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Mince Pie Ice Cream

By SamSelwood (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • (+Firming time in the freezer)
  • Easy
  • Serves 8
Infuse your Ice Cream base with your favourite Mince Pies to create this creamy, delicious Christmas dessert
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Ingredients

Mince Pie Ice Cream

  • 300ml Whipping Cream
  • 300ml Whole Milk
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 4-5 Shortcrust Mince Pies (depending on size)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Serving (optional)

  • 300ml Whipping Cream
  • 300ml Whole Milk
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 4-5 Shortcrust Mince Pies (depending on size)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Date Molasses
  • Ginger Biscuits (crumbled)
  • Pistachio Kernels (toasted and blitzed)
  • Poached Pears

Method

  • STEP 1
    If your Mince Pie pastry is a little on the soft side, refresh in an oven at 180C (fan) for 10 mins
  • STEP 2
    Heat Milk, Cream, half of the Caster Sugar and Vanilla paste in a saucepan over a medium heat. Heat until just starting to simmer then remove from the heat.
  • STEP 3
    Meanwhile, blitz Mince Pies, Salt and Spices in a food processor until the mix resembles a course crumble (if you blitz too fine the pastry will over-thicken your custard).
  • STEP 4
    Add the Mince Pie mixture to the Milk and Cream, then leave to cool and infuse for half an hour.
  • STEP 5
    In a clean bowl, cream together the Egg Yolks and the other half of the Caster Sugar with an electric whisk, until light and fluffy.
  • STEP 6
    Pass the Mince Pie/Custard mix through a sieve and return to the heat until just simmering again, before gradually and slowly adding it to the creamed Egg Yolks, whisking all the time with a hand whisk.
  • STEP 7
    Return to the heat in a saucepan and reduce to a thick custard, again whisking all the time. Once it clings to the back of your spoon and leaves a trail when you drizzle it, remove from the heat.
  • STEP 8
    Churn according to your Ice Cream Machine’s instructions before decanting into freezable containers and allowing to firm for a few hours before serving.
  • STEP 9
    Serve with crumbled Ginger Biscuits, Toasted Pistachios (or your favourite nut) and a drizzle of Date Molasses - fruitier than Treacle and reminiscent of a juicy Mince Pie filling.
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