This Eggnog Frangelico Gelato combines the hazelnut overtones of Frangelico with a Nutella swirl into a soft creamy eggnog base.


You know that old saying that nice things come in small packages? Well that's what comes to mind with today's post. Even though the end of the year has been kind to me with the current BigKitchen Le Creuset giveaway going on (and another surprise giveaway next week) today's giveaway is very special to me. It may not come in a bright orange box, and Santa can't sneak it down the chimney, because this one is hand made just for you by my man.

If you are a long time follower of Pass the Sushi, or one of the many friends in real life that Handsome has helped out, you will know that he is the type of craftsman everyone wishes they knew. A top notch general contractor who can fix pretty much any problem or build you the custom house of your dreams. He works with large businesses and with individuals on all sorts of projects.  Before meeting him, I thought plumbers were pipes, electricians were for wires and so on and so forth. I simply didn't know that some people really can do it all. (Sometime's it's painful to admit he really is this good).  I have spent many cold late nights alone while he is out in bad weather repairing someones roof from recent storms, seen amazing tile work in elaborate bathrooms, and watched him build custom kitchens from bare studs in less than a week for clients. He has even driven an hour just to help show someone how to use their new windows (that he didn't even install).

He makes me wish there were more contractor stories like him and not those horror stories you always here.

In his free time he has taken to woodworking. I have received several gorgeous jewelry boxes, cutting boards, salad tongs and wooden utensils as gifts and now we are passing one along to my readers.

EggNog Frangelico Gelato | Kita Roberts

I think Gelato and ice cream should be mandatory once a week all summer long. If you really want to throw down with your ice cream maker, check these out!

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If you’ve tried my Eggnog Frangelico Gelato recipe or any other recipe on please don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know where you found it in the comments below, I love hearing from you! You can also follow along for more good eats and travel tips on Instagram @passthesushi & @girlcarnivoreTwitter Facebook.


Eggnog Frangelico Gelato with Nutella Swirl

adapted from Slushed!


  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • ¼ cup Frangelico {hazelnut liquor}
  • 1 cup Nutella


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread the hazelnuts over the aluminum foil in a single layer. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes until just fragrant. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar togeher until pale yellow. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine the milk and cream. Split the vanilla bean down the center with a sharp knife and scrape out the paste. Add the paste and the pod to the pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat whisking constantly  Remove from heat, cover and let infuse for 20 minutes.

Remove the vanilla pod and place the mixture back on the stove over medium heat until just steaming. Slowly whisk the milk mixture into the egg yolks. Return the mixture to the pot and cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and registers 170 degrees on a candy thermometer.

Strain the mixture into a large bowl over an ice mixture and mix in the Frangelico. Bring to room temperature, stirring often. Cover and let cool completely (4 - 6 hours) in fridge.

Following the instructions for your ice cream maker, process the mixture. Add the hazelnuts when the mixture is almost done.

Microwave the Nutella for 30 seconds, or until creamy and smooth.

Spoon half of the gelato into a storage container. Drop dollops of Nutella over the gelato and swirl with a knife. Scoop in the remaining gelato and repeat with the remaining Nutella. Freeze completely before serving.


EggNog Frangelico Gelato with candy cane christmas trees in background


  1. He is an amazing contractor that has helped my family out on more than one occasion. This is a great give away! I'm not a big hazelnut fan but I know someone in this house who is!!!

  2. I liked on facebook -- what a cool giveaway! 🙂

  3. I subscribe to the RSS feed!

  4. I like pass the sushi on facebook

  5. Kate@Diethood says:

    I am looking at his FB page...impressive!! And I am loving that ice cream scoop!!

  6. Kate@Diethood says:

    I google +ed 🙂

  7. Kate@Diethood says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  8. Gorgeous work! The dessert looks divine too!

  9. jean @ lemons and anchovies says:

    I think this ice cream scoop tops all the others (though they're wonderful, too). My husband started out as a woodworker before he became a contractor so there are still a few pieces here and there of things he made. They are truly special and I understand exactly what you mean. Lucky you to be a recipient of these handmade gifts and very nice of you to pass one along to your readers! The ice cream scoop is gorgeous!

  10. I like you on Facebook! Gelato brings up good memories.

  11. I liked on fb!

    and wow, your husband is so talented!

  12. I follow you on twitter

  13. I`m already subscribed to your RSS feed

  14. I like Stoney Creek Contractor on FB.

  15. I'm an email subscriber.

  16. I follow you on Twitter.

  17. Kim - Liv Life says:

    Oh, Kita!! Yes... I know he's helped you with some of your backdrops and those alone are beautiful. But this piece is so lovely!! Talented indeed!! And he sounds like a fabulous guy to boot. I'm so glad you found him!

  18. Kim - Liv Life says:

    I follow his FB page!!

  19. Kim - Liv Life says:

    And I tweeted!!!

  20. What a special and unique giveaway! I like Stoney Creek Contractor on FB

  21. I like your FB page

  22. I tweeted your special giveaway

  23. I subscribe via email.

  24. Oh, Kita! You're oh so lucky to have such a talented Handsome around! The scoop is absolutely gorgeous =) And this ice cream has me drooling!

  25. Drena Paulson says:

    I liked them.
    I also follow you on Facebook and get emails too

  26. Dionne Baldwin says:

    That ice cream scoop is absolutely beautiful! I know that you can relate to using words like "beautiful" and a kitchen utensil in the same sentence! 🙂

    Sweetie pie, I hope that you have a Merry Christmas and if you and I were any closer in distance I know we would be spending time together this Christmas. Your friendship means a lot to me and I appreciate you so much. I owe you a big hug.

    P. S. - This ice cream will put me over the edge and I will need to go bigger jean shopping. Thank you for sharing this! Much love.

  27. Sail2byzantium says:

    All of the above, save bribery. Consider me entered, and a very merry Christmas to you and yours.

  28. I like Stoney Creek Contractor on FB

  29. I follow Pass the Sushi on Facebook

  30. I subscribe via Email

  31. bianca @ sweet dreaming says:

    follow you on facebook!

  32. bianca @ sweet dreaming says:

    follow you on twitter!

  33. bianca @ sweet dreaming says:

    subscribed via RSS 🙂

  34. I liked Stoney Creek Contractor on facebook as Rust Hawk.

  35. I am following you on facebook as Rust Hawk.

  36. I'm following you on twitter @rusthawk.

  37. I'm subscribed to your email.

  38. I'm signed up to your RSS feed.

  39. I need to take food photography lessons from you or something... these are gorgeous! And I'm not just saying that, promise 🙂 Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway!

  40. foodwanderings says:

    I am drooling over this eggnog and hazelnut liquor ice cream, Kita. So sophisticated! I always thought ice cream should not be seasonal and you made sure with the eggnog it is also a delightful winter dessert. Wishing you and your dear ones a Happy New Year.

  41. O man, I want to eat a huge bowl of this ice cream right now! It'd pair well with the eggnog cupcakes I just whipped up! This ice cream scoop is gorgeous - just liked Stoney Creek Contractor on FB!

  42. I follow you on twitter!

  43. I like you on Facebook too!

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