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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Raisin Rum Scoops

Thank goodness we are coming to the end of the Sunday Slow Scoopers! My elastic waisted pants are ready for a break. On my sidebar I have listed all of the scoops we've tried. Not a bad one in the bunch!

Our next Slow Travel cooking adventures will be in Soups~ doesn't that sound like the perfect way to get through a cold and dreary winter? We will post a new soup recipe every Sunday. We will be known as the Sunday Slow Soupers!

Meanwhile, back at the freezer~ the ice cream of the week is Rum Raisin Ice Cream. The raisins are plumped with rum, or maybe you could say the rum is plumped with raisins. Either way it is yummy!

Rum Raisin Ice Cream
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup dark rum
1 inch strip of orange zest
3/4 cup whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
Pinch of salt
4 egg yolks

Heat the raisins, rum and zest, simmer for 2 minutes then remove from the heat. Allow to sit for several hours. Warm the milk sugar and half the cream. Slowly incorporate the yolks into the heated milk. Stir over medium heat until the custard thickens. Pour through a strainer into the other half of the cream in a iced bowl. Allow to cool. When ready to freeze the ice cream pour the raisins through a strainer, using the rum. You should have a total of 3 Tbs of rum... if not, add more. During the last minute of freezing add the rum soaked raisins.
I served my rum raisin ice cream with an apple galette~ I'll post that recipe tomorrow.

Y'all enjoy,


Leigh said...


Cape Cod Memories said...

Oh my gosh! My BIL used to make rum raisin ice cream all the time! It was sooooo good! I'll have to get him to make more - it's been years.

Thank you for your kind comment, Sandi! I have to admit it was a big surprise to me when I saw that my blog was noted, and I've received some very unfriendly feedback that almost made me pull my blog!

sandra/tx said...

Sandi, you're one of the winners of a PB book on my blog. Send me your address at, so I can get it to you. Congrats!

Cindy Ruth said...

Sandi-that rum raisin looks really good. I was bad-I just couldn't make another ice cream! I have managed gaining too much weight during the Sunday Slow Scoopers, and I wasn't going to the store to buy more heavy cream!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I'll take one of each! Wish you were here....

Gabriel said...

Very nice. I have also a site for recipes for cooking, but you have to translate the Google translate. I am from Slovakia.

Char said...

OH My yum

Holledayz said...

Your cyber ice cream has caused me to gain 5 lbs. so I am really glad you are switching to soup! Can't wait to see what you, and the gang, come up with.

Grace said...

i'm pretty sure you're the queen of ice cream making. keep 'em coming!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Oh, that sounds so good! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

Have a great week!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Louise~ I was sad to see that you pulled your blog. I guess being a blog of note brought out the wackos. visit often!
Sandra~ whoo-hoo! I'll be right over
Cindy~ I think we are all ready for some soup... but boy that ice cream was good.
Gabriel~ You are welcome to stop by whenever you'd like.
Holledayz~ We have our list of soups ready, I'll post it!
Grace~ I am not as timid about making ice cream. I'll make them again... but only for special occasions.

Back Through Time said...

Always something good cookin' here!
Have a great new week,

Sandi McBride said...

Only two more days and I am going to be making Sourdough pancakes...I can't believe how wonderful the starter smells...I smile everytime I lift the cover and stir it...I can only imagine how wonderful the pancakes are going to smell!

The Whispering Poppies said...

Hi Sandy! =)

Palo Seco Events said...

Sandi waht type of ice cream freezer di you use. Also how do I stop the rasins from freezingand the ice cream from becoming hard in a few days other than using gelatin.


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