If you fancy a dessert with a difference this Christmas, get a load of these yummy recipes made with magnum mini’s. Chocolatier Paul Young has taken magnum mini’s (there’s three great flavours to choose from… crunchy almond, strawberry & chocolate and a mix of white, chocolate and almond) and has come up with some of the hottest and tastiest drinks around. And they’ll keep you toasty too! Check them out…

Magnum White Diamond Hot Martini
To celebrate frosty, snowy winter days and indulgent warming evenings.
Makes 1 large martini
1 Magnum Mini white
50mls double cream
2 measures of premium vodka – grey goose for example
1 measure noilly pratt vermouth
Gently melt the magnum mini with the cream and warm in a small sauce pan.
Do not boil.
Add the vodka and noilly pratt and warm for one minute only
Serve in a martini glass and garnish with a curl of milk chocolate for sophisticated indulgence

Magnum Classic Comfort
Makes 1 mug
300 mls semi skimmed milk
1 classic Magnum Mini ice cream
1 teaspoons light muscovado sugar
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Half an orange – very finely zested
Bring all the ingredients to a hot temperature but do not boil, mixing well
Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy in front of a roaring fire for ultimate me-time indulgence

Magnum Minis range are available for RSP €4.99 from leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.