Using left over Christmas pudding to make an easy pudding ice cream is a refreshing alternative and makes a delicious festive dessert. Anytime I’ve served this dessert its gone down a treat. Buying a good quality ice cream saves time with preparation but you could also make your own using this recipe, omit the Kahlua and replace the pumpkin with Christmas pudding. Use individual pudding moulds for dinner parties or, use a large pudding mould for informal gatherings.
The new year is around the corner so I wish you all a very Happy New Year 2013 and hope it’s filled with health, happiness, lots of good times with friends and family and of course… delicious food!
Christmas Pudding Ice Cream
- 1 liter of good quality vanilla ice cream, softened
- 175g Christmas pudding, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
- silver degrees
- icing sugar
How to make: Before you start; chill the Christmas pudding (if not already in the fridge), bowls and utensils! Line individual pudding moulds (or large mould) with some cling-film, over lapping at the edges.
Place the ice cream, christmas pudding and nutmeg into a bowl and quickly mix until combined. Spoon into 6 (150ml) pudding moulds, cover with cling-film and place into the freezer for a couple of hours before serving.
To serve, turn out the christmas pudding ice-cream onto plates and remove the cling-film. Decorate with degrees and dust with some icing sugar, if desired.
This dessert can be made a couple of days in advance, before serving you might want to leave the dessert in the fridge for about 10 to 20 minutes (depending on size) to soften.
This post is part of the December photography challenge by Simone from Junglefrog Cooking, who is also hosting the Monthly Mingle from What’s for Lunch Honey by Meeta Wolff!
16 thoughts on “Christmas Pudding Ice Cream”
That looks delicious! If only I weren’t too lazy to make the pudding to start with 🙂
You could always try buying a good quality shop bought Christmas pudding, this would also work nicely! Thanks for stopping by and nice to hear from another Bahraini blogger! Best wishes for 2013! 🙂
What a great idea to use leftover Christmas pudding Moya! It does look delicious and indeed very festive! Wishing you all the best for 2013 too!
Thanks Simone, yes this is a favourite of mine during the festive season… no Christmas pudding goes to waste in our house! Best wishes for 2013! 🙂
A wonderful idea! Bet it tastes great too.
The Christmas pudding ice cream really does taste delicious and is a dessert that never fails to please! Best wishes for 2013 Lizzy! 🙂
Wow! What a great idea… My grandparents were Scottish so a big part of Christmas is always a plum pudding. It’s always been my dad’s favorite so I think I’ll save this and make him some for his birthday in the summer!
I am sure your Dad will be delighted with this delicious dessert for his birthday! Christmas pudding has good keeping qualities, nice to stash a little away for another time! Best wishes for the New Year 2013! 🙂
Ooh I did the same this year but with chocolate ice-cream. SO good! Happy New Year 🙂
Sounds delicious with the chocolate ice cream Nic, will have to try that one out! 🙂
Love this! Will definitely try it!
Hope you do give this recipe a try as it really is delicious! 🙂
I tried this recipe, it was so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing,
Thank you for trying the Christmas Pudding Ice cream recipe and so glad you enjoyed the delicious results! 🙂