Get in the mood with this Paul Flynn recipe for Lidl.


  • 2 packets Lees Ice Cream Nests (16 nests)
  • 1 bar of Duc de Coeur Nougat (200g), well-chopped
  • 500ml Morning Fresh Whipping Cream
  • 8 large ripe plums or 12 small ones
  • 2 tblsp Fairglobe Brown Sugar
  • 250mls Deluxe Sparkling Apple Juice
  • A few fresh bay leaves (optional)


  • Line a large pudding bowl with cling film, making sure you leave a decent overhang to cover the cake. It helps if you brush the bowl with a little oil.
  • Whip the cream then break the meringue (ice cream nests) into the cream. Add the nougat and fold everything together gently.
  • Spoon the mixture into the lined pudding bowl and press down to remove any air pockets. Bring the overhanging cling film over the cake and press down to form a flat top. Put into the freezer until needed.
  • For the plums, set your oven to 180°c. Quarter the plums, remove the stones and scatter on a baking tray with the sugar and sparkling apple juice. Bake for 25-30 minutes (this will depend on how big and how ripe the plums are).
  • To serve, take the cake out of the freezer 10 minutes before you need it, as it will be easier to remove it from the mould. Turn out onto a platter, scatter the plums around the cake and decorate.
  • Note: A pinch of cinnamon over the plums will make them even more festive. If you have any excess plum juice, save it and add a little to a glass of Prosecco for a sensational Christmas drink.

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