Home-made alfajor-inspired ice cream

Three weeks in Argentina whetted my appetite for alfajores. 6 months later, I decided to throw lots of ingredients into a bowl in the hope that they resembled ice cream made in the style of an alfajor – and I think it kinda worked.


You may have read a previous post of mine, explaining the alfajor. They come in all sorts of formats, but my favourite was the dulce de leche alfajor – two biscuits sandwiched together with a layer of dulce de leche (sweetened milk heated into a caramel) and covered in chocolate.

Turning this into ice cream? Simples. DdL – check. Biscuit – check. Chocolate – check.

Dulce de leche alfajore ice cream

My home-made dulce de leche alfajor ice cream. It is seriously delicious, if I do say so myself.


Can condensed milk or tub of ready made dulce de leche

3 egg yolks (make sure they are fresh – you are going to eat these raw and we don’t want any grannies to die)

300ml tub double cream

180g shortbread biscuits, chopped/crumbled

160g bag Dairy Milk caramel nibbles


  1. Prepare the dulce de leche by boiling the can of condensed milk – a la this method. This will take around 3 hours. You obviously don’t need this step if you are using ready made dulce de leche.
  2. In a bowl, place the 3 egg yolks and beat with a fork.
  3. Add the tin of prepared dulce de leche and blend. Use a hand blender to get rid of any lumps.
  4. Add the double cream, biscuit crumbs and caramel nibbles.
  5. Place into a tupperware and freeze overnight, stirring occasionally.
  6. Eat, enjoy, and then promise yourself to go for a run tomorrow. I am eating this now while I am writing and it’s not even midday: a healthy breakfast.
Dulce de leche ice cream

Chocolate dulce de leche ice cream in Argentina

Argentinian alfajore

Argentinian alfajore

Everyone that knows me will say that I am like a child when eating ice cream: I get it all round my mouth, and I am completely clueless. I decided not to show to photo after this one…


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3 Responses to Home-made alfajor-inspired ice cream

  1. Wise decision Bex! I’ve never seen a kid with that much ice cream around their mouth! I enjoyed recalling that afternoon and I’m gutted I’m not around in the UK to taste your ice cream. Send some to New Zealand???
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    • BeccaHills

      Ari I think I made this because I miss you so much! Just like the trips to Golden CottageExpressSpot. X

  2. Mum

    Well, after you sounded so enthusiastic about making some for friends last weekend I felt inspired to have a go. I missed out the biscuit but didn’t want to make meringues or waste the whites, so I whisked them and incorporated them into the mixture. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Perhaps it will be like most of my ice-cream – tastes good once you have got a saw to get it out of the tub. Having said that, the last stuff I made had sweet dessert wine in it which was a big mistake, and Dad has only just managed to finish it…….brave man.

    Mum XXX

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