Vegemite ice cream divides nation

Vegemite ice cream pops. Source: Vegemite Twitter

An announcement that Vegemite ice cream would soon be available, got people talking around Australia.

The official Vegemite Twitter account made the announcement by saying: “Brace yourselves Australia…it’s time for VEGEMITE Icy Poles.”.

It not yet clear if Vegemite will be releasing the ice creams into stores, or if they just wanted to share the fanciful creation with avid fans.

Following the news, Vegemite released a recipe for interested consumers to make their own version of the ice cream.

The Twitter announcement received mixed reviews with some people saying they welcomed the idea, while others suggested there would be nothing worse.

The recipe to make the Vegemite ice cream is below if you do feel so inclined.


-2/3 cup caster sugar

-½ cup cocoa

-¼ cup honey

-Two tablespoons Vegemite

-Three teaspoons cornflour

-One teaspoon vanilla

-One cup milk

-One cup thickened cream, whipped


  1. Combine in a saucepan the sugar, cocoa, honey, Vegemite, corn flour and milk.
  2. Whisk over a medium heat until the mixture is smooth, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently until slightly thickened and custard like.
  3. Remove from the heat, pour into a heat proof bowl and chill.
  4. Fold the whipped cream through the chilled custard mixture then pour into popsicle moulds. Freeze until firm.




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