Friday, October 4, 2013

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Ice Cream

The classic combination of cinnamon raisin anything promptly gets my attention. So I am ashamed to say after I made the cinnamon custard, it took me a few days to settle on the raisin and walnut additions because I felt they might be too ho hum.

Wrong again. After giving up (although cinnamon chocolate chip is still running through my head) I caved and added the raisins and walnuts and wow oh wow. Oh. Wow.

I added a whopping two tablespoons of cinnamon to the custard. I wanted it strong. This ice cream has deep flavor with the comfort of the old raisin and walnut favorites. 

It's scoops of fall, I tell ya.

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Ice Cream

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • Whisk the egg yolks together in a heat proof bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the cream, milk, sugar, salt and cinnamon together in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  • Remove mixture just before boiling and slowly pour into the egg yolks whisking  constantly.
  • Strain the mixture back into the saucepan and heat until it thickens, until it covers the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour back into the bowl, cover with plastic wrap so the wrap is touching the mixture and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the plastic wrap,  pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • When ice cream reaches soft serve consistency, add the raisins and walnuts.
  • Secure the cover on the container and place in the freezer for a few hours or until ready to serve.


  1. I imagine this being like a cold, creamy version of the best oatmeal-raisin cookies ever. You're tempting me to get the ice-cream maker out of the basement!

  2. I love the combo of raisin and walnut. Your ice cream looks super, Lora.
    I wish the weather here was still warm enough to enjoy some ice cream.

  3. Now this is a great way to say yes we can have ice cream in the Fall.

  4. Totally agree with Angela. Can imagine walking down a tree lined street ablaze in the Fall colours, eating this seasonal ice cream and enjoying every lick!


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