Monica Galetti Guinness and ice cream ginger float recipe on Christmas Kitchen

Monica Galetti from MasterChef The Professional, makes Guinness and ginger float with leftover Christmas cake with root beer for the festive season on Christmas Kitchen.

Monica says: “This American-style trifle combines lashings of cream, Caribbean spices and Guinness – it’s perfect for Christmas.”

The ingredients for the ginger cake: 225g plain flour, 2 tsp ground ginger, pinch ground cinnamon, pinch ground mixed spice, pinch salt, 85g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing, 225g golden syrup, 55g demerara sugar, 1 free-range egg and 4 tsp milk.

For the crumble: 100g ginger cake, cut into cubes, icing sugar, for dusting, 1 small firm pear, peeled, core removed, diced and 1 piece confit ginger (in syrup, from a jar), diced.

For the ginger ice cream: 500ml ready-made crème anglaise, 400ml full-fat milk, 100ml double cream, 2 vanilla pods, split in half lengthways, seeds scraped out with a sharp knife, 6 free-range egg yolks, 65g caster sugar and 2 tbsp ground ginger.