Lamington ice-cream pops for Australia Day

24 Jan

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These are the cutest incarnations of lamingtons I ever did see! For non-Aussies, a lamington is a sponge cake coated in chocolate icing then drizzled in coconut. Super yum.IMG_1441

And as Australia Day is bang smack in the middle of summer it is ALWAYS such a hot day. When I saw this recipe in the magazine super food ideas I was hooked. I’ll be offering these to our friends at our long weekend barbeque – wow, could I be any more of an Aussie Day cliché?!

You need to start this a day ahead and you’ll need some paddlepop sticks.

GATHER:

2 litres vanilla ice-cream

¼ cup strawberry jam

450g melted dark chocolate

bag of shredded coconut

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Line a 19cm square cake pan with grease-proof paper allowing plenty of overhang.

Place ice-cream in a large bowl, set aside until it begins to soften a little then stir through the jam.

Spoon in the pan and smooth the surface with a spatula.

Insert sticks in rows, making the squares as big or small as you like – I made 16 and freeze overnight.

Remove ice-cream from freezer and line a tray with grease-proof paper. Working quickly cut into squares with a stick in the centre of each.

Pop back in freezer for two hours.

Melt chocolate using your preferred method (I always do the bowl over simmering water version) and cool for 10 minutes.

Place coconut in a bowl.

Working in groups of three at a time (leaving rest in freezer) dip one ice pop at a time in chocolate to coat all over then press each side in coconut to cover.

Repeat then place back in freezer for 30 minutes.

Serve.

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29 Responses to “Lamington ice-cream pops for Australia Day”

  1. thepaddingtonfoodie January 24, 2015 at 5:36 am #

    So cute. Can’t help thinking this would be the perfect way to use up the last of our home made ice magic.

    • thehungrymum January 24, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

      Good idea! Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend.

  2. mrsgrg January 24, 2015 at 7:58 am #

    Oh wow..looks so yummy. Happy Australia Day

    • thehungrymum January 31, 2015 at 8:02 am #

      Cheers! Australia Day was cold and rainy for the first time in memory but these pops were still a hit!

      • mrsgrg January 31, 2015 at 8:27 am #

        Oh wow.. I noticed the same thing too..ever since I could remember Australia Day is always sweltering hot but this is the first time it’s been cold and wet day.. But I love cool weather so I wasn’t complaining 😃😃😃

  3. girl in a food frenzy January 24, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    Such a tasy take on everyone’s fave! Happy long weekend, sure looks to be a tasy one too!

    • thehungrymum January 24, 2015 at 10:38 pm #

      And such a cooling one – supposed to get to 35C today #boo Hope you’re staying cool.

      • girl in a food frenzy January 25, 2015 at 3:31 am #

        Yes, my bun & I are relishing air conditioned
        comfort right now! Happy Australia Day!

  4. Laura Macaulay January 24, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    What a great twist! I’ve just finished making my first ever batch of lamingtons myself. Happy Australia Day!

  5. shantiepc January 24, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    Reblogged this on The EndPoint Business Blog and commented:
    Happy Australia Day.

  6. My Kitchen Moments January 24, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    Delicious twist with lamingtons and icecream!

    • thehungrymum January 24, 2015 at 10:38 pm #

      You can’t go wrong when you combine the two 🙂

  7. My Kitchen Moments January 24, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    Happy Australia Day!

  8. koolaidmoms January 24, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    They look yummy! Can’t wait to try making them. Happy Australia Day!

    • thehungrymum January 31, 2015 at 6:20 am #

      Cheers! They were v yummy but also v sweet!

  9. thehungrybuck January 24, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    Lovely! r its incredibly hot down under at the minute. So just the ticket!

    • thehungrymum January 24, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

      Isn’t it sooooo hot? Sick of the heat – bring on cooler weather 🙂

  10. nepaliaustralian January 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    Perfect for weekend, Happy Australia Day !!!

  11. Liz January 25, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    Lamington love!!!

  12. Choc Chip Uru January 25, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

    What a cute idea 😀 Gotta love lamingtons, Happy Australia Day!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  13. deliciouslynell January 26, 2015 at 6:03 am #

    What a neat idea for australia day!

  14. spiceinthecity January 26, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    I have a cold & a sore throat, but I really, really want these 😀 Yum!

    • thehungrymum January 27, 2015 at 12:38 am #

      O no – get better soon (then make some of these to enjoy!)

  15. Marti Cuatt January 27, 2015 at 3:57 am #

    These look great. I’d like to make this with my own home-made ice-cream, set and frozen in a lamington tin rather than container. Yum.

  16. thefolia February 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    How brilliant…I have to try these in my nest.

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