Christmas Pudding Ice Cream – no churn recipe

December 17, 2018Sew White

If you are looking for the easiest ice cream which is perfect for Christmas you have found the best recipe. This easy no churn ice cream is filled with Christmas pudding and Christmas spices. Christmas ice cream is so easy to make at home and with this no churn ice cream recipe you won’t need an ice cream maker to produce Christmas pudding ice cream. This is also a great way to use up any leftover Christmas pudding you have.

Mix together the cream and crumble up Christmas pudding to make this delicious Christmas Pudding Ice Cream. It’s perfect for using up any pudding leftovers too.

This is such a treat as it is so creamy but the flavours of the spices and fruit make it such a very yummy. It’s rather rich but that means a little scoop is just enough. I love the chunks of Christmas pudding throughout the ice cream. I can’t wait to whip up another batch in time for Christmas.

Easy Christmas Pudding Ice Cream using leftover christmas pudding. Scoops of the no churn ice cream in a bowl surrounded by fairy lights.

It’s made with double cream, icing sugar, condensed milk, a few Christmas spices and crumbled up Christmas pudding. For only 5 ingredients it is very impressive. I’ve even made some nice jars of it and given it as gifts. It has been very happily received and I’ve had more ordered by friends and family for their parties and events.

No churn ice cream recipe

This no church ice cream recipe is easy! It’s a good whisk everything together, mix in the extras, pop the mixture in a freezer safe box and freeze. That is it. It really is so simple to make no church ice cream recipe. Only 5 ingredients and you can create this delicious no church ice cream recipe too. Scroll down for the full recipe.

What do you do with leftover condensed milk?

Making no churn ice cream is a great way to use up leftover condensed milk. If it’s not Christmas then use the recipe below but leave out the Christmas pudding and spice. Then add your favourite chocolates or sweets. Crumbled up cake or brownie works really well too. There are so many options and you can be so creative with the flavours. White chocolate and mini marshmallow is one of my favourites.

Easy Christmas Pudding Ice Cream

The recipe is super easy to make. It’s also doesn’t set super hard so you it’s easy to scoop out when serving. I love a soft scoop as you don’t have to wait for ages. I’m not a patient person. I want my ice cream now!

Christmas pudding ice cream recipe

This little bowl of ice cream was full of Christmas tastes and was instantly a hit in my house. If you’re anything like my family there is always too much Christmas pudding as everyone buys an extra one just in case. I hope that is repeated this year so I can whip up another batch with the left overs. Well it would be a waste and a sadness to not use it all up. Enjoy a scoop or two.

chunks of christmas pudding mixed into easy homemade no churn ice cream

Christmas ice cream made with condensed milk

Condensed milk is one of the three great ingredients needed to make no churn ice cream at home. All you need for condensed milk ice cream is condensed milk, double cream and icing sugar. For the Christmas ice cream made with condensed milk you also need some extra Christmas spice – I used mixed spice. It has a rich winter flavour which works so well. If you have other spices you prefer you can add them separately. For example ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger and ground nutmeg. Plus of course you need Christmas pudding.

Christmas ice cream flavour ideas

From this basic recipe for Christmas ice cream you can change the flavours to be even more Christmassy or to your own Christmas flavour favourites. Here is my list of my favourites to try if Christmas pudding isn’t your favourite.

  • glacé cherries and chocolate for a black forest flavour ice cream
  • white chocolate and marshmallow ice cream
  • cranberry and dark chocolate ice cream
  • ground ginger with crumbled up gingerbread pieces ice cream
  • ground cinnamon and shortbread ice cream
condensed milk christmas pudding no churn ice cream

Can I use homemade Christmas pudding in my ice cream?

The Christmas pudding you use can be homemade or store bought. As the Christmas puddings are steamed, you can use them when they are ready to be cooked on Christmas day. Or you can use the leftovers which got cooked on Christmas day which have cooled. It’s one of the reasons I love this recipe is that it helps with food waste. Plus as it’s being put in the freezer it lasts even longer.

What can I serve with the no churn ice cream?

The best things I recommend serving with this delicious no church ice cream include;

  • ginger bread biscuits – crumbled up and sprinkled over the top
  • ginger bread biscuits – to dip in.
  • more Christmas pudding, maybe hot this time – because why not.
  • chocolate brownies.
  • pour over a hot cup of coffee and make it a Christmas affogato.
  • serve it along side a hot mince pie.
  • serve it with stollen.
  • Christmas sprinkles. I am a big fan of extra sprinkles to serve ice cream with.

Christmas Pudding Ice Cream

Sisley White
If you are looking for the easiest ice cream which is perfect for Christmas you have found the best recipe. This easy no churn ice cream is filled with Christmas pudding and Christmas spices. Christmas ice cream is so easy to make at home and with this no churn ice cream recipe you won't need an ice cream maker to produce Christmas pudding ice cream. This is also a great way to use up any leftover Christmas pudding you have.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Freezing Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British, English
Servings 10 people
Calories 180 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • sieve
  • Large spoon
  • Freezer safe boxes with lids


  • 600 ml double cream / heavy cream
  • 200 ml condensed milk
  • 200 g icing sugar / confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 450 g Christmas pudding


  • Add the double cream and condensed milk to a bowl and mix together with an electric whisk, or use some arm strength and do it by hand.
  • Sieve in the icing sugar and mixed spice and mix together until it thickens.
  • In a separate bowl crumble up the Christmas pudding with your fingers. 
  • Stir in the Christmas pudding.
  • Spoon the mix into a freezer safe container and freeze ready for when you fancy a scoop. It takes a few hours but I’d recommend leaving over night at least.


This no church Christmas pudding ice cream will keep for a few months in the freezer if you and your family can help from enjoying it straight away. We have 1 tub left in the freezer for 14 months and it was still delicious.


Calories: 180kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Christmas, Christmas pudding, Christmas Pudding Ice Cream, No Churn Ice Cream
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  • Janice

    December 28, 2018 at 10:30 am

    The perfect recipe for left over Christmas pudding. Really fun to make after Christmas and enjoy while it’s still the Christmas season.5 stars

  • Emma

    December 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    100% works. Really delicious too. Great recipe.5 stars

  • Beth

    October 19, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    I can’t wait to give this a try! My family is going to love this for the holidays! I’m so excited!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 19, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      I really hope you enjoy it!

  • Katie

    October 19, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this one!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 19, 2020 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you so much, I really hope you enjoy it!

  • Emily Liao

    October 19, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Wow! This ice cream was so delicious and the texture came out perfectly. Definitely making this again.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 22, 2020 at 11:24 am

      Thank you Emily, I’m so glad you enjoyed it <3

    2. Sew White

      October 23, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it and will be making it again

  • Vicky

    October 19, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    This sounds absolutely amazing! Such a comforting holiday treat!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 23, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Vicky, I love it. I could eat it for breakfast on Christmas day and wouldn’t mind!

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