My husband Jack LOVES oatmeal raisin cookies! Of all of the possible types of cookies – if he had his choice – Jack would choose oatmeal raisin! So knowing Jack’s favorite dessert, a few years ago for a special holiday dinner, I made this delicious Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream. And as a special treat last week for Father’s Day, I made this oatmeal raisin ice cream again!
Adapted from the terrific ice cream cookbook, The Perfect Scoop, this oatmeal raisin ice cream is a bit of a labor of love. It’s not difficult to make at all – but there are a few steps that require some close attention. But – the results are totally worth the extra effort and attention and this is one decadent and delicious dessert!
First you create an oatmeal praline by toasting rolled oats in the oven until golden brown, and then melt sugar until a caramel forms. The oats and caramel are stirred together and then spread out to form a sweet, hard praline that is chopped into small pieces.
Then some raisins are soaked in sugar and bourbon while a wonderful cinnamon and vanilla custard churns into creamy ice cream (that ice cream is pretty fantastic on its own – never mind adding in the raisins and oatmeal praline!
Freeze until firm and you’ll end up with some of the best ice cream you’ve ever eaten! If you have an oatmeal raisin lover in your life, like I do – then you have to make this delicious oatmeal raisin ice cream! They will love you (even more) for it!
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