I recently found myself in possession of a large bag of macadamia nuts (thanks to the Australian Macadamias!).
A lover of macadamia nuts, I welcomed the opportunity to create another recipe for Chew Town using macadamias as the star. As we are now firmly in the throws of Summer, it really was a no-brainer to bring you an ice cream recipe.
The best part about this ice cream is that it doesn’t require an ice cream maker, has almost no cooking involved (except for toasting the nuts in the oven) and has only 4 ingredients… Oh, and it tastes incredible!
I had to ban myself from eating more than one scoop at a time (for fear of devouring the whole tin) and I was happy when multiple scoops were requested by Scotty as it meant less scoops that could find their way firmly planted on my hips.
Lovers of nut butters will appreciate this recipe, as the incorporation of the macadamia flavour is through creating a roasted macadamia nut butter (with a little melted chocolate added for spread-ability through the ice cream) then stirring it into condensed milk (I never said it was healthy!) and then stirring that into whipped thickened cream with a few chopped macadamias for crunch.
It isn’t overly sweet as I really wanted the roasted macadamia flavour to be the star, but you could add more chocolate if you are a chocolate fiend.
No-Churn Roasted Macadamia Ice Cream
- 3 cups raw macadamia nuts, toasted
- 50g dark chocolate, melted
- 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups thickened cream
Place 2 cups of the macadamia nuts in a high performance food processor and process on high until the mixture becomes creamy (I don't have a vitamix blender, so made mine in my strong Kenwood processor - it will take 4-5 minutes).
Meanwhile, chop the remaining nuts into chunks.
Add melted chocolate and blend again until all ingredients are completely incorporated and the nut butter is smooth. Pour condensed milk into a bowl and add 1/3 cup macadamia and chocolate butter.
Whip thickened cream in a separate bowl until firm peaks form, then stir in 3 tablespoons of the condensed milk and macadamia mixture and stir till combined. Add the remaining condensed milk and remaining chopped nuts and fold into the mixture till just combined.
Place in the freezer to set until solid.
20 minutes before ready to serve, remove from freezer to thaw slightly enough to scoop.
Chew Town was not paid to develop this recipe, but was gifted the Macadamias from Australian Macadamias, with thanks. If you would like to learn more about Australian Macadamias and the produce on offer visit the website. To read Chew Town’s disclosure policy please visit the About page.