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Leftover Hot Cross Bun Ice-Cream

Course Dessert
Keyword hotcrossbuns, icecream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Elise


  • 3 hot cross buns
  • 2 litres vanilla ice-cream softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • chocolate sauce to drizzle optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Take three Hot Cross Buns and using a bread knife, roughly dice.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the brown sugar and the diced hot cross buns and stir to combine.
  4. Line a large baking tray with grease-proof paper. Spread the sugar coated pieces of bun over the tray and place in the oven to bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Remove your ice-cream from the freezer and allow to soften slightly.
  6. Once baked, remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Set up your food processor whilst waiting. Once the bun pieces have cooled, add them to the food processor. Turn the food processor on and pulse into rough crumbs. Add the crumbs to the softened ice-cream and using a strong spoon, stir to combine. Pour into a freezer proof container and return to the freezer until frozen. Usually 4-6 hours or overnight, if you can wait that long.
  8. Serve with a drizzle of store-bought chocolate sauce.