(Note: this post was originally published on June 3, 2021. The date above reflects migration to the new platform.)
Happy June and happy ice cream season! While I love a frozen treat any time of the year, the next few months are of course the time when frozen goodies really shine. I'm excited to be sharing with you a trio of very special nicecream recipes that center around my #1 most favorite indulgence: chocolate-covered macadamia nuts!
Because these are "banana ice creams", a.k.a. nicecream, they're easy to make at home and contain more nourishing ingredients than store-bought ice creams. They also come together in a flash; just put everything in the food processor and give it a whirl! No ice cream maker needed.
Each of these flavors is themed around a specific type of chocolate macadamias from my sweet friends at Hawaiian Host. Their chocolate covered macadamias are my own personal heaven! I love them just by themselves as a treat, but also on top of oatmeal bowls and on fruit platters. And of course in nicecream!
This post will walk you through three different recipes, each with a very unique and wonderful flavor profile. You'll find each of the three flavors below, as well as ingredients. The directions are at the end of the post since you'll use the same method for each of the flavors. And while I highly (oh so highly!!) suggest getting your hands on these specific flavors from Hawaiian Host, any of their wonderful chocolate macadamias will work in these recipes, so use which ones you love most.
One small technical note. You'll see that each recipe calls for an optional dash of rum or liqueur. If you're making this for kids or for anyone who doesn't consume alcohol, it's fine to omit; just add another dash of milk instead. But if you enjoy distilled products, I highly recommend adding it. As I describe in detail in my Guide to Boozy Nicecream, adding a bit of alcohol depresses the freezing temperature and helps to keep your nicecream creamy and scoopable after storage in the freezer. No hard blocks of nicecream are allowed in our house!
So without further ado, here they are! Which flavor will you try first??
Exploding with sweet honey and warming spices, this nicecream is a symphony of flavor. It's great on its own but is especially magical with a big drizzle of salted caramel sauce. Since these flavors are more typically found in cozy fall desserts like apple crisp, having them in a frozen treat is delightfully fresh and unexpected.
Oh the magic of toasted coconut! This nicecream is wonderfully rich and nutty, and feels like a tropical vacation. Take it over the top with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and a generous sprinkling of extra toasted coconut.
Coffee and chocolate together are a match made in heaven! This nicecream packs a caffeine punch thanks to chocolate covered macadamias and espresso powder. It's especially delightful with a big drizzle of chocolate sauce or served affogato-style with a shot of espresso over the top.
You'll follow the same set of directions for all three of these delightful flavors:
And there you have it! Three very special and unique nicecream flavors to celebrate three of my favorite treats! I hope you have a blast with these this summer; we certainly have.
It makes me so happy to hear from you and see your creations! Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this recipe. If you post a photo on Instagram, hashtag #TheRogueBrusselSprout and tag me (@TheRogueBrusselSprout) in the post text so that I'm sure to see it.
Disclosure: I received free product from Hawaiian Host. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Rogue Brussel Sprout running.
Not one but THREE great nicecream recipes for your summer enjoyment! Chocolate, macadamia nuts, and ice cream... what could be better??