Monday, January 14, 2008

That's Cheating!

Here's an ice-cream recipe from the December issue of delicious. magazine. It's totally a cheat's version; quick, simple and yummy! The flavour was a little too strong for my taste but I'll do it again next year with a couple less fruit mince pies. As you can see from the picture, layering it with plain vanilla ice-cream works well too. If you like cookies-and-cream ice-cream you'll probably like this one.


Basically you take two litres of good quality vanilla ice-cream and let it soften a little. Then grab about 9 fruit mince pies and throw them, along with the ice-cream into a blender or food processor. Give it a whizz so that the pies are broken up and the ice-cream is good and smooshed without getting too runny. Put it into a container and stick it back in the freezer for about 4-5 hours. I didn't make the whole two litres worth, just a quarter or so of that was fine for us. For what it's worth, I think it would be fabulous with some sort of chocolate sauce!

3 comments:

Claire said...

Well, I don't know what fruit mince pies are but this kind of sounds like a dessert that my brother LOVES! You take a thing of ice cream, a thing of cool whip (a convenience form of whipped cream), and crushed up oreos...stir it all together and then refreeze. It's really good!

Chantalle said...

MMMMmmmmm. My mum makes one like this with Xmas pudding mixed through. That's good too! Icecream has always been one of those things I've been quite happy to let other people do, it's such a lot of mucking around to do yourself!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

That sounds like my kind of ice-cream, Claire! Fruit mince pies are very English - they are small sweet shortcrust pastry pies filled with 'fruit mince' - a mix of dried fruits, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and some sort of alcohol (usually brandy or rum). I think they are called Christmas pies in some countries

YUM, Chantalle. I love cake smooshed in ice-cream normally but that sounds great!