This Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Sauce is just perfect poured over ice cream as a really quick but delicious festive dessert, or as a homemade gift
"Wow, that actually smells just like a Christmas Pudding!"... high praise indeed, and guess what - it tastes just like a Christmas Pudding too. If you're in need of a crowd-pleasing festive dessert but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, you can't go wrong with this super-speedy ice cream sauce.
This is simply a (slightly boozy) toffee sauce, with all the best bits of a Christmas pudding piled into it - sultanas, dried figs, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and brandy. It will take you less than 10 minutes to make, but is memorably good poured (still warm) over a good-quality vegan vanilla ice cream. After a large-ish lunch I'm not often in the mood for a heavy pudding with custard, but somehow there's always a little bit of room for a scoop of ice cream.
Festive Ice Cream Sauce
This would also make a really lovely homemade gift, poured into a sterilised jar and tied with a pretty ribbon. It will keep for a few months in the fridge.
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Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Sauce
- 50 g dairy-free margarine
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 125 g light brown sugar
- 100 ml dairy-free cream (oat or soya)
- 2 tbsp golden syrup or black treacle
- ½ tsp salt
- 50 g raisins
- 25 g chopped dried figs or dates
- zest of 1 orange
- 50 ml brandy or sherry
- Melt the margarine in a saucepan, and add the cinnamon and nutmeg and stir well to ensure there are no lumps.
- Add all the remaining ingredients (except the brandy or sherry), and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
- Remove from the heat, stir through the brandy or sherry, and leave to cool - it will thicken as it cools.
- Serve - for instance over vegan ice cream, scattered with chopped pecan nuts. The sauce will keep in an airtight tub or jar in the fridge for two months.
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