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Christmas pudding ice cream with holly garnish, surrounded by fresh strawberries, with holly and a Christmas star in the background
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5 from 1 vote

Christmas pudding ice cream

This Christmas pudding ice cream is super easy to make, tastes delicious and is the perfect festive treat for hot, or not so hot climates.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Freezing time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian, Christmas, Festive
Keyword: Christmas pudding, ice cream Christmas pudding, plum pudding ice cream
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 large container (68oz or 2 litres) good quality vanilla ice cream
  • 1 whole Christmas pudding (1.6lbs or 750gms)
  • 1 - 2 sloshes brandy *optional


  • Mix ice cream and Christmas pudding together in a large bowl.  An a slosh or two of brandy to the pudding as you mix it (optional). Don’t add to much or your mix won’t freeze
  • Put pudding and ice cream mix into a pudding shaped bowl lined with cling film and put in freezer to firm up
  • To serve flip it onto a plate and carefully pull off cling wrap
  • Decorate if you like with edible glitter. Delicious on its own or with some cold custard or brandy butter.


I like to use a matured Christmas Pudding for this recipe but that's personal preference, un matured will work to.  
The brandy is optional, you can leave it out if you prefer.
If using the brandy do not add more than a couple of shots in total or the ice cream won't freeze properly.
Remember it will start to melt a soon as you take it out of the freezer so don't serve until the last minute and put into a pre-frozen plate.