Amarula Ice-cream with Honeycomb Recipe: Dessert Idea

Delicious South African Amarula dessert

Meet our Amarula ice-cream with our play on honeycomb - our most requested recipe at all of our lodges. When guests love it so much and keep asking for the recipe, you know it's a winner! We love putting a scoop of this into an espresso with Amarula or Amaretto, for a cheeky after dinner affogato. 

Thank you to Chef Cornelius from Redbourne Country Lodge  for this delicious recipe, now loved and served at all Lion Roars Hotels & lodges. 


  • 1 litre heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tots Amarula - add more if desired
  • Beat heavy cream in a bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form; 
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and beat until thick and well combined. 
  • Fold in Amarula until mixed well
  • Transfer mixture to a shallow container and cover with plastic wrap; 
  • Freeze until solid, about 6 hours


Our spin on honeycomb:

  • Butter, for greasing
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 5 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • Butter a 20cm square tin
  • Mix 200g caster sugar and 5 tbsp golden syrup in a deep saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has melted. Try not to let the mixture bubble until the sugar grains have disappeared
  • Once completely melted, turn up the heat a little and simmer until you have an amber coloured caramel (this won’t take long), then as quickly as you can turn off the heat, tip in 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda and beat in with a wooden spoon until it has all disappeared and the mixture is foaming
  • Scrape into the tin immediately but be careful as the mixture will be very hot
  • The mixture will continue bubbling in the tin, simply leave it and in about 1 hr to 1 hr 30 mins the honeycomb will be hard and ready to crumble or snap into chunks.

If you like being a bit indulgent, serve with some warm chocolate sauce drizzled on top. 

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