Friday, December 15, 2006

Berry ice cream pudding

Berry ice cream pudding

I tried to bake a cake using artificial sweetener instead of sugar - a total DISASTER! It was the ugliest cake I'd ever seen in my entire life...
It would be impossible to prepare another sugarfree dessert in time - I had made Eton mess - and I started panicking; some of my readers know I'm a bit of a drama queen sometimes. :D
I suddenly remembered a Donna Hay magazine I received as a gift and it was my salvation: I saw this beautiful dessert, inspired by the traditional Christmas pudding, that called for vanilla ice cream and frozen berries - everything I had in my freezer!

I served it with a passion fruit syrup I had made for the cake.

The recipe below was taken from Donna Hay Magazine - issue 24. I didn't measure the ingredients precisely because of the amount of ice cream I had (less than 1 liter).

Berry ice cream pudding

Berry ice cream pudding
from Donna Hay magazine

2 liters store-bought vanilla ice cream, softened – I used diet, since one of my guests can’t have any sugar
185g frozen raspberries
185g frozen blueberries

Place the ice cream and the berries in a large bowl and mixture well to evenly distribute the berries.
Cover a loaf pan - or any other pan you prefer - with plastic and spoon the ice cream over it. Make it as even as possible.
Cover with plastic and place in the freezer for 3 hours.
Unmold, take the plastic off and serve with the syrup of your liking.

Serves 6

Berry ice cream pudding

6 comments:

Kristen said...

That looks so interesting! My family is full of ice cream fans and we always top it with berries. This cake would be a hit, and it looks pretty easy. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Helene said...

I love raspberries and fresh cream! This would be a great end to a holiday dinner!

Anonymous said...

Ooo, this sounds like a super refreshing dessert. I want to try!

I've been hearing a lot about Donna Hay lately. I really have to get a hold of one of her books or her magazine!

Ari (Baking and Books)

T.W. Barritt said...

How beautiful and so easy to put together. And it looks so festive!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Kristen, this recipe saved my life! lol
It's quite simple, but the effect is nice. I'm glad you liked it!

Helene, how nice of you to stop by, tks!
Raspberries are my favorite berries, I love them too!

Ari, I'm a huge fan of Donna's - I think you'll like her recipes!

T.W., it was quick and easy. And it looked like a million bucks! ;D

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