Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vanilla Ice-cream and Raspberry Roll

We were talking about summers long ago and Artic Roll came up. They are something I have not seen since Ice Land left Ireland. So last week been a bank holiday I had a go.  It was not hard to work out but you will have to do it in bits.

You need a tube off crisp, someone has to eat them first ( sorry about that )

Cut it to fit the width of a Swiss roll tin. I cut it top and bottom, save the lid to stand the tube in.

Now you will need a tub of vanilla ice-cream and a punnet of raspberries

Allow the ice-cream to soften and mix in the raspberries.

Now for the messy bit, Fill the tube with the ice-cream.

I found it helped to wrap the tube in tin foil.
Stand the ice-cream in the freezer until solid. I left it over night.

Swiss Roll.

This is a fat less sponge

Line a Swiss roll tin.
Oven 160 fan.

3 large eggs,
75g caster sugar,
55g plain flour
1 tbsp cornflour.

Break in eggs into a mixer bowl and add the sugar.
whisk until thick and pale, and has tripled in volume.

Gently sift the flour and cornflour into the mixture and fold in. Be very gentle you want to keep as much air in the mix as possible..

Pour into the tin and bake for 10-15 minutes.

While the sponge is in the oven. Put a tea towel on a flat surface and cover with a sheet of baking parchment. sprinkle with 1 tbsp of caster sugar.

When the sponge is baked, remove from the oven .

And turn upside down onto the baking parchment.

Leave to go cold.

Now you need some raspberry jam and your tube of ice-cream.

Remove the paper from the sponge and very lightly trim the edge, top and bottom.
Spread with the jam.

Getting the ice-cream out of the tube.
If you cut a bit of the tube you can peel it off.

Put the ice-cream onto the sponge.

Now roll the sponge around the ice-cream. Hold the top edge of the paper and pull it towards you.

You can wrap it in the parchment and put it into the freezer until need.
Take it out  about 20 minutes before you are ready for desert to allow the ice-cream to soften



  1. Wow! Fantastic! My kids enjoy arctic roll, but we're lucky that we have an Iceland so I can buy it, this looks a little too faffy for me, but it does look good, especially with those raspberries in the ice cream. I suppose you could customise it with whatever you want to really, and have whatever flavour of ice cream too. Hmmm, perhaps I will give it a go.

    1. Hi jo,

      You could use anything you have handy. My Son wants blackberries next time.
      You can do it in stages and pop it into the freezer until needed.

  2. What a clever idea a chocolate version with the raspberries would be yummy too!
    Oh dear ironing all day I need sunshine....

    Take care


    1. Hi Denise,

      Chocolate sponge would work too. Ironing is one of those jobs I dislike but at least it's out of the way for the moment.

  3. Clever you Denise! My sons loved arctic roll and we used to have it for pudding lots when they were little.I still buy it now if they come round occasionally!

    1. Hi Anne.

      We use to buy it in Iceland but they don't have shops here anymore. It was always a handy desert to have in the freezer.

  4. How lovely! Arctic Roll evokes lots of childhood memories for me, was a real treat. Love your blog! Enjoy your week, Claire xx

    1. Thank you Claire for dropping bye. Have a good week.

  5. this would be a massive it with my nephews and nieces.

  6. You would be their favourite aunt.