3 nostalgic ice cream desserts we’ll never get enough of

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3 nostalgic ice cream desserts we'll never get enough of

Ice cream is a treat that’s loved by everyone and reminds of us of our best summers – past and present. We look back at some classic ice cream treats and let you in on how you can win 1 of 15 Polaroid cameras to capture more memories this summer and beyond when you purchase Woolworth real dairy ice cream.

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If the best memories are made in summer, then ice cream is the supporting cast. A scoop of your favourite ice cream can instantly transport you to beach days with friends, school holidays visiting relatives and even a day full of adventure at a theme park or zoo. Share your best ice cream memories and stand a chance to win 1 of 15 Polaroid cameras

Read the competition terms and conditions here.

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There’s nothing like a good old sugar cone filled with a soft scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. Adults and kids alike cannot resist this creamy chilled dessert. You don’t need to go to a fancy ice cream parlour to sample your favourite flavours – Woolworths’ range of real dairy ice cream is made using real full cream, full cream milk and butter and flavoured with real chocolate pieces, caramel, peanut butter and more. The real dairy ice creams are developed to maintain their creamy texture without icicles forming or the fat separating so you’re guaranteed perfect scoops every time.

Need some inspiration? Here are our favourite nostalgic ice cream treats:

1. Loaded berry float

Ice cream floats remind us of birthday parties at a popular South African steak and burger chain. A vibrant green fizzy drink was topped with generous scoops of vanilla ice cream and we all watched in awe as the staff sang Happy Birthday to us as the sparklers twinkled atop the drink. This is an elevated berry version of the ice cream float using Woolworths real dairy strawberries and cream ice cream and berry sauce. Top it with sparkling non-alcoholic cranberry Cosmo and you’re set!

Get the recipe for loaded berry float here.

2. Popcorn caramel ice cream

Sunday roast wasn’t complete without dessert served in mom’s (or grandma’s) best dessert bowls. These vintage bowls and glasses tinted in retro mustards and browns were always filled with healthy scoops of ice cream, custard and stewed fruit. We bet you wished there was more chocolate as a kid, though. Reinvite this classic dessert – drizzle chocolate sauce over Woolworths triple caramel dairy ice cream and sprinkle over caramel popcorn. Serve with chocolate wafers, sharing is optional.

Get the recipe for popcorn caramel ice cream here.

3. Old-school banana split

Banana splits were always a treat as a kid. Month-end Saturdays spent shopping ended with a big bowl of ice cream at the mall food court. Remake this memorable dessert with real dairy cream, flaked almonds, caramelised bananas and your favourite toppings – some treats don’t need too much reinventing, they’re classics for a reason.Banana split

Get the recipe for old-school banana split here.

We can’t wait to read all your nostalgic and happy ice cream memories.

Photograph: Jan Ras
Recipes: Brita du Plessis
Food assistant: Josh van Zyl

The Woolworths real dairy ice cream is made using real dairy (full cream milk,  full cream, and butter) to keep the spirit of your best summer memories alive one scoop at a time. Available in 10 flavours, there’s something for everyone – keep it simple with vanilla or stay on trend with the ‘cool kids’ with a scoop of Tin Roof ice cream.




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