This ice cream is a seriously addictive treat packed with Christmassy flavours and a bit of “bite” due to the dried fruits. I have a confession: I don’t like Christmas pudding, but I really do like this one! One more thing, due to the alcohol in it, the ice cream will not freeze completely solid which makes it easier to scoop.

 

Here's what you'll need...

  • 200g dried mixed fruits
  • 5tbsp dark rum
  • 600ml double cream
  • 3 large free range egg yolks
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp ground ginger
  • ¼tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼tsp ground cloves

What you'll need to make our Christmas Pudding Ice Cream

 

Christmas Pudding Ice Cream in a bowl with a spoon and festive foliage

 

Christmas Pudding Ice Cream in a bowl with a spoon and festive foliage

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  • 1

    Put the dried fruits into a shallow bowl, add the rum, cover and leave to soak over night. The next day, drain the rum and put the fruits aside.

    Dried fruits for Christmas pudding ice cream

  • 2

    Put the double cream into a saucepan and add the spices and bring the mix to a boil whilst stirring.Double cream in a saucepan with spices

  • 3

    Take the cream off the heat.

    Now beat the egg yolks and sugar together until light, fluffy and doubled in size.

    Beat the egg yolks and sugar together with a hand whisk

  • 4

    Continue to whisk the mix and slowly add the hot cream.

    Beat the egg yolks and sugar together with a hand whisk

  • 5

    Return the mix to the saucepan and warm over a low heat whilst continuously stirring.

    Christmas pudding ice cream mixture in a saucepan

  • 6

    Keep heating the mix until it thickens and is coating the back of a wooden spoon and then pour the custard into a bowl and cover with cling film ON THE CUSTARD to prevent it from forming a skin.

    Christmas pudding ice cream mixture in a covered bowl

  • 7

    Chill for 2 hours then pour the chilled custard into your ice cream maker and churn for 20 minutes.

    Chilled Christmas pudding ice cream mixture in an ice cream maker

  • 8

    Now add the dried fruits and churn for a further 5 minutes.

    Adding dried fruit to an ice cream maker

  • 9

    Transfer all to a freeze-proof container and freeze for 4 hours before serving.

    Christmas pudding ice cream in a bowl with a spoon

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By Carole Poirot on 24.12.19

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