In the Bible, when referring to the ‘Land of Milk and Honey’ it is most likely that the reference to honey is that of dates. Date honey – called ‘sillan’ in Hebrew – is wonderful drizzled over yogurt. In this recipe, we have used dates combined with biscuit spread to create a caramel-like swirl in vanilla ice cream. The results are delicious and bring to mind a ‘Land of Milk and Honey’.

  • 90 ml milk (or non-dairy alternative)
  • 60 g soft pitted dates
  • 90 g biscuit spread
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream (or non-dairy alternative), softened

Place all ingredients other than ice cream in a blender or food processer and blend into a smooth consistency. Transfer the softened ice cream to a freezer-safe container. Using a spoon, place dollops of the date mixture over the ice cream base in the container. Using a skewer or sharp knife, gently swirl the two mixtures together. Cover the container and place in the freezer to set for at least 4-5 hours or overnight.

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