Delia Smith visits my Kitchen! Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae AND Swan Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

Delia Smith visits my Kitchen! Hot Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sundae

Delia Smith visits my Kitchen!

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae


Swan Ice Cream Maker


Delia Smith visits my Kitchen! Hot Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sundae

Oh how I wish Delia, aka Saint Delia, would visit my kitchen, but I am afraid my title has been somewhat misleading and her only presence in my kitchen was via one of her  cooking bibles, books! This is my slightly adapted recipe for Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae as taken from her book, Summer Collection, which still remains one of my very favourite cookbooks. Delia has the ability to bring the unusual and unique to the table but with simple, easy to follow instructions which makes all of her recipes appear achievable…..and it’s this skill that has made her one the most popular celebrity chefs (or cooks) of the 20th and 21st centuries. Such is power and popularity, that in the wake of her Summer Collection book release, supermarkets and deli’s all over the land sold out of sun-dried tomatoes and “muffin” tins! I have ALL of her cookbooks and they are the most thumbed books in my vast cookbook collection.

Hot Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sundae

Today’s recipe is simplicity itself, especially as I made it in a rather FAB electric Swan Ice Cream maker that was sent to me by Ideal World TVThe beauty about the basic ice cream is that if you don’t have an ice cream maker, then you can make this by hand as it is a “no churn” style, and uses a very simple cream and condensed milk base, which means no egg custard to worry about. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, then stick around, as I have ONE to offer as a giveaway at the bottom of this post……as very kindly donated by the folks over at Ideal World TV. The sauce for this sundae is also super easy to make and although Delia suggests using dark chocolate, I quite fancied a milk chocolate fudge sauce for my ice cream delight, so that’s exactly what I used, but the choice is yours of course.

Swan Come Dine With Me Ice Cream Maker

The ice cream maker is very simple to use – it’s a self-churning ice cream maker with an enormous 2 litre capacity that takes just half an hour to set. I LOVED using it and as my old ice cream maker has given up the ghost, I was delighted to have a new one sent to me. It has: Open lid to allow ingredients to be added whilst in motion, Detachable freezer bowl, mixing paddle and lid for easy cleaning, Glowing on/off dial and it also includes a handy recipe book. It’s ideal for making all kinds of Ice Cream, including gelato, frozen yogurt and sorbets……so, my recipe for Sorbet Cassis (Blackcurrant Sorbet) and “No Churn” Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Candied Almonds would be an absolute doddle to make!

Delia Smith visits my Kitchen! Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae AND Swan Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

But, back to today’s recipe, which was my random recipe for Dom’s monthly challenge, Random Recipes; this month he teamed up with Kavey from Kavey Eats for a combined Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream AND Random Recipes challengeMy randomly selected book was Delia Smith’s Summer Collection and having ascertained where the chilled section was, my recipe was revealed as a Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae, which I was happy to make! DO give the recipe I have shared below a go, it’s decadently sweet and fudgy with a nutty crunch and it’s very easy to make. Also, WHY NOT enter the giveaway to win a fabulous Swan Ice Cream Maker, you never know your luck! See you later and have a GREAT weekend, Karen

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Disclaimer: I was sent a Swan Ice Cream Maker to review; all views and opinions are my own and I was not asked to write a favourable report.  

Hot Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sundae

Hot Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sundae

Serves 6
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Allergy Milk
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
Region British
By author Delia Smith
A rather naughty ice cream sundae where vanilla ice cream is served with a hot chocolate fudge sauce, chopped mixed nuts and whipped cream. This recipe was taken and adapted slightly from Delia Smith's cookbook, Summer Collection.


Ice cream

  • 570 ml (1pint) condensed milk
  • 275 ml (10 fluid oz) single cream
  • 275 ml (10 fluid oz) creme fraiche
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste

Fudge sauce

  • 1 x 170 ml tin evaporated milk
  • 225 g milk chocolate, broken onto small pieces

Topping and garnish

  • chopped mixed nuts to garnish (about 50g (2 ozs))
  • whipped cream


A rather naughty ice cream sundae where vanilla ice cream is served with a hot chocolate fudge sauce, chopped mixed nuts and whipped cream. This recipe was taken and adapted slightly from Delia Smith's cookbook, Summer Collection.


Step 1 To make the ice cream, place all the ingredients into an ice cream maker and turn it on to churn for about 30 to 45 minutes. Spoon the ice cream into a freezer proof container and freeze until needed. Just before serving, take the ice cream out for a couple of minutes to soften slightly. (I made my ice cream in an ice cream maker, and not manually as Delia Smith suggests in her book)
Step 2 To make the fudge sauce, pour the evaporated milk into a bowl that sits over a saucepan of boiling water and add the broken up chocolate pieces. Heat them together until the chocolate melts, and then continue to stir until you have a thick fudge sauce.
Step 3 To serve the sundaes, scoop some ice cream into a serving bowl and then add some fudge sauce and chopped nuts, repeat again (3 scoops of ice cream per person) and then end with some whipped cream and more sauce and chopped nuts.

