Ice cream cakes were a desert of the 1980s as were arctic rolls and Viennetta ice cream. I hadn’t eaten an ice cream cake since then so I decided to develop a Christmas celebration ice cream cake using one of my favourite Christmas treats homemade sweet mincemeat. Mincemeat is usually made with suet but I use butter which makes it a vegetarian recipe, if you prefer to you may use a vegan butter. The mincemeat is also perfect for folding into yoghurt or into whipped cream to serve with Christmas pudding or mince pies.
If you wish you can simply make sweet mincemeat ice cream by folding in the mincemeat into the ice cream and serving.