Berries, Yogurt Ice Cream and Macadamia Crunch


  • 1/4 cup (35g) macadamias, chopped, roasted
  • 1 tbs cacao nibs (from health food shops)
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, toasted, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, toasted, crushed
  • 1 tsp bee pollen (optional)
  • 250g strawberries, larger ones halved
  • 125g each blueberries and raspberries


  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 tbs runny honey
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 600g Greek yoghurt


1. For the yoghurt ice cream, place thyme, sugar, honey, lemon zest and 1/3 cup (80ml) water in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook, without stirring, for 5 minutes to develop flavour. Strain through a fine sieve into a heatproof bowl and cool. Whisk yoghurt into cooled syrup, transfer to an ice cream machine and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions until thick but soft enough to spoon into a container. (Alternatively, pour into a shallow container and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen at edges. Remove from freezer and, in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk to combine. Return to container and refreeze. Repeat 2 or 3 times.) Transfer to a container and freeze for 4 hours or until firm.

2. Meanwhile, combine macadamias, cacao nibs, fennel, cumin, bee pollen, if using, and 1/4 tsp salt flakes in a bowl. Divide berries among serving bowls, top with a scoop of yoghurt ice cream and sprinkle with macadamia mixture.

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Recipe inspiration from our friends at Delicious magazine.