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Easy fruitcake ice cream

Recipe from: 10 January 2014
recipes ice cream fruit cake desserts

Ingredients 9
Servings 10
Time 00:50


  • 2
    softened (soft serve consistency) creamy vanilla ice-cream
  • 250
    mixed fruit (cake mix)
  • 75
    green glace cherries - halved
  • 75
    red glace cherries - halved
  • 80
    maraschino cherries plus 3 T (45 ml) of the syrup - halved
  • 60
    mixture of old brown sherry, brandy or rum
  • 200
    mixed luxury nuts (unsalted)
  • zest of 1 large orange
  • zest of 1 large lemon


Soak the mixed fruit and cherries in the alcohol and maraschino syrup for 30 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, fold all the ingredients including the soaking liquid into the softened ice-cream. Mix until well combined.

Work quickly tough. Don’t let the ice-cream get too soft or all the ingredients will sink to the bottom when freezing.

Line two 10 x 25 cm loaf tins with cling film.

Spoon mixture into the loaf tins and neatly spread out.

Pop into the freezer for at least 3 hours or until ready to serve. Best to make 1 day before if possible.

Makes +- 10 slices for loaf.

Delicious served as is. Garnish with left over nuts. Yummy mopped up with wafers too!

Recipe reprinted with permission of BitsofCarey. To see more recipes, click here.

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