Chocolate, Raisin & Amaretto Ice Cream
Valentine's Day is coming up and this dessert fits the occasion!
The combination of dark chocolate and almond flavored Amaretto in the
ice-cream should make for a sweet end to the evening. Almonds are
associated with passion and fertility and chocolate has a history of
stoking the flames of passion all over the world.
22.5ml/1½tbsp maple syrup
450ml/15floz soy milk
100ml/7tbsp sunflower oil
10ml/2tsp vanilla essence
100g/4oz dairy free dark chocolate, coarsely grated
1. Place the raisins in a small bowl and pour over the Amaretto.
Leave to soak until most of the Amaretto has been absorbed.
2. Pour 300ml/10fl oz of the soy milk into ice-cube trays and place
in the freezer or freezer compartment of your refrigerator for about 4-5
hours or until frozen solid.
3. Put the remaining soy milk and the remaining ingredients except
the grated chocolate into a blender. Add the now-frozen soy milk cubes
and blend until completely smooth. Stir in the coarsely grated
4. The ice-cream can be served immediately, or returned to the
freezer if a firmer ice-cream is desired. Remember to allow the
ice-cream to defrost for about 40 minutes, or until the preferred
consistency is achieved, before serving.
Your question and comments are welcome