Vegan Rum Raisin Ice Cream

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After a week and a half, this is the final recipe I have to share from Thanksgiving. I’m sorry to drag it on for so long, but I think I saved the best for last.

My favorite part of any meal is dessert. For this celebration I made my recipe for rum raisin ice cream again, only since I was short on time and feeling slightly lazy I skipped the custard base making the recipe totally vegan. You couldn’t tell I changed a thing; it was just as rich and creamy as the first batch.

This ended up being a favorite of everyone’s. I was a little heavy-handed with the rum; I’m sure that helped. My relatives described it as “a frozen tropical bar drink”. We ate almost the entire batch by the end of the day; I take that as a good sign. 

Vegan Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes to churn + 2 hours to set


  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk, preferably full fat
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Thompson raisins

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  1. Whisk together the coconut milk, sugar, maple syrup, rum, and cinnamon until it forms a smooth base.
  2. Turn on your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s directions. Add in the raisins during the final 2 minutes of churning.
  3. Put in the freezer to harden for at least 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and let sit on counter for 5 minutes before scooping for best result.

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You really can’t go wrong with this plus a slice of paleo pumpkin pie—I’m telling you. Pumpkin, pecans, raisins, cinnamon, and rum. It’s all good.

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12 Responses to Vegan Rum Raisin Ice Cream
  1. Anna @ On Anna's Plate
    December 6, 2011 | 10:39 am

    I always feel weird for liking rum raisin– I feel like it’s a nerdy flavor, or something. Whatever– I won’t apologize for it any longer 🙂

  2. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    December 6, 2011 | 11:32 am

    I love rum raisin and always want to buy a half gallon of it but no one in my family likes it. This is yet another ice cream recipe that makes me wish I had an ice cream maker at home…

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    December 6, 2011 | 11:40 am

    booze + sugar combined = happy times!

  4. Sarah@The Flying ONION
    December 6, 2011 | 1:22 pm


    This makes me happy. 😀

  5. Amanda
    December 6, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    I have never had rum raisin ice cream but this post totally made me want some, looks delish!!

  6. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
    December 6, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    Oh, heck yeah! My ice cream maker is begging for this one! Perfection!

  7. Hannah
    December 6, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    I adore everything about this except the rum and the raisins, because my tastebuds are stupid. 😛 If only we could macerate, say, dried cherries in peanut butter….

  8. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    December 7, 2011 | 1:30 am

    Yum. Yumyumyum. Lisa @ needs to SEE THIS.

  9. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    December 7, 2011 | 8:01 am

    I need an ice cream maker! This looks so delish!

  10. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    December 7, 2011 | 9:41 am

    YUM! I love recipes that include booze AND its vegan. Parfait! 🙂

  11. Cassie McSassy
    December 7, 2011 | 9:47 am

    This is perfect. My roommate and I don’t eat dairy and we’ve been yearning for some rum raisin ice cream. My new ice cream maker will come in handy this week! Thanks!

  12. Pure2raw Twins
    December 7, 2011 | 10:53 pm

    I need to get my ice cream maker out that looks so good. Nothing like adding in a little kick to ice cream 😉