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Ice cream tower recipe

Ice cream tower recipe

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This ice cream tower is a real show-stopper. Pile your chosen flavours into a tower and top with berries, chocolate, nuts, and edible glitter. See method

  • Serves 18
  • 40 mins plus overnight freezing
  • 416 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 2 x 480ml tubs Tesco Finest dark chocolate ice cream
  • 2 x 480ml tubs Tesco Finest salted caramel ice cream
  • 480ml tub Tesco Madagascan vanilla ice cream
  • 350g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 5 tbsp toasted chopped hazelnuts
  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 150g pack raspberries
  • gold edible glitter, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    30g 43%
  • Saturates

    17g 87%
  • Sugars

    28g 31%
  • Salt

    0.3g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 31.1g Protein 5.4g Fibre 1.7g


  1. Working quickly, scoop balls of ice cream from each tub onto trays that fit in your freezer until you’ve used up all the ice cream. Leave to freeze overnight.
  2. The following day, melt 150g dark chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Spear a few balls of ice cream of each flavour with cocktail sticks and dip into the chocolate until mostly coated, then return to the tray and quickly scatter over 3 tbsp chopped nuts. Return to the freezer while you make the sauce.
  3. Put the remaining chocolate in a small heatproof bowl. Gently heat the cream and golden syrup in a small saucepan until just bubbling, then pour over the chocolate. Leave to stand for 5 mins, then stir to make a glossy ganache. Leave to cool to room temperature.
  4. Stack the ice cream balls on a serving plate, dotting the berries in between. Drizzle over the sauce and scatter over the remaining nuts. Dust with edible glitter, if you like, and serve immediately.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 2 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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