How to Make a Simple Festive Ice Cream


Festive Ice Cream!

Are you looking for a festive dessert to finish off your Christmas meal?  Want an alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding?  

Well, we have an easy to make festive ice cream that is delicious on its own or to accompany a mince pie or two!

To be honest, we have a difference of opinion over what our Christmas dessert should be.  Two family members love a traditional Christmas pudding and two of us prefer something a little lighter!  

We have tried different ice creams but have never found one that seemed to have that extra special ‘Christmassy’ taste!  After a little thought and some experimentation, we have a great ice cream that ticks all those festive boxes!

Simple and Quick Recipe

Festive Ice Cream from Witty Hoots

Make or buy some simple vanilla ice cream and add a teaspoon of cinnamon and  a pinch of nutmeg.

Next add some candied peel and mix into the ice cream.  Gently stir into the ice cream and then pop back into the freezer until you need it.

For added decadence this Christmas add some crushed dark chocolate.

Then, take a jar of apple sauce and add stir in a quarter teaspoon of some ginger and cinnamon.

Add a spoonful of the apple sauce to the ice cream when you serve.

The citrus taste of the candied peel cuts through the richness and adds texture to the dessert as well!

We love this and we plan on having this on Christmas Day!


More Festive Feast Ideas

Check out the Festive Eats and Treats below for more great ways to enjoy the build-up to Christmas Day!

Teach Me Mommy shares Spiral Lollipop Cookies – Add these spiral cookies to popsicle sticks and you have a pretty and yummy treat, perfect for class parties!

Freshly Planted shares Gluten-Free Orange-Cranberry Dip – An easy, gluten-free dip for the holidays!

Also try this ice cream with our delicious carrot and date cake!

Rainy Day Mum shares her Christmas Mince Pies – These no roll pastry easy simple mince pies are ideal to make with kids from toddler up. An extra bonus they taste amazing!

Tales of Beauty for Ashes shares Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies – If you like peanut butter and chocolate, then these cookies will become your new favourite addiction. With a surprise inside the chocolate cookie, it’s bound to convince even the pickiest cookie eaters.

Kitchen Counter Chronicle shares Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Frosting – A yummy hot chocolate recipe!

Article refreshed by Maria for more festive ideas check out our CREATE section.

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