What to do with leftover Christmas pudding

Tempt your tastebuds with these yummy ways to use up leftover Christmas pudding or cake. Get the ideas and recipes, plus learn how to freeze Christmas pudding.

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What to do with leftover Christmas pudding 

Do you get a little bored from trying to eat your way through leftover Christmas pudding or cake? Well, with these tips and recipes, you can turn those leftovers into new, delicious desserts and sweet treats. Here’s how to make the most of your leftover Christmas pudding – but don’t just take our word for it. As they say, the proof is in the pudding!

What can I do with extra pudding?

Ice Cream

Use up your leftover Christmas pudding or cake in ice-cream. It’s perfect for the Aussie summer, and you can make your ice-cream from scratch or use a store bought one. Simply crumble up your pudding, stir it into softened ice-cream, then place back in the freezer until set. 


Use up leftover Christmas cake and pudding as the base in a trifle. Not only will you finish the pudding, you can also use up leftover custard, fruit, cream and dessert sauces. It’s a real winner, and so delicious.


Who doesn’t love a good truffle during the festive season? These bite-sized treats also make great gifts. The leftover pudding in these Christmas Pudding Truffles makes them tasty and extra moist. Plus, it’s easy enough for the kids to get in and help out.

How to freeze leftover pudding

If you choose not to do anything with your Christmas pudding, don’t throw it away. Christmas pudding can be frozen for up to 3 months. Cut the pudding into individual portions and wrap each piece tightly with plastic wrap, then put the slices in a resealable bag before freezing. 

To prepare, defrost the pudding pieces in the fridge overnight. Reheat in the microwave, the oven, or (our favourite tip) toast the pudding pieces on the stove in a pan with butter. 



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