Hot Cross Bun Ice-Cream Sandwiches

It may seem counter-intuitive to make an ice-cream sandwiches with toasted Hot Cross Buns, but the caramelised crisp butter and sugar surface of the bun contrast so well with the ice-cream. The delight on little faces with just the mere mention of this concoction is worth it!


Orange Butter Cream:
  • 60g butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp grated orange zest


First press the vanilla ice-cream onto a tray about one centimetre thick and freeze overnight or until firm.

Make an Orange Butter Cream by mixing the butter with the sugar and orange zest.

Split the Hot Cross Buns in half and spread both cut sides with some sweet Orange Butter Cream. Grill the buttered side until toasted, about eight minutes. Allow to cool.

Use a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass with a diameter similar to your bun and cut out discs of ice-cream. Sandwich the buns together with the ice-cream and serve immediately.

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