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160 gm dark chocolate (54% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped 500 ml (2 cups) milk 30 gm butter, coarsely chopped 125 ml (½ cup) pouring cream 5 egg yolks 50 gm caster sugar 75 gm mild honey, such as clover honey   Drunken raisins 125 gm golden raisins 125 gm currants 75 ml dark rum 50 gm demerara sugar 20 gm mild honey ½ cinnamon quill 3 whole cloves


  • 01
  • Place chocolate in a large bowl and set aside. Bring milk, butter and half the cream to just below the boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, whisk yolks and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy (2-3 minutes), then, whisking continuously, add milk mixture and whisk to combine. Return to a clean saucepan and stir continuously over medium heat until mixture coats a wooden spoon thickly (5-6 minutes). Strain through a fine sieve over chocolate, whisk to combine then set aside to cool. When cool, stir through honey and remaining cream and refrigerate to chill. Freeze in an ice-cream machine, then freeze until required. Makes about 1 litre.
  • 03
  • For drunken raisins, combine raisins and currants in a bowl, pour over boiling water to cover, set aside until tender (30 minutes), then strain through a sieve (discard liquid). Meanwhile, bring rum, sugar, honey, spices and 50ml water to the simmer in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, add raisin mixture and set aside to macerate (2 hours).
  • 04
  • Scoop ice-cream into serving bowls, spoon over drunken raisins and serve.
This recipe is from the September 2011 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

“I’d love to make the chocolate ice-cream with drunken raisins from Nicky Riemer at Melbourne’s Union Dining. Please help!”
Helen Goodchild, via email

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  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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