Yorkshire Puddings with Ice Cream & Golden Syrup

Yorkshire Pudding

Since 2008 the first Sunday of every February has been designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day and this year falls on 3 February. I have to admit that I mainly make Yorkshire Pudding batter for my Toad in the Hole recipe and tend to chicken out of making actual Yorkshire Puddings. So when Mermaid sent me their 4 Cup Yorkshire Pudding Tray I decided that I wanted to face my culinary fears and do it anyway! I read up on the subject and came up with the following recipe from my research. Being a fan of waffles and ice cream I decided that my Yorkshire Puddings were going to be used as a pudding and jolly delicious they were too!

The Mermaid 4 Hole Yorkshire Pudding tray is made of tough hard anodised aluminium and therefore has great heat distribution properties which is vital for this job! It won’t peel, flake or blister and can be heated on the hob and oven. I’ve said it before, these tins retain their heat long after coming out of the oven unlike flimsy inferior ones so don’t be tempted to pick up with your fingers too soon!

I am entering my puddings into this month’s Credit Crunch Munch which is run by myself and Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and is being hosted my me this month, as they are a really economic and delicious dessert.

Credit Crunch Munch

I am also entering my Yorkshire Puddings into the “Tea Time Treats” challenge which is run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and Kate at What Kate Baked who is hosting this month with the theme of puddings!

Mermaid 4 Hole Yorkshire Pudding TrayStart by putting lard in pudding tray and put in oven for 15 minutes.

Eggs and flour

Sieve the flour & salt and make a well in the centre for the eggs.

Yorkshire Pudding Batter

Beat the eggs gradually incorporating the flour from the sides.


Then whisk in the milk gradually.

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Fill pudding holes with batter and bake immediately.

Mermaid Yorkshire Pudding 4 Hole Tray

My 2nd batch worked much better as I only filled holes 3/4 full so fluffed up a lot higher, remember less is more!

Yorkshire Pudding

Once out of oven serve with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream and lashings of golden syrup.

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Yorkshire Puddings with Ice Cream & Golden Syrup
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Yorkshire Puddings served with ice cream and golden syrup.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 Eggs (mine were 100mls)
  • Equal volume plain white flour (eg 100mls)
  • Equal volume milk (eg 100mls)
  • Pinch of salt
  • A few dots of lard
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Golden Syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Place 4 tiny knobs of lard into a four hole Yorkshire Pudding tin.
  3. Place tin in the oven for about 15 minutes until lard is smoking hot.
  4. Sift flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre and add the eggs.
  5. Whisk the eggs and slowly combine the flour from the side.
  6. Once combined gradually whisk in the milk.
  7. Transfer batter to a jug for ease of pouring.
  8. With the oven shelf pulled out slightly, quickly fill the Yorkshire Pudding tray holes ¾ full and push shelf back into oven.
  9. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown, do not open the oven door at any point before or they will collapse!
  10. Once out of the oven top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of golden syrup.


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  1. Amy Fidler

    I make mine with a banana split on top of it x love this recipe too x

    1. Camilla

      Nice, love banana, great idea:-)

  2. Sharon Jackson

    Oh my word, I’m definitely going to try this next time I have Yorkshire puds. It looks so tasty 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sharon:-)

  3. Martina Evans

    Sounds incredibly delicious. Who would have thought that Yorkshire pudding could be used to make such a tasty dessert!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina, it really is lush:-)

  4. Ursula Hunt

    I had my first yorkshire Pudding desert at the weekend and was surprisingly pleased

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Ursula:-)

  5. Jane Davies

    I was quite horrified the other day when my daughter squirted chocolate sauce on her left over yorkshire pudding and tucked in ! My mother told me that lots of people like them with sweet things, not sure I could try it after only ever knowing yorkshire puddings to come with gravy 😀

    1. Camilla

      Just think of them as crispy pancakes – which they are;-)

  6. William Gould

    I love Yorkshire puddings, but never thing to have sweet things with them!

  7. Geoff Clark

    Who would have thought the old Yorkshire pud was so versatile

  8. Ursula Hunt

    Looks and sounds delicious

  9. Paul Wilson

    Love Yorkshire Pudding as a sweet.

  10. Heather Haigh

    Golly that’s a naughty pud! mmmmmm

    1. Camilla

      I have naughtier:-)

  11. auntygeek

    Incredible! These look gorgeous 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  12. Tracy Nixon

    It is all about hot puddings this weekend to keep us warm in this cold and wild weather! Brrrrrr I don’t feel so guilty making hot puddings when I know we need the energy to keep us warm and on the move!

    1. Camilla

      Good thinking:-)

  13. Ursula Hunt

    I have never had a sweet yorkshire pudding but I believe it was how they were first consumed

  14. Lisa Williams

    I thought I had misread the post title at first but the more I think about it the more I think why not 🙂

  15. Paul Wilson

    I love this! My gran used to make it for me when I was young.

  16. Louise Smith

    Would never have put these together, but I bet it’s delicious

  17. tamalyn roberts

    wow i would never have thought of trying that out lol i make home made yorkshires all the time, and its the same mis i use for pancakes so not sure why i never thought of doing them sweet lol thanks so much for the recipe, i will suprise the kids with these! and i just love golden syrup

    1. Camilla

      Fab, glad to be of inspiration:-)

  18. What Kate Baked

    Fantastic inspired entry to TTT Camilla, thank you very much! Syrup, ice cream AND Yorkshires?! What’s not to love?!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kate:-)

  19. Fuss Free Helen

    Lovely Yorkshires, i am always so disappointed in mine.

    Syrup over ice cream – delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, I’ve always admired Gordon Ramsay’s Yorkshires and remembered it’s all about heat and lard or dripping, so each batch just gets better now:-)

  20. Laura Loves Cakes

    What an interesting idea having Yorkshire Puddings for pudding! I imagine that with the golden syrup and ice cream they’re reallly tasty! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Laura, I thoroughly recommend it:-)

  21. Mich Piece of Cake

    Oh wow, these look delicious! would certainly love to try it sometime.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Mich, I hope you manage to try these:-)

  22. Gill Bland

    YEY! More people need to embrace the sweet yorkshire pudding idea. My hubby loves them

    1. Camilla

      It was my first time in so many years I can’t remember making Yorkshires and as I didn’t want to do a full roast in the middle of the week I decided pudding was the way to go! I’m pleased I did as they were wolfed down by the family so will freeze some for another time and do again:-)

  23. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    What a great idea Camilla! So, did they end up tasting like waffles then? Love the taste of waffles. The puddings look to have come out really well – a great tin to use!

    1. Camilla

      Hi Jacqueline, well not rich and fluffy like a waffle but in the same family of flavour and really good with the ice cream and golden syrup:-) Today I shall be making some more but to ongo the side of our roast beef!

  24. Karen

    What a LOVELY entry and I cannot wait to use my Mermaid Tin tomorrow for my Sunday post! LOVELY tea time treats entry thanks Camilla! 🙂 Karen

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Karen, though I’m sure yours will be superior to mine:-)

  25. Ang

    I’ve never thought to use Yorkshire Puds for dessert – great idea. I am hoping to enter this months challenge – just need some inspiration.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela, yesnext time I’ll make a bigger batch and freeze them so they can be quickly heated up and served almost instantly:-)

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