Ice-Cream Christmas Cake (Thermomix Method Included)

Drunk Ice-Cream

We have been having Drunk Ice-Cream (AKA Ice-Cream Christmas Cake) since before it was fashionable in Australia! My nana first made this at least 20 years ago, before we even had Drunk Grapes! I’m not sure where the recipe came from, but this is the one that nana dictated to me one day and I quickly wrote it down as there is no other record of it in our house 🙂

As you know (if you are a reader of my blog) all of my recipes come with a stories, so here is the Christmas Story that goes with Drunk Ice-Cream.


Once Upon A Time in a lovely house on the Gold Coast, a diligent Nana started preparing for Christmas early one year. She was baking and cooking up a storm, and decided that since Ice-Cream kept in the freezer she would make the Ice-Cream Christmas Cake early… (this was the very first year it was made) Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything fun like Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram to paste beautiful photos of the spectacular finished product, so she just found some empty Ice – Cream containers and popped them back into the freezer.

One hot afternoon our friendly, hard working plumber comes home from work looking for something to relieve the heat of the Gold Coast Summer! Aha… he spies some “Jack The Slasher” Ice – Cream (80’s cut price store similar to Franklins or Aldi). So what does one do? He grabs a spoon and makes for himself a very big bowl of “Jack The Slasher” Ice – Cream. On taking the first bite, our hard working plumber discovers that this is the very best “Jack The Slasher” Ice – Cream he has ever eaten! So what does the hard working plumber do every afternoon for a week when he comes home? Well he has some more of the delicious Ice – Cream.

Lets now fast forward to Christmas day. We hear yelling coming from the back of the house (where the deep freezer is) WHO ATE THE ICE-CREAM CHRISTMAS CAKE?????? You see dear readers, our hard working plumber had eaten nearly the whole container of “Jack The Slasher” Ice – Cream. The good thing is, my very well prepared nana had made a few containers and fortunately our hard working plumber had only discovered the one, so crisis averted! The moral of the story is, make sure you label Christmas goodies so that they are eaten at the correct time!

Drunk Ice-Cream


1/2 Cups Mixed Fruit

1/2 Cup Overproof Rum (Underproof is fine)

1/2 Cup Cream

2 litres of good quality Ice-Cream (softened)

100g Slivered Almonds (toasted)


1. Soak mixed fruit in rum for as long as possible.*

Drunk Ice-Cream

NB* I normally soak for 3 – 5 days, but if you remember and have the time, give it a week.

2. Turn ice-cream into a large bowl and stir until smooth.

3. Quickly fold in soaked fruit, nuts and cream, working quickly so that the Ice – Cream doesn’t melt too much.

Drunk Ice-Cream

Try and make sure your lining goes above the tin as it makes it easier to get out!!! I forgot and it nearly lost the cake 🙂

4. Pour into a lined serving container or back into the ice-cream tub (be careful to label) and it is ready to serve.**

NB** you can scoop it straight from the ice-cream container or turn it out onto a platter to serve.

Drunk Ice-Cream

Line a 18cm Cake tin or just put it back in the ice-cream container… but not all of it will fit 🙂

Serve with DRUNK GRAPES it is a delicious combination!



This recipe was made in the TM31 and can be made in the TM5 on manual.

1. Soak mixed fruit in rum for as long as possible.*

*NB I normally soak for 3 – 5 days, but if you remember and have the time, give it a week.

Drunk Ice-Cream

2. Cut Ice – Cream into chunks and cream inside the mixing bowl, mix 30-45 seconds*/speed 6. NB *The time depends on how soft your ice – cream is to begin with, I have done it with hard ice – cream and it takes about 1 minute.

Drunk Ice-Cream

3. Add fruit and roasted almonds and mix 20 seconds/reverse/speed 4.

4. Return to the freezer in a lined serving container (I used an 18cm small cake tin) or back into the ice-cream tub (be careful to label) and leave for overnight or a week if you like!**

NB** you can scoop it straight from the ice-cream container or turn it out onto a platter to serve.

I hope you like this version of the Ice – Cream Christmas cake which is extremely easy and would be a no fuss edition to your Christmas table!

What funny Christmas stories do you have, when it comes to food… have you had many near disasters for Christmas? Please feel free to share!

Merry Christmas!

Liz xx

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I have been cooking since I can remember. I am a Thermomix consultant, so now (whenever possible) try to give you Conventional AND Thermomix methods for the recipes. I like to share tips on how to save money and how making food from scratch isn't really that hard (especially with a Thermomix). If you have any questions about the Thermomix or cooking/food in general please email me as I'm happy to chat.
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  1. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    oh, I love the story! This could happen in my house easily. I have never seen this before, and made my very own Christmas ‘mince pie’ ice cream for our Christmas this year. Love how yours looks 🙂

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Oh Thanks Tandy… yes very funny story 🙂 there is always something going on with food in my house, it is hilarious 🙂 Just today I had issues with my dad and scones… Thanks for dropping by and saying hello 🙂 liz x

  2. Sonya

    I hope the plumber gave a discount!


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