A tub of Coles Caramel and Macadamia Ice Cream on a kitchen bench.

Review Of Coles Caramel And Macadamia Ice Cream

Coles Caramel and Macadamia Ice Cream is part of the one-litre Irresistible range. There are limited options in Australian supermarket freezers for this flavour.

If you’re considering buying a tub, check out this review first. I look at whether it’s worth the money.

What is Coles Caramel and Macadamia Ice Cream?

A one-litre tub contains honeycomb and vanilla flavoured ice cream with ribbons of caramel. Roasted macadamias are dotted throughout the tub, adding a crunchy texture to the frozen dessert.

Holding a tub of Caramel Macadamia Ice Cream by Coles.
Getting ready to test it out.

Is the tub any good?

Coles Caramel and Macadamia Ice Cream is good ice cream that lovers of nutty desserts will appreciate. A sweet, creamy ice cream combines well with a lightly salted caramel sauce.

This tub provides consumers with good-quality ice cream at an affordable price. It bridges the gap between budget family and premium products.

Top-down photo of an unscooped, open tub of Coles Irresistible Caramel and Macadamia ice cream.
Sweet and creamy caramel ice cream.

If you prefer a more premium ice cream with a cleaner ingredient list, there are better options. The one-litre pack of Connoisseur Caramel Honey Macadamia is your best choice, but it’ll cost roughly double the price.

What are some similar products to try?

There are few mainstream Caramel and Macadamia ice cream brands in Australian supermarkets.

Consider Hinterland Caramel Macadamia 1L for a similar quality product. For better ice cream, choose Connoisseur Caramel Honey Macadamia 1L.

BrandContainsWhy choose it?
Connoisseur Caramel Honey Macadamia 1L6% honey roasted nuts and 5% honey sauce.With 30% cream, you get a creamier ice cream that’s a step up in quality.
Hinterland Caramel Macadamia 1L8.9% caramel and 4.3% macadamias.Similar to the Coles product, only higher milk fat content.
Coles Caramel & Macadamia 1L8% caramel ripple and 4.5% macadamia nuts.Excellent ice cream for the price.


  • Those who enjoy nutty ice cream will love this one.
  • A competitively priced product.
  • Easy to find in Coles supermarkets Australia-wide.
  • Made in Australia.


  • Not as creamy and smooth as competing brands.
  • A long ingredients list for a simple ice cream.
A partly eaten container of Coles Caramel and Macadamia ice cream.
It looks a lot like vanilla ice cream.

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The dairy ingredients in this tub include milk fat and milk solids.

Mixed through the tub is a caramel caramelised ripple, making up 8% of the dessert. Macadamia pieces comprise 4.5% of the ice cream’s ingredients.

Ingredients list: Dairy Ingredients (Cream and/or Butter, Milk Solids, Skim Milk Concentrate), Water, Sugar Syrup, Caramel Ripple (8%) [Caramelised Sugar, Water, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Thickener (1442), Natural Flavour, Salt, Acidity Regulator (270, 337), Vegetable Gum (415), Natural Colour (160a)], Glucose Syrup (From Wheat), Macadamia Pieces (4.5%), Emulsifiers (471, 477 Contains Palm), Vegetable Gums (412, 410), Natural Flavour, Natural Honeycomb Flavour (0.05%), Natural Colour (160a).

Milk fat

Milk fat plays an integral part in improving ice cream mouthfeel and consistency. More of it results in creamier, smoother ice cream commonly found in small-batch products.

Like all the Irresistible range, Coles Caramel and Macadamia ice cream contains 10% milk fat. That’s less than Hinterland Caramel Macadamia, which has 12.5%, or Connoisseur Caramel Honey Macadamia, with 13.5%.

An open pack of Coles Caramel & Macadamia with the lid leaning against the side.
This pack has 10% milk fat.

Nutrition information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. Coles Caramel and Macadamia Ice Cream 1L has 9.3g of saturated fat per 100g and 17.2g of sugar.

Number of servings: 10
Serving size: 72g

 Quantity per ServingQuantity per 100g
Fat, Total11.2g15.6g
Dietary Fibre1.3g1.8g

Read more: Check out the Coles Caramel and Macadamia Ice Cream page.

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