No Churn Iced VoVo Ice Cream

No Churn Iced VoVo Ice Cream

Making a no-churn ice cream has been on my to-do list since the dawn of time so I’ve decided to go out on a limb and dedicate this frozen experiment of convenience to some delicious Australiana. Enter: the Iced VoVo. It’s proper grouse. Ace. A real corker. ONYAAAAAA MATES.

No Churn Iced VoVo Ice Cream

The Iced VoVo has been around for over 100 years (for a relatively new country like us I’m sure that’s some sort of historic achievement, right?). Breaking it down it’s basically a buttery biscuit topped with fondant, strawberry jam and coconut – naturally an inviting combination for the base of any ice cream. I never really liked them when I was younger (I had a thing with desiccated coconut) but obviously times and palettes change! This recipe is a bit ridiculous, but lots of fun. Be warned though it’s super creamy and really sweet so give your dentist a heads up before throwing this in your freezer.

No Churn Iced VoVo Ice Cream
 No Churn Iced VoVo Ice Cream
(an original recipe)

1 x 395ml can sweetened condensed milk
600ml thickened cream (around 2 cups)
300g Iced VoVo biscuits (1 1/2 packtes)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup strawberry jam
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Combine condensed milk and vanilla in a large bowl.
2. In another bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold cream into the condensed milk. Crush Iced Vovo biscuits in food processor (or with a large, heavy kitchen utensil) and combine with cream mixture along with the coconut.
3. Place jam in a small heat proof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Mash with fork to remove lumps (discard any large chunks of strawberry that do not budge). Drizzle over ice cream and gently swirl through. Freeze for a few hours, ideally overnight.

For those who don’t have access to these across the other side of the world I ask you, is there any sort of vague equivalent? Do tell!

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  1. JasmyneTea’s avatar

    This is a thing of beauty! Yep, we’re definitely lucky down here in terms of bikkies – iced vovos, Tim tams, teevee snacks… Does it get any better?

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  2. Glamorous Glutton’s avatar

    Fabulous site, I love the look and lay out! If only we had Vovo biscuits. I’ve been searching but I don’t think we have any subs either. I will keep looking and may try your recipe with one of our traditional biscuits and see if it works. GG

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  3. Glamorous Glutton’s avatar

    Forgot to say – FAB photos. GG

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  4. Juliana’s avatar

    So interesting how you made this ice cream…looks really tempting and very flavorful. As for me, I never seen this Vovo cookies.
    The pictures are awesome Alana :)
    Hope you are having a fabulous week!

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  5. Tina @ bitemeshowme’s avatar

    can i just say that you are a GENIUS?!

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  6. Jennifer (Delicieux)’s avatar

    What a fantastic recipe!!! I’d never have thought to make ice cream out of iced vovo’s!! Love it!

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  7. Hotly Spiced’s avatar

    I just love Iced Vovo biscuits and I think most Australians do. What a great idea to turn them into ice cream! Your ice cream looks amazing and I can’t believe you can make this without having to churn it – wonderful! xx

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  8. Joanne’s avatar

    I’ve been thinking about ice cream nonstop lately so I think it might be time I actually make some. Love that you took inspiration from these cookies! the flavor combo sounds delicious.

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  9. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies’s avatar

    I’m afraid I have no idea what VoVos are (well, I didn’t until I read this post), but I’m really intrigued by this no churn ice cream method! I have an ice cream maker, but it’s a hassle to use–this would be a lot easier.

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  10. Phuoc'n Delicious’s avatar

    YUM!! Vovos are my favourite! Love how you’ve transformed it into an ice cream. Bet it tastes mega awesome

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  11. Julia {The Roasted Root}’s avatar

    Those Vovo cookies look delicious! I have never seen anything like them and I love that you use them as your inspiration for the ice cream. I adore home made ice cream and love that I don’t need an ice cream maker for this recipe! Looks great!

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  12. Dina’s avatar

    i’d never heard of vovo’s before. interesting. sound good. the ice cream sounds even better!

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  13. jessica’s avatar

    ahh, that actually looks so great! i was never into coconut as a kid either but i’m actively pretty into it now (go figure) and i would definitely hit up an iced vovo or 10, especially if they were crushed into ice cream!

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  14. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen’s avatar

    Hi Alana, great idea for ice cream. Vovos look very similar to Jacob’s ‘Mikado’. The Irish factory closed a few years ago, but I think they still make them across the water in the UK.

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  15. LP @dishclips’s avatar

    What a sweet treat! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Winston’s avatar

    Holy guacamole, Alana. You’ve done it again! I’ve bookmarked this recipe and am DEFINITELY making these soon. Your blog is such a great source of inspiration! And I really mean that. Thanks for the kitchen ideas! =D

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