raisin swirl ice cream

Amaretto Raisin Swirl Dessert

Raisins and amaretto swirl their heady flavors throughout this homemade ice cream.
  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 20 min


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 cup California raisins
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Amaretto, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Place raisins, 1/2 cup amaretto and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until excess liquid has evaporated. Let cool slightly, then purée in a food processor. Stir in remaining tablespoon of amaretto and let cool. Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth; set aside.

Whisk together half-and-half, sugar, extracts and cinnamon in a large bowl. Transfer to the container of an ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Remove paddle; cover and chill for 30 minutes until mixture is thick but can still be stirred. Drop spoonfuls of raisin mixture into ice cream; drag a rubber spatula through mixture to swirl. Cover again and place in the freezer for several hours, until very firm, or it may be prepared several days ahead and stored in freezer.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 380 (30% from fat); Total Fat 12g (sat 8g, mono 4g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 60mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 52g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 49g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 65mg; Calcium 131mg; Potassium 340mg

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