Juicy Christmas bomb

If you are a fan of the irresistible combination of rum and raisin ice cream, get ready to treat your taste buds with our juicy Christmas bomb. This exquisite dessert is generously soaked in delicious brandy, making it the perfect treat to celebrate the holidays. Imagine smooth, creamy layers of rich ice cream mingling with plump, juicy raisins, all packed into a stunning bomb shape. Each bite delivers a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave you wanting more. Perfect for sharing and impressing your guests, this juicy Christmas bomb is a true holiday treat.


  • 100g raisins
  • 100g sultanas
  • 85g pack of dried cranberries
  • 6 tbsp brandy
  • 2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 284 ml pot of double cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 100 g frozen cranberries (keep frozen)
  • 600 ml high quality fresh vanilla pudding
  • Brandy butter for serving (optional)
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 175g butter
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 100g frozen cranberries


Make your own ice cream
If you want to do it
plus your own vanilla ice cream,
Just use your favorite recipe and add it
Add the brandy and fold in the fruit once
it is gently frozen.

Preparation steps

  1. Place the dried fruit in a large bowl, add 2 tbsp brandy and sugar and cover with cling film.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, until sugar is melted and fruit is plump.
  3. Stir it, then let it cool and soak overnight.
  4. If you are short on time, skip to Step 2 and let it soak until Step 2 is complete.
  5. Place the cream, remaining brandy and icing sugar in a large bowl and beat until fluffy.
  6. Pour the vanilla pudding into another bowl and fold in the cream.
  7. Place in a freezer container and freeze the mixture for 4 hours. Stir the frozen edges into the rest of the mixture every hour or so until the entire tub is soft but frozen (or use an ice cream maker and churn for 20-30 minutes). until thick).
  8. Meanwhile, line a 1.2 liter pudding tin with cling film.
  9. Once the ice cream mixture is thick, quickly fold in the soaked fruit (and any liquid from it) and frozen cranberries and spoon them into the parchment-lined bowl.
  10. Freeze overnight or at least 6 hours.
  11. To serve, let the bomb stand at room temperature for 10 minutes and turn out onto a serving plate.
  12. To make the cranberry brandy butter sauce, in a heavy-based skillet, gently heat the muscovado sugar and butter until the sugar dissolves.
  13. Add brandy, add cranberries and cook gently until cranberries burst but hold their shape and color the sauce.
  14. If you like, strain the seeds out of the sauce and add a few more cranberries for a really shiny finish.
  15. Serve hot or warm.

Nutritional Information

411 24g 14g 43g 40g 1g 3g 0.14g

Equipment and tools

To make this Boozy Christmas Bomb you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • tablespoon
  • Water bath or microwave for melting chocolate
  • Christmas pudding bowl or other suitable shape
  • Knife
  • dulcimer
  • Serving plate

Allergen information

This Boozy Christmas Bomb contains the following allergens:

  • brandy
  • cream
  • butter

Please be aware of these allergens if you or any of your guests have allergies or dietary restrictions.

Storage and leftovers

Once prepared, this Boozy Christmas Bomb can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. It is recommended to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container to avoid freezer burn.

If you have leftovers, you can store them in the freezer and enjoy them at a later date. Simply wrap leftovers in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container before freezing.

To serve leftovers, let the bomb thaw at room temperature for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Health Benefits of “Boozy Christmas Bomb”

The Boozy Christmas Bomb is not only a delicious dessert but also offers several health benefits due to its ingredients.

Raisins, sultanas and dried cranberries

The bomb contains 100g raisins, 100g sultanas and an 85g pack of dried cranberries. These dried fruits are known for their high nutritional value. They are packed with important vitamins, minerals and fiber. Raisins, sultanas and dried cranberries are a great source of natural sugar, making them a healthier alternative to refined sugar. They also provide antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and can reduce the risk of chronic diseases.


The recipe contains 6 tablespoons of brandy, which not only adds a unique taste but also offers some health benefits. Brandy is a type of distilled spirit made from wine or fermented fruit juice. It contains antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and protect the cardiovascular system. However, it is important to consume alcohol in moderation.

Double cream and butter

The bomb consists of 284 ml double cream and 175 g butter. Although these ingredients are high in fat and should be consumed in moderation, they may provide some health benefits as part of a balanced diet. Both cream and butter are excellent sources of essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. They also add richness and creaminess to the dessert, making it even more enjoyable in moderation.


The recipe uses 100g of frozen cranberries, known for their high antioxidant content. Cranberries are rich in vitamins C, E and K as well as fiber. They are associated with various health benefits, including improved heart health and reduced risk of urinary tract infections. Freezing cranberries helps preserve their nutrients and freshness.

vanilla pudding

The bomb is complemented with 600 ml of high-quality fresh vanilla cream. Not only does vanilla have a delicious taste, but it also offers potential health benefits. It contains essential oils and compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, custard is a good source of calcium, which is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth.

When consumed in moderation and as part of a balanced diet, the Boozy Christmas Bomb can be a festive treat that offers various health benefits. However, it is important to note that individual nutritional needs and health conditions may vary. Therefore, it is always recommended to consult a doctor or registered dietitian for individual advice.

Tip: Make your own ice cream

If you prefer to make the bomb with your own vanilla ice cream, you can add the brandy and fold in the fruit once frozen until soft. This allows you to customize the recipe to suit your taste and dietary preferences.

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