Saturday, July 5, 2008

I scream for Jaffa Ice-cream

Lately, as I've told you, I've been eating a lot of ice-cream at work, but that doesn't mean I don't get to do it at home as well. I never can't get enough ice-cream and I like to create new flavours based on popular products. This time I played with Jaffa Cakes.

Jaffa Cakes are not cakes, but a very popular british cookie. They're so popular and loved in UK that they have a lot of Jaffa flavoured stuff and even have their own Jaffaholics club. The cookies have a sponge cake-like base covered with orange marmelade and topped with dark chocolate.

To recreate the cookie in the form of ice-cream I started with a blank canvas (aka white ice-cream base) and then strongly flavoured it with orange. You could do this with any custard base ice-cream recipe you have, but I decided to leave the eggs out of the way so the orange flavour could be stronger. Eggs can be overpowering sometimes, specially over citrus.

Then at the end of churning I added a lot of chopped Jaffa Cakes and very small chunks of dark chocolate. Et voilá!

  • 500 ml milk
  • 180 ml cream
  • 100 gr (4.3 oz) sugar
  • 50 gr (1.8 oz) glucose
  • 25 gr (1.8 oz) powdered milk
  • 2 tbsp orange marmelade
  • 1 orange (grated rind)
  • 3 tbsp orange licor (I used Cointreau)
  • 1 cup chopped Jaffa Cakes
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

On a pan take to the stove the milk, cream, orange rind, sugar, glucose, powdered milk and marmelade. Stir until the sugar, glucose and powdered milk are dissolved. Don't let it boil and let it cool completely (It's better if you do this the day before churning).

When you're ready strain it to discard the rind and churn in an ice-cream machine. Just when it's almost ready add the orange licor, Jaffa Cakes and the chocolate chunks. Don't over churn, take it out of the machine as soon as everything is well distributed. Store in the freezer.

I'm sending this over to Mike, for his You scream I scream, we all scream for frozen desserts event.

UPDATE: Check the wonderful frozen roundup Mike did!


Manuela said...

Vim retribuir a visita ao meu blog

Eu também adoro gelados e tudo que é doce. Este ano ainda não fiz gelados caseiros, mas também adoro fazer-lhes misturas, com bolachas Oreo, manteiga de amendoim, amendoins, enfim aquilo que me vem à cabeça... Ai as calorias!!!

Hendria said...

this sounds delightful...I do not think we have anything like the jaffa cakes here in Canada ... sigh... :)

A&N said...

Wow! interesting :) Would love to try it someday. I currently do not have an ice cream maker. Now, maybe, hmm... :D I should get one!

Prudy said...

I'm so glad I'll be in the UK soon so I can pick up my own Jaffa cakes. Those ice cream sandwiches look amazing!

Leslie said...

yum! I need to go out and get the ice cream attachment for my KA mixer!!! Thanks again for the award..I need to think of who I am going to pass it along to!!!

Emiline said...

I want a Jaffa cake! We definitely don't have those here. They look really tasty.
Good idea to make an ice cream with them. I love ice cream with bits of stuff in it.

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious but i think i got something even better for you on my blog. :-)

linda said...

Oh yummy! I love Jaffa cakes!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Now this looks delicious! I love small bites too!

Peko Peko said...

Hmmm... Looks to delicious! No jaffa cakes in Kyoto, Japan, I don't think. Buu huu.


Dhanggit said...

oh my goodness, i hope it would fit in my mouth..looks awesomely delicious :-) such a genius entry

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! If ever there was reason for Ben & Jerry's to steal ideas, this would be it.

Although, I've always maintained that Jaffa cakes are infact cakes, not cookies (or biscuits as we call them). They have a sponge base!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Manuela- Fiquei contente com a visita. Eu também adoro comer gelados "crocantes", o pior são mesmo as calorias, tens razão!

Hendria- Thanks Hendria. I think they're only sold in UK and other European countries, but I'm not sure.

A&N- Lol, maybe you should! Once you make good homemade ice-cream you'll be in heaven!

Prudy- Oh yes, you'll see them everywhere. Hope you like them.

Leslie- Oy yes, I've heared only good things about the KA ice-cream attachement. You're gonna have a lot of fun!

Emiline- Me too, me too. Crunchy ice-creams are my favourites. I think Jaffa cakes would be easy to clone at home. Maybe I'll try that some day and pass it on to you!

Zen- you are right man, that WAS even better, lol!

Linda- They're my mom's favourites!

Melody- Thank you! Small bites are great cause you can eat a lot and think you're eating a little, lol!

Peko- I have a friend from Kyoto!

Dhanggit- I'm sure it will fit lol! Maybe you can fit even 2, if you have a bit mouth that is!

Gk- Yes biscuits, lol! You see for me biscuits are cookies, so I think of them as that, but hey whatever we call them we have to agree they're pretty good! B&J rock but I don't think they would do something that is not known in the US...

Jenny said...

Holy cow, thses little ice cream sammy's look to die for!! Great recipe!

Shreya said...

The pictures are so inviting. My mouth watered while drooling at them. I am a poor baker, never baked anything yet! Your blog is an inspiration:-)

GirlCanBake said...

Absolutely darling! I've never had a Jaffa cake but the photos are enough to get my mouth watering! The ice cream sandwiches looks like such a cute treat!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Jenny- I bet you would like them, they have chocolate after all, lol!

Shreya- Thank you for the nice words! I'm sure you'll bake just fine when you try!

Girl- Glad you liked them, I would offer but they're all gone by now, lol!

Kevin said...

Now that is one nice looking ice cream sandwich!

Aran said...

I'm all about ice cream sandwiches too!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Kevin- Thank you, I also love all the wonderful ice-crwam you post.

Aran- They're great when you can't decide if you want cookies or ice-cream, jejeje!

jodycakes said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jaffa cakes...being with a brit, we always have digestives with chocolate or jaffa cakes in the cupboard...Yummy recipe
jody (from

JUde said...

Never had Jaffa before but I'm having a craving for it for some strange reason. Seems familiar to me somehow :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Jody-I also adore digestives!

Jude- I don't think there's Jaffa in the US, maybe something similar...

queenoftheclick said...

Your blog is a foodie's delight. Everything looks so good and I love that you give the recipes too.