Christmas pudding ice cream

Christmas pudding ice cream
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, plus freezing

Use leftover Christmas cake or Christmas pudding in this easy-to-make dessert recipe – made with shop-bought ice cream – that’s ready in 10 minutes.


  • 500ml tub ginger or vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 200g Christmas cake or Christmas pudding, cut into small cubes
  • 75g glacé cherries, roughly chopped
  • One ginger loaf cake
  • Orange zest and icing sugar to serve


  1. Slightly soften a tub of ginger or vanilla ice cream, tip into a large bowl and beat with a wooden spoon, until smooth.
  2. Fold in the orange juice, Christmas cake (or pudding) and glacé cherries.
  3. Transfer to a small freezerproof container and freeze until solid.
  4. Just before serving, heat a ginger loaf cake in the microwave on high for 45 seconds, until warm. Thickly slice into 6, divide between plates and top each with a big scoop of the ice cream. Dust with icing sugar and grate over a little orange zest to serve.


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