Sponge Toffee Ice Cream

Sponge toffee can be dipped in chocolate for a home-made crunchy treat.  It can also be mixed with ice cream to make a sponge toffee ice cream.

*You can use a candy thermometer or a simple trick: take a spoon and drop a tiny drizzle of the mixture into a bowl of water – if it crystalizes, you’ve reached the hard crack stage.

Easy, Moderate, Complex


  • 1 cup sugar (250 ml)
  • 1 cup corn syrup (250 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla (15 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda (15 ml)


  1. Combine sugar, syrup, and vanilla in a medium-sized saucepan.  Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Continue to cook to 300 ˚F (hard crack stage*), about 10 minutes.
  3.  Remove from heat, using a wooden spoon, stir in baking soda quickly (it will become frothy).  Pour into an 8 x 8 in (20 x 20 cm) pan, lined with parchment paper and buttered.
  4. Let cool for about 30 minutes and break into pieces.