Finely chop the pineapple rings, add to the marshmallows with the nuts and sugar. Whip the cream until it stands in soft peaks, do not over-whip. Whipping is not necessary with an ice cream maker. Fold into the other ingredients. Either spoon in the ice-cream maker and freeze or put into a dish and place in the freezer.
Variations: other fruits and nuts can be used. The marshmallows can be dissolved in vermouth, instead of fruit juice.
Raspberry Ice Cream: dissolve the marshmallows in 225ml fresh raspberry puree, add the sugar and cream as above. Other soft fruits can be used in the same way.
Recipe taken from A Century Of British Cooking by Marguerite Patten, published by Grub Street, hardback at £15.00