Honey & Sesame Brittle Ice Cream

Cooking method:

Ninja Ice Cream Maker NC300
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 24 hours
  • Skill Medium
  • Serves 4 people

Honey & Sesame Brittle Ice Cream

TIP: Look for a floral honey such as lavender, heather or blossom honey. 

NOTE: If you prefer not to make homemade brittle, use 2 sesame snap biscuits instead. 


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs


  • 300ml whole milk
  • 15g tahini paste
  • 40g runny honey
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for mix-in

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  • Step 1

    Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat for 2–3 minutes, or until steaming.

  • Step 2

    Whisk the tahini, honey, egg yolks, salt and 40g of the sugar until fully combined.

  • Step 3

    Gradually whisk the hot milk into the tahini mixture until completely combinedTransfer mixture to saucepan.

  • Step 4

    Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a spatula. Cook until temperature reaches 82°C on an instant-read thermometer (about 34 minutes). 

  • Step 5

    Pour mixture through a sieve into the tub. Place tub into an ice bath. Once cooled, place storage lid on tub and freeze for 24 hours.

  • Step 6

    While the base is in the freezer, make the sesame brittle. Line baking tray with non-stick baking paper. 

  • Step 7

    Heat the remaining 20g of sugar in a small saucepan over medium–high heat for 3–4 minutes. While heating, swirl the sugar in the saucepan but do not stir as it may crystallise. When sugar turns into a deep amber caramel and measures 170°C on an instant-read thermometer, immediately add sesame seeds, stir to combine, then pour onto prepared baking tray. Leave to cool completely then break sesame brittle into small pieces and store in an airtight container if not using immediately.  

  • Step 8

    Remove ice cream base from freezer, remove lid, then place tub in outer bowl. Install paddle into outer bowl lid and lock the lid assembly on the outer bowl. Place bowl assembly on motor base and twist the handle right to raise the platform and lock in place. 

  • Step 9

    Select ICE CREAM.

  • Step 10

    Once processing is complete, use a spoon to create a 4cm wide hole that reaches the bottom of the tub. Fill hole with sesame brittle pieces and process again using the MIX-IN program.  

  • Step 11

    Once processing is complete, remove ice cream from tub and serve immediately.