Serves 8 - 10
2 cups mixed dried fruit
½ cup fresh cherries, pitted
½ cup fresh mango, cubed
Grated rind of one orange
2 litres good vanilla ice cream
½ cup choc bits
½ cup chopped pecans
Combine fruits, orange rind and brandy in a bowl. Allow to stand for 20 minutes. Soften ice cream a little. Add fruit mixture, choc bits and pecans.
Line a pudding bowl or cake tin with plastic wrap. Spoon mixture in, press down firmly. Cover with plastic wrap.
Freeze overnight or up to six months if well wrapped.
Cut into wedges to serve. Serve with your favourite chocolate sauce.