The addition of Baileys, Cointreau and dark chocolate make this recipe one for the adults to enjoy.


  • 1.5 litre good-quality vanilla ice cream

  • 1 – 500g good-quality plum pudding

  • ¼ cup glace cherries, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup sultanas

  • ¼ cup de-hydrated raspberries

  • ¼ cup chopped dates

  • ¼ cup slithered roasted almonds

  • 30mls (2 Tbsp) Baileys Irish cream liqueur

  • 30mls (2 Tbsp) Cointreau

  • 150gr (2/3 cup) dark chocolate pieces

  • 45mls water

  • Whipped cream

  • Mixed fresh berries for garnish


  • 1.

    Remove the pudding and chop up into small pieces.

  • 2.

    Tip the ice cream into a large bowl and chop coarsely with a spoon.

  • 3.

    Add the pudding and dried fruits and nuts to the ice cream, then add the liqueurs, mix gently until combined, but don’t over-mix

  • 4.

    Spoon the mixture into eight moulds (¾ cup/180ml capacity). Or 1 large 2 litre, stainless steel bowl.

  • 5.

    Cover and freeze overnight or until firm.

  • Make a chocolate sauce :

  • 1.

    Gently melt the chocolate with the water, over a double boiler.

  • 2.

    To serve dip the pudding bowl/s into warm water to loosen the edge

  • 3.

    Place pudding on plate

  • 4.

    Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, and nixed fresh berries on the side

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Posted by KellyReport
do you think I could use sticky date pudding instead of plum pudding ?
Posted by bezReport
Sounds great I might just make a large one and scoop it into bowls who knows how many there will be Christmas Day?
Posted by Sandi15Report
i'm not a fan of plum pudding so i used a chocolate cake with brandy and it was yum would make it again
Posted by allyjReport
awesome receipe just the right desert for the warm xmas day we are going to have
Posted by Anita44Report
looks great, will be putting this on my christmas menu.... thanks
Posted by Jeanette19Report
This sounds easy enough for even me to try!
Posted by Maria135Report
omg this recipe sounds so great. Guess what l am making for christmas dessert.