Donna Hay’s candy-cane and brownie ice cream

Donna Hay’s candy-cane ice cream with brownie can be prepared in advance and saved for the big day – the perfect festive treat.

Donna Hay candy cane ice cream
Chris Court, William Meppem, Con Polous, Ansom Smart. Styling: Steve Pearce


2 litres shop-bought vanilla ice cream
100g shop-bought chocolate brownie (about 1 brownie), roughly chopped
8 candy canes, coarsely crushed

Step 1 Place a 2-litre-capacity metal container in the freezer until ready to use. 

Step 2 Scoop the ice cream into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on low speed for 1-2 minutes or until softened. Add the brownie and three-quarters of the crushed candy cane and fold to combine. Spoon into the chilled tin. Sprinkle the ice cream with the remaining crushed candy cane and freeze for 3-4 hours or until set. 

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