This is a dessert that every child who grew up in the 90’s (and probably 70’s & 80’s ) will know and love. This retro wonder is vanilla icecream, wrapped in a swiss roll sponge with a layer of jam.
This, along with a Vienetta was the staple post Sunday lunch dessert for our family and it holds serious nostalgia value for me.
This was always shop bought, never homemade, but when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. For old times sake of course – and because it’s bloody brillant.
I used cheap vanilla ice cream, because that is what arctic roll is about. I also used sugar free strawberry jam, because I’m diabetic. The only homemade part is the sponge, so this is surprisingly easy to make. It’s really all about the assembly. The trick is to buy ice cream that is not soft scoop, because you will not be able to shape it properly without it melting.
I’m so glad I made it as it left me with the warm, fuzzy nostalgia feelings I was looking for. And a boatload of ice cream, obviously.