Christmas pudding ice cream

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Christmas pudding ice cream

Not everyone is like my father and grandfather in their love of a slice of fried leftover Christmas pudding. If you’re looking at half a cold pudding and can’t face the frying pan or a slice warmed up in the microwave, here’s what to do. This ice cream takes a scant few minutes to whip up and is dangerously good. If you really want to go for it-and why should you not- pour some PX over the ice cream just before serving.


  • 180g leftover cold Christmas pudding
  • 75ml Pedro Ximénez
  • Grated zest of one clementine
  • 200ml condensed milk
  • 300ml double cream
Christmas pudding ice cream


  1. Crumble the Christmas pudding into a bowl and stir in the Pedro Ximénez and grated clementine zest. Leave to macerate for 15 minute.
  2. Pour the condensed milk and cream into a large mixing bowl and whisk to stiff peaks. Fold in the Christmas pudding.
  3. Spoon into a suitable container and freeze until hard-about 6-8 hours.
Christmas pudding ice cream