Ice-Cream Christmas Pudding

“I usually make a boiled plum pudding for Christmas, but the year my mother died, I found I didn't have the Christmas spirit to make one in the weeks leading up to Christmas. I made this the night before Christmas, and it's been a favourite of ours since. I don't think you need Christmas as the excuse to eat it-just hot days and 8-10 people to eat it. Prep time doesn't include the standing time, or freezing overnight”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix fruits, rind liqueur and brandy in a large bowl and set aside for 20 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  2. Using a spoon, break up the ice-cream in a large bowl.
  3. Add the fruit mix, choc9oate bits and nuts to ice-cream; working quickly stir until well mixed.
  4. Line a 9-cup capacity pudding basin or bowl with plastic wrap.
  5. Spoon in the ice-cream mixture; smooth the surface.
  6. Cover with Plastic wrap; freeze over night.
  7. To serve, unmould and cut into wedges.
  8. Serve with chocolate sauce.
  9. Chocolate Sauce: Place water, cocoa, butter and sugar in a small pan.
  10. Stir over a low heat 4 minutes or until mixture boils and sugar is dissolved.
  11. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate.
  12. Stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth; stir in brandy.

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