A delicious chocolate ice cream and fruit alternative to the traditional English hot plum pudding, also known as Australian Christmas pudding. Kids love it. Any dried or glace fruits can be used or you can use fruit mince as well. You can use a pudding basin or a bundt pan for this recipe.
125g glace pears, finely chopped
125g glace apricots, finely chopped
60g glace cherries, chopped
40g sultanas or raisins
60ml brandy or rum
1 litre good-quality chocolate icecream, softened
fresh or frozen mixed berries, to serve
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Directions Preparation:30min › Ready in:30min
Combine the glace and dried fruits with the brandy in a medium bowl. Cover and stand overnight.
Next day, mix the dried fruit mixture with the ice cream until thoroughly combined. Spoon into a 1.5 litre (6-cup) pudding basin or mould. Cover with foil and freeze overnight.
To serve, stand mould in hot water for 10 seconds to loosen the ice cream then turn onto serving platter. Garnish with berries.