Susan's Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Susan Feliciano Recipe

By Susan Feliciano frenchtutor

1-1/2 qts
2 Hr 15 Min
Ice-Cream Maker

I developed this recipe after studying about half a dozen different ones. I didn't want to do a custard, and I also didn't want to do too much rum.
This one tastes just right to me, and is easy to put together.
It makes enough to fill the Cuisinart ice cream freezer that holds up to 6 cups (1 & 1/2 quarts).


1/2 c
2 oz
1/4 c
distilled water
2 Tbsp
1 c
whole milk
3/4 c
sugar or splenda blend
1/8 tsp
2 c
heavy cream
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
(substitute rum flavoring if a stronger rum taste is desired)

Directions Step-By-Step

Place raisins, rum, water, and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small saucepan. Heat almost to boiling, remove from heat, stir well and refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight.
In a medium bowl, using a whisk, combine milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, or overnight.
Do this at the same time as the raisins.
To make ice cream:
Turn on the Cuisinart ice cream maker; pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 10-15 minutes. About 5 minutes before mixing is completed, add the reserved rum raisins and let mix in completely.
If you have a different type of ice cream freezer, follow manufacturer's directions for freezing and adding fruit.

I used mixed Jumbo raisins for my recipe. They are made from white, red, and purple grapes, and are larger than regular raisins.
Ice cream will be of soft-serve consistency when finished. For firmer ice cream, remove to a freezer container and freeze for 1-2 hours. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #homemade

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Jun 30, 2015 - sallye bates shared this recipe with discussion group: LIVELY DISCUSSIONS SPOKEN HERE.
Renée G. ReneeCooks
May 31, 2015
Pinched! thanks Susan,
We have had an ice cream maker for several years and have hardly even used it. I had my son take it down from the top pantry shelf a week or so back and I am determined to make ice cream at least once a week this summer. I will begin with this one since it sounds so wonderfully yum-a-licious.
May 31, 2015 - Susan Feliciano shared this recipe with discussion group: Grandma to Grandma.
Aug 25, 2012 - Susan Feliciano shared this recipe with discussion group: TRIED & TRUE RECIPES (TNT)