170ml carton of Cream 150ml/¼ pint Milk 3 Egg Yolks 125g/4oz Shamrock Organic Caster Sugar 75g/3oz Shamrock Luxury Fruit Mix 2 tablespoons Dark Rum/Brandy Rind of 1 Orange or Clementine 1 Vanilla Pod 1 Cinnamon Stick Good pinch Mixed Spice


  1. Place dried fruit, rind and brandy in a bowl, leave to sit. Overnight if possible.
  2. Place cream, milk, vanilla seeds, pod, cinnamon stick and mixed spice in a saucepan, bring just to a simmer, take off heat and leave to infuse.
  3. Whisk yolks and sugar together until pale and creamy, strain infused mixture onto eggs, stirring to combine. Place mixture back into a clean saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until mixture coats the back of spoon. Leave to cool completely before placing in ice cream machine or container in freezer.
  4. When ice cream is nearly frozen, add fruit mixture and continue to churn until frozen.



If you don’t have an ice cream machine, freeze in a pre- chilled metal bowl covered in freezer, removing every couple of hours to whisk and re freezing until thick and smooth.


For more great Christmas Recipes from Odlums try our Classic Christmas Recipes book