A typical bombe is a culinary device intended to explode with deliciousness. Multiple layers of ice cream, fruit, nuts, and spirits, Yuletide Ice Cream Bombe is fueled with dynamite flavors.
Yuletide Ice Cream Bombe

Yuletide Ice Cream Bombe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
  • 20 fluid ounces (568 ml) heavy cream (double cream)
  • 15 ounces (411 g) fruit mincemeat
  • 4 Tablespoons rum or brandy (optional)
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
  • 3 ounces (75 g) shelled brazil nuts, roughly chopped
  • 3 ounces (75 g) deluxe dark chocolate
  • 3 ounces (75 g) deluxe white chocolate
  • angelica holly leaves
  • glace cherries or fruits or candies
  1. Lightly whip the cream.
  2. Stir in the mincemeat, rum or brandy, lemon and orange rind and juice and brazil nuts.
  3. Spoon into a 1.2 litre pudding basin, cover with cling film and freeze for 5 to 6 hours overnight.
  4. To serve, immerse the basin briefly in hot water and turn the ice cream out onto a serving plate.
  5. Melt the dark chocolate and spoon over the ice cream, allowing it to run down the sides. Return to freezer and set.
  6. Melt the white chocolate and spoon on top of the dark chocolate.
  7. Decorate with angelica holly leaves and glace cherries and return to the freezer. If desired, substitute angelica leaves with candies (M & Ms) and glace cherries with cape gooseberries and blueberries (as shown).
  8. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Slice with a heated knife.


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