Honeycomb ice cream

Honeycomb ice cream

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Cooking time

Takes 30 mins + freezing

Skill level



Serves 6 - 8

Follow our guide to homemade honeycomb ice cream. We have two versions- one with a machine and one without

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
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Nutrition per serving (8)

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  • about 100g honeycomb, bashed with a rolling pin into small chunks

For the ice cream machine

  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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  1. Put the milk and cream in a saucepan and heat until just below boiling point. Meanwhile whisk the sugar, yolks and vanilla in a big mixing bowl. While whisking, slowly pour in the hot milk mixture until everything is combined.
  2. Wipe out the pan and pour the mixture back in, then cook over a low heat, stirring all the time until the custard has thickened to just coat the back of your wooden spoon. Cool.
  3. Churn the cooled custard in an ice cream machine according to the instructions. Scrape into a freezer container and fold through the honeycomb chunks. Put in the freezer until solid. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, please see the tip below.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, July 2012

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Hi's picture

This ice cream is lovely - I made the version without the machine. I swirled in some toffee sauce with the honeycomb and it tasted amazing.

michelle_30's picture
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Made this two weekends in a row!! Its delicious! Creamy and soft...... Made with the honeycomb reciepe here, makes the ice cream quite sweet in the end but i have a sweet tooth so don't mind!! Would never buy shop brought ice cream again now! Try it you'll be surprised how delicious and easy this is!

michelle_30's picture
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Just made this with an ice cream maker and the suggested honeycomb receipe, its a winner here!

josiemay93's picture

Made this for the inside of a baked alaska with a twist and it was amazing,I made it with lactofree milk and double cream and it tasted just like the real thing only I could eat it. Would definitely recommend this recipe, just take out a little sugar if you don't have quite such a sweet tooth because the ice cream and the hokey pokey together was a bit teeth jangling. But would certainly make it again!!

corinnem's picture
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I made the version without an ice cream maker and it's absolutely divine - but loaded with calories! :-) I added a little milk too, as I found the consistency a little gloopy. Laseulerosenoire, it tells you how to make this without an ice cream maker at the end of the recipe.

laseulerosenoire's picture

If you don't have an ice-cream machine, how would be the best way to go about churning this? It sounds really tasty!