Have a 'Merry McCormick Christmas' and swap your traditional plum pudding for something cold, whilst still deliciously sweet and decadent.


  • 2 Litre’s vanilla ice cream

  • 500g dark fruit cake, roughly chopped

  • 1 tsp McCormick ground allspice

  • 3 Tbsp golden syrup

  • 100g Glaced Cherries, roughly chopped. Reserve a bit for garnish

  • 100g Golden Syrup

  • 100g Amaretti biscuits, crushed


  • 1.

    Remove ice cream from freezer and allow soften and cut fruitcake into small cubes.

  • 2.

    In a large bowl fold spices, cherries and cake cubes into softened ice cream, fold until well mixed and paste like.

  • 3.

    Place mix in a large loaf tin lined with baking paper, smooth top and cover with plastic wrap. Return to freezer overnight to set firm.

  • 4.

    Remove plastic wrap and turn cake onto a serving plate.

  • 5.

    Drizzle with golden syrup and top with crushed biscuits and remaining cherries.

  • 6.

    Cut ice cream into slices and serve with extra golden syrup.

  • Note:

  • 1.

    Adults Only - add 2 Tablespoons Liqueur (cointreau, brandy, rum) to step 3 when mixing all ingredients in to add extra depth of flavour to your ice-cream. 

  • 2.

    20 minutes preparation time plus overnight freezing

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 599kj
  • Fat Total 23g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Protein 7g
  • Carbohydrate 94g
  • Sugar 47g
  • Sodium 261mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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