Christmas Ice Cream with Mincemeat and Advocaat

Festive Christmas Ice Cream – the perfect alternative to Christmas Pud.

Guest Feature by Adrian York:

Christmas Ice Cream with Advocaat and Mincemeat

I was very excited to be asked by the lovely people at Currys to review the Kenwood IM200 ice cream maker on behalf of London-Unattached. The challenge was to create a seasonal Christmas ice cream!

Christmas Eve chez York is traditionally spent downing mince pies and Advocaat whilst waiting for the kids to drop off so Santa can work his magic. It’s a magical moment of the year when the world seems to stop and take a deep breath and so it became the inspiration for my Yuletide Ice Cream. It is perfect on its own or to accompany Christmas pudding. The ‘sweet cream’ base for the ice cream comes from the Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream Dessert Book.

Christmas Ice Cream with Mincemeat and Advocaat

Serves 6-8
Prep time 50 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert
Misc Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Christmas
By author Adrian York


  • 1 1/2 cup Mincemeat
  • 6 tablespoons Advocaat
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Double Cream
  • 1 cup Milk


Step 1 Place your ice cream maker bowl in the freezer to chill down at least 24 hours in advance of preparation. At the same time spread the mincemeat out on a foil-covered baking tray to a thickness of 1 cm. and then seal it off with cling film-place in freezer
Step 2 Christmas Ice-cream making the base
Whisk the eggs in a glass mixing bowl for two minutes until aerated, then slowly add the sugar whilst whisking for another minute. Blend in the double cream and milk. Switch on your ice cream maker with the frozen bowl inserted and pour the sweet cream base into the bowl. Leave to blend and chill for approx. 45 minutes.
Step 3 Christmas Ice-cream in the ice-cream maker
Add the Advocaat and continue to blend for another 5 minutes. Put the mix into your freezer container.
Step 4 The ultimate Christmas Ice cream with mincemeat and Advocaat
Take the mincemeat out of the freezer and then add bite size chunks to the ice-cream blend and mix thoroughly.

The Kenwood ice cream maker works really effectively, with some good design touches such as the chute for pouring the ice cream blend into the bowl and is easy to clean and assemble. So I’d like to say a big seasonal thank you to the people at Currys for sending me the machine to review.

Editors Note:  Even I am tempted by this lush Christmas Ice Cream.  And the Kenwood ice cream maker makes it all seem so easy. It’s a veggie friendly recipe, so why not try!



If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.


  1. Pamela Morse says

    I have never heard of Advocatt..must investigate same…I think it met be alcohol, no? This sounds very rich, but I might like to sub dates for mincemeat, and I just may…

  2. says

    This sounds lovely – except for the Advocatt! I don’t like it :(

    I’m not gonna let my other half read this recipe or else he’ll want this on Christmas Day haha

    Louise x

  3. says

    This looks AMAZING!! It would be right up my alley…… except good ice cream makers are $100 + (meaning I don’t have one!) This sounds very inspirational.. I think the ice cream sounds really awesome

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *