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Homemade Rum Raisin Ice Cream!

Homemade Rum Raisin Ice Cream:

But why is the rum gone?

(Quick! Anyone know the movie character who says this quote?)

So, apparently yesterday was National Rum Day and today is National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day.  I think they really do have a national day for everything under the sun. For example? September 18th is National Play-doh Day, and January 12th is Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day.

Vegan Rum Raisin Ice Cream:

I don’t really know what that means… but it sounds kind of awesome!

Yesterday’s holiday offered me the perfect excuse to try making my own homemade rum raisin ice cream. Although I’ve never been the biggest fan of rum as a drink, its sweet and somewhat spicy flavor profile can magically enhance many recipes (such as my favorite Single Serving Tiramisu Pancakes). For this particular ice cream recipe, I chose to infuse the raisins with the rum overnight; it’s an extra step that is well-worth the wait.

Rum Raisin Ice Cream Recipe:

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Homemade Rum Raisin Ice Cream

  • 3 tbsp rum
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup cashew cream or full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice or additional cashew cream or coconut milk
  • pinch stevia, or 1 tbsp sugar of choice
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Rum Raisin Ice Cream Recipe: Combine the raisins with the rum and let sit overnight. The next day, drain but reserve both parts. Stir together all ingredients except the raisins. If using an ice cream maker: Process according to the directions on your machine, then stir in the raisins and transfer to serving bowls. Freeze 30 minutes for a firmer texture. If using a Vitamix (a very high-powered food processor might also work): Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, blend the ice cubes in your Vitamix until a soft-serve texture is achieved. Stir in the raisins and transfer to serving bowls. Freeze the rum raisin ice cream recipe 30 minutes for a firmer texture.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Iman says:

    This looks so delicious! Really want to try it out :) I recently made some homemade mango ice cream at home – first homemade ice cream I’ve tried!

  2. Ahhh rum and raisin ice cream! I’d have made this had I known! I made banana ice cream today instead, for breakfast no less, s’Sunday after all *sneaky grin*
    Thanks for the recipe 😀 x

  3. Lucy says:

    Jack Sparrow in PotC I. Love that quote. :)

  4. Yum! I’ll definitely have to make this today, if it’s a holiday, and all!

  5. D says:

    Interesting flavor!

    Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) said “But why is the rum gone?”
    I haven’t seen these movies in ages.

  6. Marie says:

    Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean! Haha I watched it a couple days ago–love that movie! 😀

  7. Allie says:

    I’m kind of afraid of Feast of Wild Fabulous Men Day, haha! But I’m totally in favor of Rum Raisin Ice Cream Day. I can get behind that.

  8. Naoko says:

    National rum day and national soft serve day? And there I was yesterday drooling as someone else had rum raisin soft serve (I couldn’t have one because I was driving :( )! Coincidence?
    Well this gives me a perfect excuse to homemade rum raisin ice cream! You’ve made my day :)

  9. rob says:

    Rum’n’raisin us without doubt my fave ice cream, but is often a bit rubbish when bought, perhaps making my own is the solution?

  10. Hahah! Nice quoting skills Katie! Captain Jack Sparrow! Good one!

  11. Vitopure says:

    This sounds too good and delicious. Yummy!!!

  12. Medeja says:

    Raisins and rum.. I could have it alone but with ice cream it is even better 😀

  13. Now that sounds great! I love chocolate covered rum raisins, so this is a must try :)

    1. Chris says:

      Chocolate covered rum raisins! How have I not heard of these before? I wonder if using them in this ice cream would work…

      1. They can be purchased in Germany – but I suppose you can make them from scratch, too. Just soak the raisins, let dry a bit and then cover with chocolate :)

  14. Ella says:

    CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow to you! :) How did I not know about national soft-serve day…. That’s like… my day!

  15. Jean says:

    National Tell the Truth Day.

  16. Chris says:

    Katie, are you still doing the food themes?

    1. I might go back to it someday, but it didn’t really seem to catch on with readers so I had to adapt :)

  17. Susan says:

    This ice-cream sounds wonderful. If I could make up a holiday I think it would be National Moose Day, because I think they are really intriguing creatures, and probably nobody else would come up with that choice… :-)

  18. This really looks so creamy and delicious! I think the quote is from Pirates of the Caribbean, but I’m not entirely sure which one…

  19. EVA says:

    Just a quick irrelevant question: are you going to ever do giveaways on your website? I see you do a lot on your Instagram (as I lurk for your hardcore food porn), but I don’t have an account! Those Larabars call my name every time!

    1. I host giveaways on the facebook page sometimes too. Not usually on the blog.

      1. EVA says:

        Man, I’m 19 years old and not even on Facebook! Call me an alien. I need to get down with this social media. Thanks for the reply though! I guess SOMEONE needs to pay for Larabars or they’ll go out of business. My wallet may hate me, but I’m willing to make the sacrifice.

  20. Kellye says:

    Ahh! Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl! My favorite movie series of all time.. know them by heart! Captain Jack certainly liked his rum lol.. Favorite Captain Jack quote.. from At Worlds End (The best one thus far) .. “”Whose boons? Your boons?” (in his awesome English accent of course).. what’s y’alls favorite Captain Jack quote/scene?.. just curious! Katie, your idea for Healthier Rum Raisin ice cream is great! I love your blog, you’re seriously gifted..and judging by your Captain Jack reference, have good taste in movies too! :)

  21. Kellye says:

    National Cobalt Blue Day & National Roses Day would be amazing!

  22. Deb says:

    I’ve never had rum raisin ice cream but you have convinced me that it is something I should try!

  23. Alanna says:

    Sounds yummy! Quick question: does it matter what type of rum you use? I would imagine you’d get very different flavors using Bacardi light rum vs Captain Morgan spiced rum vs Myers dark rum.

    1. The taste will be different (so choose a rum you like), but texture-wise it should not matter in the slightest :)

      1. Alanna says:

        Good to know — thanks! :)

  24. This looks really delicious, yum!

  25. Inge says:

    Yay! It’s Captain Jack Sparrow! 😀
    As for the national holiday, well, there already does exist a national oatmeal day (at least in Schotland), so I think I am satisfied! ^^

  26. Anya says:

    katie, When do we use the rum liquid? You say to soak the raisins and then drain but reserve both parts. When is the rum liquid used?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You would add when it says “Stir together ALL ingredients except the raisins.”

  27. sara says:

    holy yum girlfriend!! I am just waiting until you answer my prayers with a salty caramel ice cream recipe soon :)

  28. Kristina says:

    I’ve made this 4 times now. It is a daily request in this household! Thanks for the great recipe. Making ice cream in the Vitamix has opened a whole new world!