Recipe

Cookies and cream igloo

Topped with a snowman, this ice-cream igloo will make the perfect end to a Christmas Day lunch. Taking only 30 minutes to prep, it’s a great make-ahead dessert recipe that the chocoholics will love!

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 8 hrs marinating Freezing
  • Serves 12
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Brought to you by Ferrero Rocher

Ingredients

Cookies and cream igloo
  • 1 litre good-quality chocolate ice-cream
  • 1 litre good-quality vanilla ice-cream
  • cooking oil spray
  • 137 gram oreo cookies packet, chopped
  • 1 raffaello chocolate
  • 1 toothpick
  • 1 large peaked white marshmallow
  • writing icing
  • 1 strawberry sour strap
  • 1 spearmint leaf sweet
  • 125 millilitre thickened cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • 100 gram coconut flakes, toasted lightly
  • 22 (275g) ferrero rocher

Method

Cookies and cream igloo
  • 1
    Place ice-creams in refrigerator for 30 minutes to soften slightly. Place a serving plate into the freezer to chill.
  • 2
    Lightly spray a dolly varden cake pan or pudding basin (2.5-litres/10-cup capacity) with oil. Make a cross on the bench with two long pieces of plastic wrap. Line pan with plastic wrap.
  • 3
    Combine chopped cookies with vanilla ice-cream, mix well. Place alternating scoops of ice-cream into lined pan, pressing in. Level the top. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight until firm.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, unwrap Raffaello; press a toothpick into Rafaello, snip the top off the marshmallow, press toothpick into marshmallow to join. Pipe on a face and hat (beret) with writing icing. Cut a 5mm strip from sour strap to make a scarf, stretch slightly and wrap around top of marshmallow. Using scissors, make a small point for the hat with the spearmint leaf (may need to re-coat with sugar).
  • 5
    Close to serving, turn out pudding onto a plate or tray; remove wrap. Spread whipped cream over cake; lightly press on coconut flakes. Press unwrapped Ferrero Rocher into pudding in a row around the base. Place snowman on top of pudding. Serve immediately.

Notes

Suitable to freeze. Unwrap chocolates and prepare snowman a day ahead to save time. Store in an airtight container. Pudding can be made a week ahead; keep frozen.

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