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I scream, you scream, we all scream ICE CREAM! As the whole country heads into summer, the timing is perfect to learn to make your own ice cream. It is super easy and the whole family can get involved. 

Try this “Amasi and Cookies Ice Cream” recipe created by Reabetjoe Mokoko, the Cooking Dietitian. She uses amasi, cream,  and condensed milk. No churning or ice cream maker required. This recipe has cookie crumbles in it, but you can replace those with fresh fruit (think berries, peaches, apples) or even caramel crumbles. 

Did you know that amasi (also called maas) is indigenous to South Africa and traditionally served with pap or drunk straight. It is very popular as an ingredient in a variety of dishes including scones, marinades, soups and now ice cream.

Below is the “Amasi and Cookies Ice Cream” recipe or you can download the recipe card here:


  • 500 ml 2 cups amasi
  • 500 ml 2 cups cream
  • 250 ml (1 cup) condensed milk
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
  • 1 cup sandwich chocolate cookies crushed


  1. Line a loaf tin with cling wrap and place in the freezer to chill.
  2. In a bowl whisk the vanilla essence and condensed milk together.
  3. Beat the cream to soft peak stage using an electric mixer.
  4. Add the condensed milk with the vanilla essence and the amasi to the whipped cream and continue to mix till everything has been well incorporated.
  5. Once the ice-cream mixture is well mixed remove from the mixture and fold in the crushed biscuits.
  6. Pour the mixture into the chilled loaf tin and place in the freezer for 3 – 4 hours or until the ice-cream has set.
  7. When set, turn out, slice or serve as needed.

And if you are out and about buying ice cream for your family, remember to check the label to ensure you are buying real dairy ice cream.  The ingredients listing should start with milk

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