We are back after a week away in the sunny Okanagan visiting my family. It was a great little vacation, one that we relaxed and indulged a bit... or maybe a lot! While we were there we celebrated Canada Day again. Last year was a big year for Canada turning 150! We made quite a spread last year which included my Canadiana Burgers and I also made no churn Nanaimo bar ice cream. This year they all requested the same thing, so I decided I was going to actually take nice pictures of the ice cream so I could share the recipe with everyone.
Now if you are wanting to make this ice cream you have two options. You could buy already made Nanaimo bars from the store and cut them up into small pieces, or you could make them from scratch and cut them up. I personally prefer to make my own, if you are an American friend reading this I am sorry to say you will probably have to make them yourself because these are a Canadian square and I don't remember finding them anywhere while living in the States. Follow the recipe for the Nanaimo bars that I have on my blog. If you cannot find custard powder in stores you can always order it on Amazon.
I love no churn ice cream because it is simple and you can make whatever flavour you want!
No Churn Nanaimo Bar Ice Cream
1 liter of heavy whipping cream
2 - 300 ml cans of sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons of vanilla
1 - 9 inch by 13 inch pan of Nanaimo Bars, frozen
1 - 334 ml Smucker's microwave hot fudge topping
Before preparing everything remove the Nanaimo bars from the freezer to allow to soften up slightly before cutting. Having them frozen helps cut down the mess while cutting them up.
Line a 9 by 13 inch cake pan/or Pyrex pan with plastic wrap.
In a large bowl whip the whipping cream and vanilla together until stiff peaks form. Pour the cans of sweetened condensed milk into the whipping cream and gently fold all the sweetened condensed milk into it. Set aside.
Cut the Nanaimo bars into small 1 inch squares. You can cut them into larger pieces and then cut into the 1 inch pieces after the initial cut. Fold in 3/4 of the pieces into the ice cream base.
Pour half the ice cream into the prepared pan, drizzle half the bottle of hot fudge sauce on top. Pour the rest of the ice cream on top, drizzle the rest of the bottle of hot fudge sauce onto the ice cream. Place the remaining Nanaimo bar pieces on top. Cover and place in the freezer for at least 3 hours.
When it is time to eat, dish up and try and not eat it all!
Did you see those amazing chunks in there!!! This ice cream was so good and really hit the spot. It was a great Canadian ice cream that is on our list to make again and again.
Don't you love how simple it was too, I know it makes me happy how easy it is. Plus you know exactly what goes into it. No artificial colouring or ingredients, just straight good stuff that you can pronounce the name.
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer, we have been pretty lucky with how the weather is right now. We have lots of fun stuff planned for the rest of the summer and can't wait to share our adventures with everyone!
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