Still a few mince pies knocking about after Christmas? Use up left over mince pies and save a taste of Christmas with this mince pie ice cream recipe.
There will be quinoa, there will be tofu and there will be beansprouts. But not today.
It’s very early January and you’ve probably got a fridge full of holiday ingredients knocking about. Left over mince pies in a tin, half a jar of mince meat. A nice big ham cooked in Coca Cola in the Crockpot, half a pack of vacuum packed chestnuts, the remains of the cheeseboard. Well I’m here to give you some ideas what to do with them. And not a turkey curry in sight.
Use up left over mince pies in mince pie ice cream
My first suggestion is to use up left over mince pies by making this mince pie ice cream recipe. It’s a classic vanilla ice cream with the addition of crumbled left over mince pies and a dash of brandy if you please.
I have used a simple Kenwood ice cream maker with a freezable bowl. It was a gift a few years ago. Making around 750ml of ice cream per batch my Kenwood ice cream maker has served me very well. It’s definitely a gadget I use and I never understand people who say their ice cream makers rot at the back of cupboards unused and unloved. Making your own ice cream is very easy and very satisfying. I keep my freezable bowl in the freezer at all times so I’m as ready to go as I would be with a more expensive ice cream maker.
Adding brandy to this ice cream is not essential however a glug of booze does improve the scoop-ability of home made ice cream.