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This Rum Milkshake Takes Your Favorite Ice Cream and Makes It Even More Perfect


Think rum raisin is a flavor only a grandfather could love? Think again. The secret to this milkshake is soaking the raisins in rum, then blending the softened fruit with vanilla ice cream that’s scented with cinnamon and orange zest. Take the shake over the top with a cloud of whipped cream and a sprinkling of crushed toffee.—Jessica Battilana

Makes 1

  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1 1/2 oz Rum
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Orange zest
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • 4 large scoops Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Crushed toffee, for garnish

Put the raisins in a small bowl and pour the rum over. The raisins should be submerged in the rum. Let soak until the raisins are plump, about 30 minutes.

Drain the raisins, reserving the rum. Add to the jar of the blender. Add the milk, orange zest and cinnamon, and blend for 15 seconds. Add the vanilla ice cream and rum, and blend until smooth. Pour into a pint glass, and garnish with whipped cream and crushed toffee. Serve immediately.

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