Hot Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sundae


Swan Come Dine With Me Ice Cream Maker

Prize: Swan Ice Cream Maker RRP: £79:99

Product Description:
Come Dine With Me ice cream and gelato maker is improve and aid your cooking with the new Swan. Open lid to allow ingredients to be added while in motion. Detachable freezer bowl, mixing paddle and lid for easy cleaning. Glowing on/off dial. Ideal for making all kinds of Ice Cream. Also makes gelato, frozen yogurt and sorbets. Includes recipe book and CDWM game. Swan Come Dine With Me Ice cream / gelato maker is compact and comes in stylish Silver and White, it will effortlessly fit into your kitchen. 2 litre capacity.
Box Contains:
1 x Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
1 x Recipe Book
1 x CDWM Game

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      • says

        Thanks Karen – I’m sure you’re right! However I wouldn’t be buying creme fraiche so fingers crossed it won’t make a difference to substitute it…

        All ice cream is delicious (apart from rum n raisin – although I bet I get shot down in flames by someone about that!)

        Thanks for the recipe!

          • Lynn Clark says

            Hi Karen, just wanted to give you an update – I tried the recipe over the weekend! It came out lovely and I did use mascarpone – I suspect you’re right in that it made little difference in taste to use it. It was a bit grainy but that’s most certainly down to me having to do it the old fashioned way with a plastic tub in the bottom of my freezer and agitating it with a fork every half an hour! It was yummy anyway but my kids broke extra meringues in to it for ‘double yum’! thanks again!

  1. says

    For me, it’s got to be mint choc chip – it’s just so fresh and it makes me very nostalgic for summer holidays as a child when we would go to the ice cream farm near my grandparents house and I would spend what felt like hours surveying all the flavours, only to pick mint choc chip every time!

  2. Tracey Peach says

    Vanilla because I like chopping up chocolate bars & adding that to make a super ice cream surprise

  3. Gerri Tennant says

    Celtic Crunch – a toffee based ice cream layered with biscuit pieces, chocolate chips and nuts.

  4. says

    Oh my word. You me and Delia in one room. What would we do? I love this ice cream. It’s so sinful. It’s beautiful. Thank you so much for being so Delia random xxx

  5. Maria Turner says

    Mmmm.. hard choice to pick a favourite flavour of ice cream, as both lavender and amaretto are both right up there. A really good vanilla ice cream always goes down well too. :)

  6. says

    I would love to live in the UK again, for the sole reason of being able to enter all your wonderful giveaways! Not to mention all that luscious food I miss! I love Delia, too and your ice cream and sauce looks simply heavenly! You never cease to amaze me, Karen! Lovely work!

  7. says

    Oh dear I missed Dom’s RR this month – things are out of control. I need this ice cream maker as mine went walkabout years ago ( but that’s another story) now I am left to making non- churn ice cream . chocolate fudge – what could be better.

  8. says

    ooh Karen, you naughty blogger! Delia Smith indeed, you have no need for her as you are just as good a cook as she is. I really would love that icecream maker and my favourite icecream flavour is pistachio.

  9. says

    I love good old vanilla, but it has to be a premium one, not a cheap variety, or clotted cream ice cream, as they are a perfect base for any dessert. I usually pour some homemade jam over it

  10. Kevin Bird says

    Wow I love ice cream!! shame about the nuts though as im serevely allergic… but it doesnt matter as I just wouldnt use nuts 😀

  11. Mark says

    mint choc chip for me and plain old chocolate for my daughter, my wife would view this as the tool of the devil and avoid.

  12. ValB says

    When I lived in Canada my favourite ice cream was maple pecan. Only see it occasionally in UK so it would be lovely to make some.

  13. angela sandhu says

    I love all ice creams. We are a family obsessed!! I personally love Vanilla so i can add what i want to it. Fresh fruits or nuts – yum yum!

  14. Lora says

    My favourite is coconut ice cream which is why I’d love an ice cream maker because for some reason none of the big brands make one

  15. Tina Lawton says

    I’ll have to own up to being a tad boring and say vanilla, but vanilla ice cream has stuck with me through thick and thin :)

  16. fern says

    mint choc chip is the best! yummy! i dont really eat icecream but if theres mint choc chip around it doesnt last long!

  17. says

    I’ve always wanted an ice cream maker! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    My favourite flavour is either thunder & lightening, or blackcurrant.. I can’t decide!


  18. Tracy Newton says

    I love vanilla icecream made with a real vanilla pod, rather than essence. Or vanilla icecream with chunks of strawberries in it.

  19. christy beckett says

    Hard to choose I had a Christmas pudding flavour ice cream at a farm a couple of years ago which was a little strange but I love rum and raisin ice cream x

  20. Emily Jayne Phipps says

    Rum and raisin – so funny, when I was a little girl, I remember thinking when my mum ate rum raisin that it was such a ‘yukky’ flavour and i’ll never eat that when i could have chocolate, or strawberry – and now… I love it! Must be age :) Thanks for lovely recipe too x

  21. Jeremy Hards says

    All the people that don’t like rum & raisin can sent it to me and I will eat it for them.

  22. Gillian Hutchison says

    My all time favourite was gino ginelli mint choc chip which had little bits of chewy toffee through it.

  23. Vicky Robinson says

    I love vanilla dairy ice-cream best as you can do anything with it and it goes with everything! The kids like to use different sauces and we get various sprinkles, berries and squirty cream to put on top!

  24. Sue Brett says

    A really good Vanilla ice cream is hard to beat, can add strawberries and crushed meringue, or crushed chocolate flake, nuts etc

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