creamy vanilla ice cream and decadent hazelnut spread to bring you a tasty and cooling treat.


  • Nutella Milkshake
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup Nutella or any hazelnut spread

  • Topping Ideas (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts

  • 1 tablespoon whipped cream

  • 1 sugar cone

  • 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup


  • Add ice cream, milk, and nutella to your blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish as desired. Serve cold.

Pro Tips

  • If you like your milkshake extra thick, use less milk! You can always add more.

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