19th Century: Mock Plum Pudding Ice

Preparation info
  • Makes enough for a 600 ml 21 fl oz basin (mould); serves


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Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

We know by now that the English have always loved to serve one dish under the guise of another. This imitation plum pudding is no different. It also resembles the Nesselrode pudding, an ice-cream pudding that was very popular in Victorian England but designed in France for Count Nesselrode. Food historian Ivan Day reckons the count’s chef, Monie, probably designed his Nesselrode pudding as a joke to poke fun at the