Speculoos Spread

So, in order to make speculoos ice cream, you need spread. The spread from Trader Joe’s is not marked. Well, even if it was, it wouldn’t matter. It wouldn’t be entirely homemade if I used store bought spread now, would it? So I had to make my own speculoos spread. I used my food processor, and it worked. The consistency wasn’t perfect, but it still tasted great on top of waffles. And it still worked for my project, so it’s a win-win.

It’s recipes like these that make me want a VitaMix. I’m sure I would have been able to have a smoother consistency and silkier texture with one. Oh well, I make do with what I have.

This is one of the easiest things to make. Whir up the speculoos cookies, add some oil and flavors, and you’re done. Not much to it. It’s delicious on waffles with some vanilla ice cream, or even on some fruit.

The thing about coconut oil is that it is hard, unless it’s 76 degrees or more. Then it melts. So when I made this recipe, it was so hot in my kitchen that I didn’t have to melt the oil – it was already liquid. Score one for me, because I had one less step of work to do! Not that zapping in the microwave takes much time…

The original recipe called for some sugar, but these were sugary enough, so I omitted it.

 

Homemade Speculoos Spread, adapted from Seitan is my Motor:

Ingredients:

  • 150 grams speculoos cookies (I used 45 of the teeny ones I made)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (or 50 grams) refined coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon safflower oil (or another flavorless oil)

Directions:

1. Using your food processor, grind the cookies into a fine meal.

2. Melt the coconut oil and let cool down until luke warm.

3. Mix speculoos meal with the remaining ingredients except the safflower oil and transfer to a bowl. Stir in fat and oil. Mix until well combined. That’s it.

This spread will harden when stored in the fridge. You should take it out at least 30 minutes before serving, or microwave it for about 30 seconds.

  • Pragmatician

    a great idea, probably even fun to spread on bread or crackers.

  • melindakitchentested

    I am so glad you posted this recipe! I’ve been drooling over the speculos spread at TJ and now I can just make it myself!

  • http://joyofkosher.com/ Tamar Genger

    I also dream of a Vitamix – this seemed to work well though. 

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    I am still a bit lost what it speculoos exactly. I looked at the cookie recipe..it seems to me a form of a spice cookie? The recipe looks yummy, but I am uncertain as to what this is used for. The cookies, by the way, look amazing. I would love to make that recipe as ice cream sandwiches!

  • Hindy

    Thanks for posting this recipe! Been wanting to make this for a while!

  • Alessandra Rovati

    Confession: I always start my day with coffee and cookies. Looking forward to trying these….

  • Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn

    I want to make this but I’m afraid I’ll eat it all myself!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamiegeller1 Jamie Geller

    cool! would like to try this – in my free time :-)

  • LilMissCakes

    This seems simple, but I still have yet to find coconut oil.