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AlexisT Apr 14, 2010 11:49 AM

When I moved back to the US last year, I discovered that at some point during my absence, Haagen-Dazs had discontinued their Macadamia Brittle ice cream. I would dearly love to replicate it.

I can't seem to find a recipe, but I wonder--is there anything more to it than making macadamia brittle, chopping it up, and adding it to vanilla ice cream? (If I'm going to go to the trouble, I'll do homemade--truth be told, I like my version of vanilla better than H-D's.) If that's the case, I wouldn't say no to a great recipe for macadamia brittle, either...

Thanks!

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    gwendolynmarie Apr 14, 2010 02:18 PM

    Maybe you can order specially from their food service website? http://preview.haagendazs.com/foodservice.aspx

    A quick google gave me this:
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://ostwestwind.twoday.net/stories/5691926/

    As for making the brittle, no, that's all there is to it. If I had an ice cream maker, I'd just make macadamia brittle and add it to this recipe: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2009/08/caramelized_white_chocolate_ice.html#more
    Or, I'd add macadamia nuts to this:
    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews...

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      AlexisT Apr 14, 2010 02:56 PM

      Very interesting that it's still available foodservice--maybe I can hold out hope for a re-release or special edition! I know it's still available in some other countries.

      Good to know that's all it is--I think I'll try the original before adding white chocolate. I remember the Haagen-Dazs version having more caramel than the recipe posted above (which only has 1 Tb of sugar) but I've turned up some more promising recipes.

    2. goodhealthgourmet Apr 14, 2010 01:06 PM

      you can try this one:
      5secondrule.typepad.com/my_weblog/files/macadamia_brittle.pdf

      1. Cherylptw Apr 14, 2010 12:01 PM

        I don't have a recipe but just wanted to comment on Haggen Dazs..I can't believe they don't make Macadamia Nut anymore. I used to work at a Haggen Dazs in Manhattan near Bloomingdales in the late 70's. Macadamia nut (it wasn't called "brittle" back then) was my favorite and I probably ate more than I sold; it was also very popular. Your post made me realize how much I miss it now. I hope you get a recipe so I can try it too.

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