Christmas Recipes: Ice Cream Christmas Pudding

Jill Holtz

December 9, 2013

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This recipe for Ice Cream Christmas Pudding, adapted from From Brenda’s Kitchen by Brenda Costigan, makes a delicious alternative to the traditional pudding.

christmas-puddingMakes approx. 1.4 litres


1 x 220–350 g jar of good-quality mincemeat
2 or 3 tablespoons whiskey or orange juice
2 x 1 litre blocks/containers vanilla ice cream


Empty the mincemeat into a saucepan with the whiskey or orange juice. Cook gently over a moderate heat, stirring until the suet dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to get cold.

Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow it to soften just enough to mix it and stir in the cold mincemeat. Put it into a 1 3/4 litre (3 pint) pudding bowl or, failing that, a plastic container and immediately put it back into the freezer.

Freeze for at least 3 hours. To serve, take it out of the freezer and allow it to soften slightly in the fridge.

Related: Cider-brined Turkey with Maple Chilli Glaze and Mashed Potatoes with Crème Fraîche

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Published On: December 9th, 2013 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: November 3rd, 2019 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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