A pack shot of Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream 1L.

Review Of Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream

Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream is part of the one-litre Irresistible range. In Australia, there is limited competition in the ice cream freezer for this flavour.

If you’re considering buying this container, check out this review first. I look at whether it’s worth the money.

Holding a tub of Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream with a blurred kitchen in the background.
Holding a tub ready to test.

What’s in a container of Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream?

A one-litre tub contains rum ice cream with raisins scattered throughout. There is no extra sauce or mix-ins added to this product.

The rum flavoured preparation of raisins and sugar makes up 9% of the frozen dessert.

An opened container of Coles Irresistible Rum Raisin Ice Cream with the lid leaning against the side.
An open tub of Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream.

Is the tub any good?

Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream is good ice cream that lovers of boozy desserts will appreciate. The super-creamy texture that’s in all the Coles Irresistible range is excellent. There is a sweet, caramelised rum flavour that isn’t too in-your-face.

This tub provides consumers with delicious ice cream at an affordable price. It bridges the gap between budget family and premium products.

The container could certainly do with more raisins. They were few and far between, and similar-priced brands have much more. If you’re buying this for the rum flavour, then a lack of fruit won’t be a cause for concern.

A top-down image of Rum and Raisin ice cream by Coles.
The texture and flavour in this pack is excellent.

What are some similar products to try?

There aren’t many mainstream rum and raisin ice cream brands in Australian supermarkets. Some that used to exist are no longer being made.

Consider Hinterland Rum & Raisin 1L if it’s available in your town. This tub has over double the raisins but a smidgen less rum.

 Coles Rum & RaisinHinterland Rum & Raisin
Rum Flavoured Raisin Preparation9%15%
Milk fat10%12%


  • Those who enjoy rum-flavoured food will love this one.
  • A delicious festive dessert.
  • Easy to find in Coles supermarkets Australia-wide.
  • Made in Australia.


  • A long ingredients list for a simple ice cream.
  • Minimal raisins in the container.
An un-scooped pack of Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream.
An unscooped tub reveals few signs of raisins.

Other reviews in the Coles Irresistible range

A bowl full of Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream with the tub in the background.
The ice cream is easy to scoop.


The main dairy ingredients include cream and/or butter, butterfat, milk solids, and skim milk concentrate. Mixed through the container, there is a rum-flavoured raisin preparation that makes up 9% of the dessert.

Rum comprises 0.4% of the ice cream’s ingredients. It sounds low, but it’s enough.

Ingredients list: Ice Cream [Dairy Ingredients (Cream (Milk) and/or Butter (Milk), Butterfat (Milk), Milk Solids, Skimmed Milk Concentrate), Water, Sugar Syrup (Sugar, Water)], Rum Flavoured Raisin Preparation (9%) (Raisins, Invert (Sugar), Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Corn Starch, Food Acid (330), Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavouring, Vegetable Gum (407)), Glucose Syrup (Wheat), Stabiliser Blend (Emulsifier (471, 477 – from Palm Oil**), Vegetable Gum (412, 410), Antioxidant (330, 307, 300)), Rum (0.4%), Natural Colour (150a), Natural Flavouring].

Milk fat

Milk fat plays an important part in improving ice cream mouthfeel and consistency. Increased amounts result in a creamier, smoother ice cream you’d expect from top-tier products.

Like all the Irresistible range, Coles Rum and Raisin ice cream contains 10% milk fat. That’s less than Hinterland Rum & Raisin 1L, which has 12%, but the difference isn’t huge.

Macro shot of Rum and Raisin Ice Cream.
A final closeup of the ice cream.

Nutrition information

No ice cream is good for you, so eat it in moderation. Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream 1L has 7.4g of saturated fat per 100g and 21.4g of sugar.

Number of servings: 10
Serving size: 56g

 Quantity per ServingQuantity per 100g
Fat, Total5.4g9.7g
Dietary Fibre1.0g1.8g

Read more: Check out the Coles Rum and Raisin Ice Cream page.

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