Rum and raisin ice cream in a bowl

Rum and Raisin Ice Cream Recipe

This deliciously boozy rum ice cream recipe works a treat. With limited good-quality versions of this ice cream in supermarket freezers, it’s a must-try dessert.

Rum is especially good at making a creamy, delicious ice cream base. Add some raisins and you have a winning dessert every time.

Rum and Raisin Ice Cream

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Rum and raisin ice cream in a bowl

Rum and Raisin Ice Cream

A creamy rum-flavoured ice cream with raisins for extra yumminess.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: ice cream, rum and raisin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freeze time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 100 ml dark rum
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Place raisins and rum in a pan and bring to the boil then allow to cool.
  • Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl until pale in colour, set aside.
  • Add cream and milk to large saucepan and heat on high until simmering. Remove from heat and slowly add 1 cup of heated milk to the egg yolks, all the while whisking the yolks.
  • Slowly pour yolk mixture, golden syrup, and vanilla into a saucepan of milk and continue heating on medium heat until ice cream base thickens. You'll know the base is ready when it coats the back of a spoon.
  • Stir in raisins and rum until combined.
  • Allow ice cream base to cool in the fridge overnight or for at least 3 hours.
  • Add base to ice cream maker and churn. Once complete, add to a container and freeze for an additional 2-3 hours until hardened.

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  1. 5 stars
    Excellant recipe, I added the rum and raisins at the last 15minutes of churning. Tastes great when freshly made and develops even better after a couple days.

  2. 3 stars
    I should have saved the rains until last, my machine couldn’t cope.
    I was disappointed as it seemed less than ice cream more like cold custard texture.
    Perhaps me.

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