Monday, 14 December 2015

Mosaic Monday - Ice Cream Mountain

Hello

For Mosaic Monday with Judith at Lavender Cottage this week, I'm veering away from the garden where all is quiet to a Christmas recipe.

This is another of our Christmas traditions. We call it ice cream mountain and it's an alternative to the fruity Christmas pudding.

1 pint whipping cream (whipped)
1 pack meringue cases
1 bar dark chocolate
1 pack ameretti or ratafia biscuits
Sherry
1 pack red glacé cherries
1 jar maraschino cherries (drained)
Crushed digestive biscuits
Melted butter
Malteasers

Depending on the size of your bowl, adjust quantities to create a balance/to your taste.



Line a bowl with bashed-in-a-plastic-bag digestive biscuits mixed with melted butter, coat meringues with melted chocolate and put them in the fridge, cover rafafias with sherry.

When the chocolate is set, break up the meringues. Mix all ingredients together gently in the cream, put into the biscuit covered bowl and freeze.

Turn out onto a plate and eat!! (not the plate)



You used to be able to buy multicoloured glacé cherries which made it very colourful but supermarkets don't seem to stock them any more. I've tried various other colourful things like jelly beans or jelly sweets but they are far too hard when frozen!!


With the new Star Wars film out today, may the force be with you!

Cheerio

21 comments:

  1. Hello Crimson, your dessert looks delicious. Sounds easy to make too, thanks for sharing the recipe. We will wait to see the movie after the crowds die down. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  2. Hello Crimson, your dessert looks delicious. Sounds easy to make too, thanks for sharing the recipe. We will wait to see the movie after the crowds die down. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Sounds like a good idea! Have a great week :-)

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  3. What a super idea - looks festive and delicious too:)

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    1. Quite easy and everyone can join in too. :-)

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  4. Well, that looks just wonderful! And may the force be with you as well!!! Super excited about that movie, but it's not out until the 18th here.

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    1. Everyone has had to wait so long. Enjoy the film, it's only a couple of days away now!

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  5. This is a decadent dessert, no wonder it is special for Christmas.
    We finally went to see Spectre yesterday and saw previews for the new Star Wars movie which will also be released on the 18th here.
    I want to go!

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    1. I haven't made it to Spectre yet! Although the press haven't been allowed to report about Star Wars yet, there have been a few enthusiastic reports already. :-)

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  6. I can see this would be a crowd pleaser of a desert and make the traditional plum pudd look rather tame!
    Happy Christmas Karen if I don't get back to you before and thank you for your regular visits and lovely comments at my place this year!
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren, have a great one yourself. I've really enjoyed your posts. :-)

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  7. A lovely idea, happy xmas time,Wonderfull, greeting from Belgium

    http:louisette.eklablog.com Mons my city

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  8. Now that is quite a treat!

    Donna
    Gardens Eye View
    Living From Happiness

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    1. I seem to be sharing lots of calorific things to eat - still Christmas is only once a year!

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  9. Looks absolutely delicious. When I was in England, I was introduced to digestives biscuits. Here in the US I think we call them graham crackers. They would work and it would be delicious.

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    1. They just help it not to get stuck to the sides. We use digestives as the base of a cheesecake too. :-)

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  10. Looks very tasty. I'd really wanna try this ice cream mountain. Maybe I should try to do it.

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