Euphoric Recipes Using Ice Cream

OBVIOUSLY ice cream is, in itself, a complete food group, and with the ever increasing range of flavours available you could almost create a balanced diet from it – kale ice cream anyone?!

To celebrate our love of icecream, we’ve put together this list of yum & fun recipes featuring Ben & Jerry’s new Moo-phoria ice cream range, which is light on fats, calories and sugar it’s now even sweeter to dig into a bowl of your favourite sweet treat at 150-160 cals per serving! Still full of swirly tasty chunks and organic milk and cream the new Moo-phoria range is made using Fairtrade certified vanilla and sugar like all Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Check out these recipes to extend your ice cream repetoire because sometimes eating it straight from the container isn’t enough!

Caramel Cookie Sweet Potato Toast Topper

Caramel Cookie Sweet Potato Toast Topper

Obviously the inclusion of sweet potato (kumara) in this recipe means you could argue it is suitable as a main course.  Simply cook the kumara in the toaster and then top with Caramel Cookie Fix, a vanilla light ice cream with shortbread cookies and a salted caramel swirl, and garnish with blueberries, pistachio and a drizzle of salted caramel.

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Chocolate Milk & Cookies Ice Cream Bark

icecream bark

Bark is really on trend, and this version is perfect for a snack or an eye catching dessert. Top with your favourite fruit and nuts – this dessert bark is full of possibilities! The recipe uses Chocolate Milk & Cookies Ice Cream but sadly this hasn’t made its way to New Zealand yet but so use which ever flavour you fancy!

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Layered Smoothie Pops

Layered Smoothie Pops

Layers of delight! This smoothie uses icecream, strawberry and banana in layers for special pop treat.

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  1. dawnblyth 02/06/2019 at 8:47 pm

    I loved, when I was younger and still do now, getting an ice cream from the dairy and having it chocolate dipped! That taste! Oh yum!

  2. kymmage 01/06/2019 at 12:34 pm

    I would have never thought of using ice cream to make bark. We love ice cream. And my youngest adores Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough one. Our favourite way to eat it is pretty boring though – just a scoop in a bowl. No sauces or toppings haha

  3. SarahBlair 30/05/2019 at 4:21 pm

    Firstly, thank you for confirming what we all had suspected for a long time, that ice cream is a complete food group! I have never tried Ben & Jerry’s ice cream but I have heard good things, these recipes look fantastic and I will save them for the warmer weather!

  4. MuddledUpMolly 28/05/2019 at 8:38 pm

    OMG why did this article not come out months ago when it was warm enough to try them all?! Have saved this article to my favourites as I would love to try some of thee delicious looking recipes in future 🙂

  5. Alezandra 27/05/2019 at 9:36 pm

    Wow. The bark looks good. Looks easy to do as well. The presentation is good too. Bookmark for when we have family and friends over.

  6. Micht 22/05/2019 at 9:31 pm

    The bark and the smoothie pops appeal to me alot and i am the queen of ice cream at mine… but Kumara is a push.. probably wouldnt attempt that one but each to his own…alot of people may love it..

  7. candyjanenz 22/05/2019 at 4:56 pm

    The ice cream bark looks pretty amazing. My favourite way to eat ice cream is as a home made ice crream cake with a cheesecake type biscuit base then topped with berries, nuts and chocolate ganache.

  8. Shorrty4life1 18/05/2019 at 9:56 am

    My favourite way to eat ice cream would be in a waffle cone. I also love it with a hot chocolate brownie when it is like the hot then cold and you eat it together. It’s absolutely delicious 😋

  9. Mands1980 15/05/2019 at 5:30 pm

    I have never tried ben and Jerry’s Ice creams so maybe by trying these ice creams in the recipes it will be great. My kids love ice cream so much. Our favourites is quite simple though just normal ice cream with a sauce on top or with apple crumble and sticky date puddings yummy. Love the sound of the bark recipe though.

  10. Bevik1971 13/05/2019 at 2:36 pm

    I love home made ice cream! I use a simple recipe using eggs, sugar, cream and vanilla, then just add say flakes of dark chocolate or berrys or whatever. It’s really yum and super easy! Those smoothie pops look delish!! 🙂

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