Honeycomb (Hokey Pokey) ice cream
Honeycomb toffee - the perfect mix-in for any good vanilla ice cream! Prepare or get yourself a good vanilla ice cream, then make these delectable honeycombs for an outstanding combination: Honeycomb ice cream (or Hokey Pokey ice cream, as they say in New Zealand)!
  • 1 batch of good-quality vanilla ice cream [make your favourite recipe, or choose any of the vanilla recipes on the IceCreamNation-site. As a last resort, you could even buy yourself some ready-made vanilla ice cream;-) ]
  • 125 gram (about 90 ml / 2/5 cup) golden or light syrup
  • 250 gram (about 300 ml/ 1¼ cup) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (bicarbonate)
  1. Mix the syrup, the sugar and the water in a saucepan.
  2. Put to the heat, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes or until the toffee base has reached the so-called hard-crack stage ( = about 149-156° C / 300-310° F).
  3. Take the saucepan off the heat, add the baking powder and stir quickly.
  4. While still bubbling, pour the toffee base in a heat-proof tray and let cool down.
  5. When the honey comb toffee has cooled down, break the honeycomb toffee into shards and mix them into the vanilla ice cream.
  6. Ideally, let the honeycomb ice cream settle in the freezer for at least a couple of hours before serving.
The honeycomb toffee recipe will likely give you more than enough for one batch of vanilla ice cream. Depending on how much toffee you wish to add, you may even have enough for two batches of ice cream ;-)
Recipe by ICE CREAM NATION at https://www.icecreamnation.org/2021/02/honeycomb-ice-cream-hokey-pokey/