This recipe was inspired by our trip to Australia and our numerous visits to Gelato Messina, known for their unique, wacky, and utterly delicious gelato flavors.
Australians love their biscuits, and Iced VoVos are biscuits with pink fondant, raspberry jam, and coconut. We used strawberries instead of raspberries (you can use either) and marshmallows instead of fondant, and the result was utterly delicious, and honestly much better than the biscuit itself.
Iced Vovo Ice Cream Recipe
- ½ pound strawberries
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 3-⅓ cups (800 mL, 2 cans) full fat coconut milk
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 9 jumbo marshmallows 42 g of sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- ⅔ cup marshmallows chopped into bite sized pieces preferably frozen so they don’t all stick together
- ⅔ cup graham crackers chopped into bite sized pieces
Freeze chopped marshmallows. (This is so they don’t all stick together when churning.)
Cut strawberries into quarters.
Cook in a saucepan over medium heat with sugar until it thickens, about 15 minutes. Cool.
Mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp milk until cornstarch is dissolved.
Mix coconut milk, sugar, and jumbo marshmallows in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to an almost boil.
Whisk cornstarch mixture into milk mixture and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a spatula, until slightly thickened.
Allow mixture to cool to room temperature, stirring until marshmallows are all melted.
Chill thoroughly in refrigerator.
Churn in ice cream maker. Add marshmallows and graham crackers in last 2 minutes of churning.
When transferring ice cream from churner to a container, alternate layers of ice cream with layers of strawberry mixture.
Note: This almost overflowed our ice cream maker so we turned off the machine, removed the dasher, and then stirred in the marshmallows and graham crackers by hand.
Note: Vegan marshmallows can be used to make this recipe vegan.
The End Result:
They copied us!
Ok, not really. But I came up with this recipe with an Australian friend, actually before I had ever been to Australia. Then when I was traveling around, I found this:
I guess great minds think alike 🙂 I didn’t try it though, in my book homemade is always tastier 🙂