I have spent most of June and July using up all the items we had in the fridge, freezer and pantry since we started using the cash envelope system. We have used up a lot of items with the help of Pinterest and Google.
But one item had me stumped.
I knew that I could make fudge using the condensed milk but that felt a little too boring. Once again I found myself browsing recipes on Pinterest and I came across homemade ice cream.
All of the recipes seemed easy enough, using minimal ingredients. And it didn’t take long to find one that didn’t require an ice cream machine. While I would love to own one, I don’t see much point in a single purpose kitchen tool. I already have enough of those that I don’t use!
My two options when looking for a biscuit to add to this recipe were Tim Tams or Oreo. I presented both options to my daughter in the grocery store and she chose Tim Tams.
So we decided to come up with a Tim Tam ice cream recipe
This also doubled as a great activity to do with her. Entertaining a toddler is hard work, but it’s a bit easier when homemade ice cream is involved! She put all of the biscuits in the food processor, poured the cream into the mixing bowl and helped fold all of the ingredients together. But of course the best part is when you get to lick the beaters and scrape out the bowl. Why is it that when you scrape out the bowl to eat it you can manage to get it all out?
You could also double the recipe to make it into a Tim Tam ice cream cake!
Other flavour options for your homemade ice cream
- Chocolate chip
- Caramel sauce
- Peanut Butter (crunchy or smooth)
- Vanilla bean
- Rocky Road
- 1 tin (395g) condensed milk
- 600 ml cream
- 1 pack Tim Tams
- Process the Tim Tam biscuits in a food processor or crush in a zip lock bag with a rolling pin or the flat side of a knife
- In a stand mixer, whip the cream until thick.
- Gently fold the condensed milk and crushed biscuits into the whipped cream.
- Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 6 hours.
- Add a finely chopped Tim Tam when serving