February 04, 2016


Basic Vanilla Ice cream - 1 packet
Crystallized fruits - 100 gms (chopped)
Brandy - 2 tbsp
Mixed nuts - 50 gms (chopped)
Double or whipped cream - 150 ml


  • Allow the basic vanilla  to soften for about one hour in the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile put the chopped crystallized fruits in a small bowl, pour over the brandy and leave to soak for one hour.
  • Toast the chopped nuts gently under a preheated low grill, turning them with a fork to ensure even browning Allow to cool.
  • Gently stir the fruits, brandy and nuts into the softened ice cream and spoon the mixture into a 15 cm loose based cake tin.
  • Place the tin in a polythene bag, seal, and freeze.
  • To serve, turn out the cassata and decorate with rosettes of whipped cream, using a piping bag fitted with a rose piping nozzle.

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