It is thought that the Dutch name Speculaas comes from the latin 'speculum' that means mirror.
Traditionally speculaas biscuits are the mirror image of the carved wooden moulds they are baked in.
Windmill shaped speculaas biscuits are known throughout the whole world, as are male or female speculaas figurines.
These days speculaas biscuits can take any shape or form. But you can do so much more with speculaas spice than just making biscuits.
Find out more about the delicious dishes you can make using vandotsch speculaas spice mix.
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My wife Debbie claims that this is the simplest and most delicious speculaas ice cream recipe that you will ever need!
I concur, and so does everybody else who has eaten it so far.
What follows is an overview of the ingredients that Debbie used to make speculaas ice cream using vandotsch speculaas spiced biscuits, including:
Makes about ten portions (though five of us had no problem finishing it!)
- 300 ml double cream
- packet of 8 x meringue nests
- 175g crushed vandotsch speculaas biscuits
- whip the cream until thick but still soft
- roughly crush the meringues and fold into the cream
- roughly crush the biscuits into small pieces and mix into the mixture
- transfer into a loaf tin lined with cling film - make sure that there is enough overhang to bring the film up and over, sealing the top.
- freeze for at least 4 hours.
- serve on a platter as it is, with grated chocolate or raspberries.
How to make Debbie's speculaas ice cream with vandotsch speculaas spice infused biscuits
"Beware - it's highly addictive!"
The Speculaas Spice Master
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