Mango Macadamia Honey Ice Cream and a visit to Maleny Dairies


Nestled in the green mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a beautful local producer and farm, Maleny Dairies
A family run farm with strong ethics and care for their animals and a factory that is at the heart of its community. They believe in what they do and in quality products. As a cook I have never used a cream as real, rich and thick as the Maleny Dairies cream.
It is so natural it is almost yellow and it whips in seconds.
It truly makes the best ice cream, my kids know if they see Maleny Dairies cream in the fridge there is a good chance ice - cream is on the menu!
And my latest creation!


Mango, Macadamia & Honey Ice-cream!
Ingredients

  • 1 x 600ml container of cream, (I always use Maleny Dairies rich and natural cream)
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 2 tabelspoons raw honey (or to taste)
  • 2 droppers of sweat leaf vanila stevia drops ( you can get these from most health food shops and many supermarkets, I know the Maleny IGA stocks them OR use a good vanilla paste in its place and increase your honey to taste if needed.
  • 2 teaspoons dark coconut sugar (optional you could also you raw cane sugar) 
  • 1/2 cup raw macadamia's
Method
  • Pour the cream into a large bowl, add the honey, liquid stevia drops ( or vanilla paste/essence), coconut sugar.
  • Carefully whip the cream, making sure not to over-whip it.
  • Taste it for sweetness. Drizzle carefully with some extra honey.
  • In a blend blend both mangoes worth of flesh until it smooth and runny.
  • Arrange some ice-cream moulds, plastic cups or a tub for your ice-cream on a bench.
  • Pour into each mould a layer of the cream.
  • Drop in some loose macadamia's.
  • Top with a layer of mango, then  more cream, nuts and mango again etc until containers are filled.
  • You can now either freeze as is OR use a paddle pop type stick to swirl the flavours together a bit for effect and flavour.
  • Place a paddle stick into each one.
  • Freezer covered with cling wrap or similar for at least 4 hours.
  • Enjoy!
Notes
  • You can also make this tub style and pour the ingredients into a tub on top of each other and then use a spoon to swirl them into each other and top with a drizzle of honey and macadamias.
  • If you have a dairy allergy but still want to make these swap the cream for:
    the equivalent in Coyo coconut yoghurt (do not whip), Sanitarium vanilla ice-cream (allow to soften slightly at room temperature so easier to work and do not whip) or with a tin of full fat organic coconut cream (yum) - still absolutely delicious, may take a little longer to set, still give a light hand whip and chill in the fridge for 2 hours before using. 



Visiting Maleny Dairies.
I have always believed it to be very important that kids get to know where all foods come from that they are going to eat, so whatever your chosen diet for your children they should become familiar with where everything they put into their bodies comes from, I think it gives them a more down to earth appreciation for food and their bodies.
I recently took the kids for a fun filled day out to the dairy to do their farm tour.
 The kids had the best time! What a fantastic day out and so much for kids to do. They get to feed baby animals, ride the toy animals, see the cows coming in from the field to be milked, see all the amazing machines filling the milk bottles and even watch a hilarious Moovie!
It is a fun and also peaceful day out and after your tour everyone gets to taste some dairy deliciousness, buy goodies farm direct and relax on tables and chairs while the kids run around on the green, green grass with happy chooks cruising around, a giant chess set and toy animals they all race to ride.





9 comments:

  1. This is awesome - I would LOVE to get my kids there, maybe I can get my parents to, they live in Kilcoy and not too far away, they would love it being farmers themselves. YUMMO looking recipe! x

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    1. It is such a lovely day out!! I highly recommend it and then you get to try their cream - YUM! XX

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  2. Oh I wish we'd looked up the dairy when we were up that way the other week! Instead we ended up at the Cheese Factory at Maleny! Oh well next time.. those Iceblocks look amazing.. x

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    1. Definitely put it down for next time!! And bring an esky for all the goodies :D

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  3. I love this combination!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  4. Yum!! It's looks like you all had a fun day, I've been wanting to take my boys their for awhile now.

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  5. Such a great idea to show kids where their food comes from and a fantastic day out to boot! Now all I need is to get myself up to QLD!

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  6. LOVE Maleney Dairies, we always take our visitors from England there and they are blown away. My inlaws will be here soon, so we'll be heading up that way, we haven't done the tour yet, so thanks for the review!

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