This DIY Christmas dessert recipe is created for my kids’ Christmas party which serves a group of 48 pre-schoolers, the idea is 100% unique and original, featuring 2 of our favourite Christmas characters – Rudolph the reindeer and Frosty the snowman.
It’s not a quick and simple recipe as it involves a lot of ingredients, but it’s a treat that will for sure bring a smile on every child’s face! (Tried & tested) This delicious Christmas dessert is made from real fruits and a variety of kids’ favourite Christmas treats, bursting with flavours even for the littlest picky taste buds.
Christmas Dessert Ingredients and Servings
Many of these ingredients can be replaced by your preferences, so please use mine as an inspiration and feel free to put your own spin to it!
Depending on the size of your party, the quantity of these ingredients will vary. As mentioned previously, I made this for a group of 48, most of these ingredients are household necessities, so I wasn’t too stressed about the left-overs. Please watch the videos for references.
- Small clear plastic cup
- Googly eyes
- Lollipop sticks
- Fruit juice
- Self-raising flour
- Coconut flakes
- Cocoa powder
- Organic crackers
- Large marshmallows
- Chocolate chips
- Wafer sticks
- Plastic spoons
We’ll be making this Christmas dessert from the bottom up! Starting with an icy cold real mango ice popsicle that will make up the bottom half of our friend Rudolph’s face.
1. Iced mango base
Peel and blend mango with fruit juice. Fill about 1/3 of the cup and put into the freezer.
2. Googly eyes
Stick on the googly eyes to give our dessert cup some life.
3. Strawberry 'nose'
Chop up the strawberries to small pieces as Rudolph’s nose. Once iced mango freezes, put a piece of the strawberry 'nose' into position – in-between the googly eyes and put it back into the freezer.
4. Rudolph's 'face'
Next, we’ll complete Rudolph’s face by filling another 1/3 of the cup with your favourite chocolate cake or pudding. You can totally buy ready-made chocolate puddings, cupcakes or muffins.
In my case, I’ve decided to Google the quickest proven recipe^ and try baking myself.
Now Rudolph is almost complete, but before we put the wafer sticks – 'antlers', we’ll make Frosty the snowman first, so the ‘antlers’ won’t be in the way when we put our snowman in.
5. Frosty the snowman
Put 2 chocolate chips on a marshmallow as the 'eyes' of the snowman. Pop it onto a lollipop stick with a blueberry on top.
6. Put a smile on Frosty
Use a strawberry as 'paint', and a spoon as the 'brush', dab some strawberry juice and put a smile on our snowman using a tea spoon.
7. Put the snowman in place
Slide the marshmallow into the cake on an angle and put the cracker in to complete Frosty the snowman.
8. Give our reindeer a pair of 'antlers'
Last but not least, put the wafer sticks in as the 'antlers' for Rudolph.
9. Optional 'snow'/'snowflakes' on top
Sprinkle some coconut flakes or spread some yoghurt if you’re having a white Christmas.
Serve straight away!
The iced mangoes should be soft enough by now but still icy!
The best part of this Christmas dessert is, by the time your little guests make their way to the bottom of the cup, the iced mango would’ve melted with some ice flakes blended with the chocolate pudding on top! Yum! ?