Millionaire’s ice cream bombe

Festive dessert recipes

49 Recipes

Sweet treats for the Christmas season, including puddings, pies, trifle and cheesecake.

Millionaire’s ice cream bombe

4.75

(5 ratings)

This spectacular Christmas showstopper is covered in crunchy Maltesers and makes for an enticing alternative pudding to end your festive feast
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Caramel chocolate log

3.75

(1 rating)

This fabulous gluten-free cake has a festive spiced cream and dulce de leche filling - drizzle with white chocolate for an extra-special end to a Christmas dinner party
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Chocolate orange cheesecake

5

(1 rating)

This decadent, make-ahead dessert is perfect for a festive dinner party or buffet, with a zesty cream cheese filling and dark chocolate biscuit base
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Alaskan yule log

0

(0 ratings)

Arctic roll meets baked Alaska in this ice cream filled chocolate log topped with meringue - an impressive dessert to make ahead for a dinner party
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Lime semifreddo cheesecake

5

(5 ratings)

This attractive frozen dessert can be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months - perfect to get ahead for a Christmas dinner party
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate, orange & hazelnut cake

5

(2 ratings)

You'd never guess that this spectacular dessert is dairy-free, decorated with a zesty ganache using orange juice instead of cream...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate meringue Mont Blanc cake

5

(1 rating)

This towering cake has layers of chocolate sponge, meringue and chestnut cream - a stunning centrepiece for a festive dinner party
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Pineapple & ginger Pavlova

5

(3 ratings)

Pile whipped cream and charred pineapple on a meringue base to create a stunning dinner party dessert which you can make ahead
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Christmas cake soufflés

0

(0 ratings)

Turn leftover fruitcake or Christmas pudding into these individual hot desserts, served with warm caramel sauce to pour into each pot
  • 35 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

4.583335

(3 ratings)

Give the classic chocolate Bûche a makeover with festive flavours of ginger, cinnamon, treacle and golden syrup and creamy butter icing
  • 47 mins
  • More effort

Chestnuts in Cointreau & orange syrup

0

(0 ratings)

These chestnuts in scented syrup are delicious spooned over ice cream or whipped cream and mascarpone for a seasonal treat
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas pudding ice cream

5

(1 rating)

Use up leftover Christmas pudding in this tasty frozen treat from BBC Good Food reader Jo Langley
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Boozy chocolate bombes

4.35

(5 ratings)

Showstopping individual coffee sponges with hidden mousse, and a Baileys and white chocolate topping - stunning!
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Cranberry & orange meringue pie

4.375

(4 ratings)

The creamy, citrus filling in this pie contrasts wonderfully with the sweet, fluffy meringue - a sure-fire showstopper
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Iced choca-mocha terrine

3.125

(2 ratings)

This striking dessert is based on a classic tiramisu, but uses chocolate mini rolls as sponges, and is set in an ice cream loaf to be served in slices
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

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