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Close up scoop of feijoa ice cream with fresh feijoa, cut in half feijoa and sprig of feijoa leaves.
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5 from 2 votes

Feijoa ice cream

This feijoa ice cream is fresh, fruity and full of feijoa flavor. A great way to use a bountiful feijoa harvest and enjoy the fruit beyond feijoa season.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Plus chilling and freezing time.4 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Austalian, Kiwi, New Zealand
Keyword: feijoa, feijoa dessert, feijoa recipe, Passion fruit ice cream, pineapple guava


  • ice cream churner
  • immersion/stick blender or food processor


  • 2 cups scooped feijoa flesh
  • 1 - 2 whole feijoas
  • ½ cup (110gms) white sugar
  • 2 cups (500mls) thickened cream
  • ½ tablespoon (10gms) glucose syrup
  • ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice


  • Slice the feijoas in half lengthways and scoop out the flesh. You will need two cups of tightly packed feijoa flesh.
  • Blitz the feijoa flesh in the chopping bowl of an immersion/stick blender until smooth. Strain through a fine fine sieve and discard the seeds.
  • Slice the flow off two feijoas and chop into pieces. Blitz the feijoas, with skin until relatively smooth. Strain and add to rest of the feijoas. This step is optional but will significantly add to the feijoa flavor of the ice cream.
  • Put the strained feijoa flesh into a small pot. Heat on low, stirring often, for about twenty minutes, or until has reduced by at least 25% (so you have one and a half cups remaining).
  • Add the sugar, cream and glycose syrup to the pot. Continue to heat on low and stir well until combined and all the sugar and syrup has dissolved.
  • Allow to cool and transfer to a heatproof container. Juice the lime and add the lime juice. Mix well.
  • Chill in fridge for at least four hours, preferably overnight.
  • Put your storage container in the freezer to chill. If you are using a self refrigerating ice cream machine turn it on about ten minutes before churning. Other wise take your freezer bowl out of the fridge right before churning (see notes for how to make ice cream without an ice cream machine).
  • Churn the ice cream. Transfer to pre chilled container and freeze for about four hours, or until firm.
  • To serve remove from the freezer, scoop and enjoy!


To make the ice cream without an ice cream churner
  • Follow the steps to the churning stage.
  • Pour the ice cream into a freezer proof storage container and put into freezer.
  • Every hour or so remove ice cream from freezer and whisk quickly to break up lumps and icy edges.  
  • Repeat this three or four times or until ice cream is think and the approximate consistency of strained yogurt.
  • Once at this stage leave in freezer for a further hour or two to finish firming up.