Christmas Ice Cream Pudding

Simply dreamy, simply easy! 

What you need

  • 2 cups of dried mixed fruit
  • ¾ cup of toasted almonds
  • 1½ tsp of mixed spice
  • 2 litres (4 pints) of low-fat soft scoop ice cream
  • 60 ml (2 fld oz) of apple juice or brandy

How to make it  

  1. Place fruit in a large mixing bowl, pour over the apple juice or the brandy and leave covered for a few hours for the fruit to soak this up. 
  2. Add the almonds and mixed spice to the fruit mixture
  3. Fold in the ice cream (you may need to bring this out of the freezer for a little while for it to soften sufficiently)
  4. Meanwhile line a large pudding basin (2-3 litre) with cling film.
  5. Once mixed, spoon the mixture into the pudding basin and firm it down.
  6. Cover with cling film and return to the freezer overnight.