Get ready for the creamiest, dreamiest, SO-freaking-addicting-how-could-this-possibly-be-good-for-me??-you-must-be-lying! ice cream recipe — this Healthy Hazelnut Mocha Ice Cream.

Healthy Hazelnut Mocha Ice Cream (eggless, sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

With chocolate + hazelnuts (aka Nutella) + coffee, this is pretty much ice cream at it’s best.

But then add some “healthy” into the equation and you’ve got a recipe for heaven.  The kind of heaven you can eat with a spoon.

Healthy Hazelnut Mocha Ice Cream (eggless, sugar free, low carb, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This recipe took a few trials to perfect because I wanted a punch of coffee flavor without it being too overpowering.  Unfortunately, it’s difficult to use a lot of coffee in ice cream recipes because too high of a water content will make the ice cream crystallize and turn icy.  Not something you look for in ice cream…  it’s supposed to be creamy!

Healthy Hazelnut Mocha Ice Cream - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

This was my second trial. It tasted FANTASTIC but it was a tad bit icy.

So, I ended up using espresso — concentrated coffee flavor without all the water.  I managed to burn three entire batches of espresso (I’ve never made espresso before, obviously) so I ended up just buying a bunch of espresso from Starbucks.  After asking for 5 shots of espresso in a small cup, I’m sure the barista thought I was a caffeine addict.

I’m not a caffeine addict.

*chugs coffee*

Of course not.

(I believe that’s the denial stage?)

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