ANZAC Ice Cream Sandwiches


Ingredients - makes 4


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp water
  • pinch salt


Ice-cream - Replace with store bought if desired

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence 
  • 4-5 figs diced 
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • pinch salt 



  1. Add cream, milk and figs to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat
  2. Meanwhile whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla together until combined
  3. Once the cream mixture is simmer slowly pour 2/3 into the egg mixture, whisking as you pour 
  4. Pour back into saucepan and add back to heat, cooking for 1 minute till thickened
  5. Line a freezer proof container with baking paper and pour ice-cream mixture through a sieve, ensuring you take out figs and add to mixture.
  6. Stir through golden syrup
  7. Add to the freezer and mix every hour till set.
  8. Meanwhile preheat oven to 140°C fan forced and line a tray with baking paper
  9. Sift flour into a large bowl and add oats, coconut and sugar
  10. Place butter, syrup and water in a saucepan and heat till melted, then pour in baking soda and combine
  11. Pour butter over flour mixture and mix till fully combined
  12. Create 1/2 tbsp balls from mixture and roll tightly
  13. Place on baking tray with even spacing and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  14. Once out of the oven carefully press down till desired biscuit thickness is achieved and set aside to cool
  15. When icecream is set cut out rounds a few sizes smaller than cookies and sandwich between two biscuits



In 2020, Amir had just resigned from his job as a Project Manager in Melbourne and was about to set off on the adventure of a lifetime – a year of travelling the world with his wife, Alicia. Then, a global pandemic happened. 

Amir returned to his job in the construction industry, and spent all of his spare time stuck at home in Melbourne’s strict COVID-19 lockdown. It was here that he reignited his passion for his first ever love, cooking. 

The fulfillment Amir experienced from his time spent in the kitchen prompted him to commence the running of zoom cooking classes with his friends. As a result Amir felt compelled to apply for MasterChef 2021. 

After 8 amazing weeks on the show, highs and lows, and meeting many great people along the way, Amir left the competition, and is pursuing his dream of educating people of the importance of food for a healthy body and mind.