Quick & Easy Brandy Snap Baskets

We are at Day 7 of this special Christmas series.. and today I wanted to give you a quick & easy recipe that ANYONE can whip up in minutes!!

What I love most about these is that they're perfect for those times when you have 20 different things to prepare for Christmas day, and the LAST thing you want to worry about is some intricate dessert! Sometimes you just want something quick and easy that you can half-prepare ahead of time and just assemble on the day. You don't even need an oven or any time for setting in the fridge or freezer!

These little beauties have that perfect balance of a bit of crunch, a bit of creamy-ness, a bit of a berry-burst (and even a bit of brandy if you like!) .. like, tell me something this DOESN'T have!! 😂

I'm so excited for you to try these and put them on your Christmas table! 🎄


Makes: 10 baskets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None!


10 pre-made brandy snap baskets
300ml thickened cream
Vanilla ice-cream (as much or as little as you like!
1 tablespoon icing sugar

1 cup frozen OOB organic mixed berries
1 cup frozen OOB organic raspberries
1 cup frozen OOB organic blueberries

Optional Extra:
1 tablespoon brandy (to add into the cream or ice-cream for an extra Christmassy-flavour!)
2 candy canes, crushed (for a little minty Christmas crunch!)

  1. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the thickened cream until light and fluffy. Just before soft peaks form, throw in the icing sugar (and a little brandy if you like!) and mix through. Place bowl in the fridge until you're almost ready to serve. 
  2. Add the frozen berries onto a plate and allow them to defrost naturally. Do not add any water to the bowl as this will make them soggy!
  3. Lay out your brandy baskets on a serving plate. You can either fill with ice-cream and layer the cream on-top of them, or you can fill half of the baskets with ice-cream and the other half of the baskets with the cream - whatever you like! Once filled, top with berries and bits of crushed brandy baskets if you'd like an extra brandy crunch! For a little extra minty Christmas treat, sprinkle over some crushed candy canes!


Leah Itsines with Christmas Brandy Snap Baskets