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Amaretto Raisin Swirl Dessert

Amaretto Raisin Swirl DessertRecipe courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place raisins, 1/2 cup amaretto and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until excess liquid has evaporated.
  2. Stir in remaining tablespoon of amaretto and let cool. Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove paddle; cover and chill for 30 minutes until mixture is thick but can still be stirred.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of raisin mixture into ice cream; drag a rubber spatula through mixture to swirl.
  6. 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.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 380; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 8g;Cholesterol: 60mg; Total Carbs: 52g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 49g; Protein: 5g; Sodium: 65mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.