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Speculoos Spread Ice Cream

by Mihl

The most popular blog entry on this blog is the one featuring the homemade speculoos spread. You know, that spread made from ground spiced cookies, which are called speculoos (or speculaas or Spekulatius). Every day several people seem to google this recipe. Well, hello and thank you! That cookie spread is awesome and I know that it is easily eaten all by itself. But wouldn’t it be awesome to use in other recipes? Like speculoos ice cream? Yes, it totally would! I’ve made a batch of this ice cream with store-bought speculoos spread, but you can also use the homemade version from this blog.

Speculoos ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon

This ice cream recipe is wonderful. It has a rich caramel flavour and a very creamy texture, thanks to the addition of coconut milk and guar gum. I also added some alcohol which helps to keep the texture even when store in the fridge. Which means, it will never turn into an ice rock! More information on where to get the spread or what to use instead here.

Speculoos Spread Ice Cream

240ml (1 cup) soy milk 240 ml (1 cup) full fat coconut milk 240g (1 cup) silken tofu 150 g (3/4 cup) raw sugar 220 g (3/4 cup) speculoos spread 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 60 ml (1/4 cup) coffee liquor 1/2 teaspoon guar gum (or xanthan)(optional) 30 ml (2 tablespoons) maple syrup

Combine all ingredients and purée with a hand-held blender or in a food processor. Carefully sprinkle in the guar gum to avoid lumps. Let sit in the fridge for 2-3 hours and then follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make your ice cream in an ice cream machine.


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Gill March 16, 2012 - 21:25

This is fantastic. The biscuits are called Lotus in the UK. I couldn’t believe how good this was. In fact it’s what’s turned me on to tofu ice cream. Recommend everyone make this!!

Mihl March 18, 2012 - 17:47

Thanks Gill!

todd August 1, 2010 - 05:24

Speculoos is the best.
I wish is was sold it in the USA. I only can get it when I go to France and I have to bring back a year supply.

mihl August 1, 2010 - 08:54

It is sold in the US under a different name. It’s called “Biscoff”.

Mo May 18, 2010 - 05:01

Looks delicious! I love the new layout of your blog as well!

Virginie P. May 15, 2010 - 00:57

I’ve never heard about this spread. It sounds interesting (I love Speculoos!). Thanks for this ice-cream recipe. I’ve never made ice-cream with tofu yet but am very enthusiastic to give a try with my old ice-cream maker… As soon as it’s hotter outside ;)

The Voracious Vegan May 8, 2010 - 15:44

Wow, I’m loving the new look! Seriously cool!

But the star of this show is the ice cream, for sure! I just got an ice cream maker and I’ve only made one batch for sure. This one just might be next on my list, it looks so delicious.

BitterSweet May 7, 2010 - 20:30

And here I didn’t think that speculoos spread could possibly get any better…! Wow, wow, wow, I need to start getting this together asap.

miss v May 7, 2010 - 02:05

i have been gone for a couple weeks and glad i checked up on this awesome post. um, i love the new look of your site! awesome!

JoLynn-dreaminitvegan May 7, 2010 - 01:27

Hey…you changed the look of your blog. I like!

I’ve never had the speculoos spread, although I have had cookies, years and years ago.
I’m going to buy me an ice cream maker, it’s a necessity right? ha!

shellyfish May 6, 2010 - 21:41

You’re a mind reader! I was thinking about making speculoos in stead of peanut butter ice cream! I am butting my ice cream maker in the freezer tonight!

amandatrombley May 5, 2010 - 20:49

I’m so intrigued by speculoos spread. I haven’t seen it here in the US..maybe I can get one of my German visitors to bring me some this summer.

Vegan Thyme (Kelly) May 5, 2010 - 14:43

Wow! Girlfriend that looks like a fine dining experience to me–seriously, the ice cream looks to die for! The spiced cookie mixture is totally new to me, too–must mark this in favorites!

Josiane May 5, 2010 - 04:05

This sounds amazing! I’ve just been gifted a jar of speculoos spread by the lovely Deleilan, and I managed not to eat it all, so I have everything on hand to make this soon. Yum!

I love that you’ve thoughtfully added what was needed for it not to turn into an ice rock – that’s usually my problem with my homemade ice cream: I have to eat it all in one go, or the leftovers I’d put in the freezer turn into a rock. I’ll remember how you avoided it in this recipe, and will adapt my other recipes to include your brilliant tips!

Melisser May 5, 2010 - 03:29

Oh my word, I want to make this!

meagan May 5, 2010 - 01:48

Well, this certainly looks intriguing and gives me yet one more reason to make that spread myself!

jessy May 5, 2010 - 01:13

i still need to make a gluten-free version of your speculoos, Mihl – and i need to soon so i can make your speculoos ice cream! you’re brilliant, Mihl! i’d also like to say that your chocolatey pear muffins, caradamon-garlic bread, and fava bean stuffed eggplant all look gloriously good! your posts always have me drooling and my tummy rumbling for all the tasty eats!

FOODESSA May 4, 2010 - 22:43

Enough already…I give in…I’ll just have to find these cookies here in Montreal.
Does anyone know where I can find them?
I do love ice cream…hence, once I get these little tasties…I’ll get to try your recipe ;o)
Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes, Claudia

mihl May 5, 2010 - 14:59

You can definitely order the spread online at biscoff.com. They sell huge jars, called biscoff spread. They ship to Canada. They also have the cookies in stock. Or order them from Amazon.

Bianca- Vegan Crunk May 4, 2010 - 22:25

Mihl, you are a genius! I made your spread awhile back and it was so, so good! I’ll have to make some more and make this ice cream now that I’ve located my ice cream maker.

C May 4, 2010 - 19:42

Mhmm.. that looks so good. I’ve never had Speculoos, though (and I’m too lazy to make it myself, haha). I want!!!

Megan May 4, 2010 - 17:25

WHOA!! That looks SO GOOD!

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