Limber de Nutella is a delicious ice cup from Puerto Rico. Tastes like a chocolate hazelnut fudgesicle! Beat the heat with this frozen treat!
Limber de Nutella
While trying to organize my tiny Japanese kitchen, I realized I had a lot of Nutella in my cabinets so I decided to make these frozen Nutella Limbers.
They are so rich and creamy with that chocolate and hazelnut flavor!
Ten times better than any fudgesicle I’ve tasted.
They are so good that if you don’t have Nutella in your pantry, you should run out and get some so you can enjoy this frozen treat!
Limber (or limbel) is a frozen Puerto Rican treat. It’s a cross between a popsicle and Italian ice. If you’re interested in how it got its name, Margarita Persico has a great write up on the history of limber!
My favorite dessert will always be Puerto Rican Flan de Queso, but on a hot summer day, nothing beats an icy cup!
Limbers can come in all different flavors from creamy to fruity.
The most popular flavor is probably limber de coco (coconut), but I had all that Nutella waiting to be used!
The ingredients for Limber de Nutella are simple:
- Evaporated milk
- Sweetened condensed milk
If you don’t have sweetened condensed milk you can use more milk and some white sugar.
You can also use regular milk instead of evaporated milk, but it won’t be quite as creamy once it’s frozen.
If you like your limber de Nutella more on the icy side versus creamy then definitely use regular milk.
No fancy popsicle molds are needed for this recipe, although you can use them if you so wish, but plastic cups are the traditional vehicle for limbers.
I do recommend using a blender to make these, or a good whisk if you don’t have a blender.
The power of a blender will really be able to incorporate the Nutella into a velvety smooth liquid (I love my Vitamix!).
Next, line up your plastic cups on a small cookie sheet. This will make a level base and it’s easy to transport to the freezer.
Pour into cups and freeze until solid. This may take a few hours depending on your freezer, or you may have to leave them overnight.
The bigger the cup, the longer they take to freeze. I prefer these 5-ounce cups from Amazon. They’re the perfect single serving size!
How to eat a limber
- Gently squeeze the bottom of the cup so the frozen limber pops up.
- Flip the limber over and place it upside in the cup.
- Now it’s like an ice cream cone and you can eat it without a spoon.
What to do with leftover sweetened condensed milk?
- Cover and save in the refrigerator to add to your coffee (hot or iced)
- Make fresas con crema!
- 1 can (12oz) evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Add all the ingredient to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into 5 or 9 ounce plastic cups and freeze until solid, preferably overnight.
- To eat, squeeze the bottom of cup to pop out the limber and turn it upside down in the cup. Then eat like a push pop.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 4 ounces
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 236Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 7g