Christmas pudding and all it’s rich accompaniments are an acquired taste. Even though we absolutely love it, it seems there are many who go green at the very thought of it. We thought an alternative Christmas pudding would be handy.

This utter cheat still retains all the pomp and circumstance a Christmas pudding demands and is suitable for all those fussy Christmas pudding haters as well as any toothless guests – young or old. Who couldn’t resist a Chocolate covered Swiss Roll Ice Cream bombe?

When is a Christmas Pudding not a Christmas Pudding?

When it is a Morello Life Christmas Ice Cream Bombe.

A luscious chocolate pudding with a luscious ice cream and cherry centre.

What You Need

  • 1 large Chocolate Swiss Roll
  •  A tin of Princes Black or Red Cherry Filling (or fresh/frozen raspberries if you prefer)
  • Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream
  • A  bag of chocolate chips
  • 2 large bars of white chocolate melted
  • A spring of holly or a candle to decorate

What to Do

  1. Line a large glass bowl with clingfilm and make sure that there is lots of overhang for use later.
  2. Cut the Swiss roll into slices and line the bowl until the Swiss roll forms an inner layer on the bowl (see image).
  3. If this is for grown ups then feel free to sprinkle a bit of alcohol on the sponge.
  4. Empty the tin of cherries and spread on the inside of the Swiss roll. If you are using raspberries then dot then around as you see fit.
  5. Spread the vanilla ice cream on the inside of the Swiss roll and then place the chocolate ice cream in the middle.
  6. Place a gold covered chocolate coin in the middle for someone to find/argue over. (It’s tradition!)
  7. If you like you can use any remaining Swiss roll to cover the opening to the ice cream and seal the bowl.
  8. Use the clingfilm over hang to cover the ice cream and the place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  9. 30 minutes before serving place a plate under the bowl, turn it over and voila! the pudding should tip out.
  10. Melt the whole chocolate either in the microwave or with your usual method.
  11. Pour the whole chocolate over the frozen pudding so that it sets.
  12. Decorate with a sprig of holly and present with pride.
  13. Serve in slices of deliciousness.