Cheat's Christmas Pudding

Here's a frozen pudding with all the flavours of Christmas, but much better suited for our hot climate. SpinneysFOOD Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream is the perfect choice for this recipe
Cheat's Christmas Pudding
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Cheat's Christmas Pudding
December 19, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 20 minutes (plus freezing time)
Cooking Time 8 minutes
Serves 8
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra


110g spinneysFOOD Fine Grain White Sugar
250ml spinneysFOOD Bottled Drinking Water
100g raisins or dried fruit cake mix
100g dried cranberries
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Cinnamon
1 tsp ground mixed spices
100g glazed cherries
100g pecan nuts or almonds, toasted and chopped
2L spinneysFOOD Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream

To serve

Fresh cherries (frozen till they take on a frosted look)
spinneysFOOD Super Fine Icing Sugar


  • 1

    Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan over a low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil for 1 minute.

  • 2

    Place the dried fruit, spices, glazed cherries and nuts in a bowl and pour over the sugar mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes or until the fruit is plump. Drain and allow to cool completely.

  • 3

    Stir the soaked fruit into the softened vanilla ice cream and spoon into a 1.75 litre-capacity pudding bowl lined with a muslin cloth or cling film.

  • 4

    Top with a round sheet of non-stick baking paper and freeze for 4 hours or overnight until set.

  • 5

    To unmould, briefly dip in hot water then turn upside down onto a cake stand. Top with the frozen cherries and dust with the icing sugar.