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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.

(Serves 4-6)


50g/2oz raisins

22.5ml/1½tbsps Amaretto

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 chocolate.

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.

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