White Christmas ice-cream tree

Sculpt this gorgeous White Christmas tree out of vanilla ice-cream and decorate with mini meringues, frozen raspberries and little chocolates for a stunning centrepiece for your festive feast.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 4 hrs 30 mins marinating
  • Serves 12
  • Print


White Christmas ice-cream tree
  • 1 litre vanilla bean ice-cream
  • 100 gram white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 cup rice bubbles
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries, plus ¼ cup extra to decorate
  • 300 millilitre thickened cream, whipped to firm peaks
  • 23 raffaello chocolates, halved
  • 100 gram vanilla mini meringues
  • gold and silver cachous, to decorate


White Christmas ice-cream tree
  • 1
    Scoop ice-cream into a large bowl, reserving tub. Set aside for 15 minutes until softened slightly. Don’t allow to melt.
  • 2
    Stir chocolate, rice bubbles and raspberries through softened ice-cream. Spoon ice-cream mixture back into tub and level top. Arrange remaining ice-cream in rough scoops on a tray to form peak of tree. Freeze for 4 hours or until set firm.
  • 3
    Cut sides of ice-cream tub away with scissors. Invert ice-cream into the centre of a serving plate. Arrange extra scoops of ice-cream on top. Run a hot spoon up and down stacked ice-cream scoops to roughly smooth into a tree shape. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Spread a 5mm layer whipped cream over half ice-cream (see tip). Working quickly, arrange meringues, Raffaellos and extra raspberries over ice-cream. Spread remaining cream over rest of ice-cream and arrange remaining chocolates, meringues and raspberries. Press gold and silver cachous into tree just before serving.


You need a tub of ice-cream in one of the tall cylinder-shaped containers so it’s the right shape for the tree. Spreading cream over the tree in two batches will let you arrange decorations on the tree before the cream sets.

More From Women's Weekly Food