Recipe For Cranberry And Cointreau Ice Cream

Today, being the last working day of the year for me I am concentrating on the joys I have found in blogging. This post is dedicated to Buttercup. Buttercup was introduced to my blog by my friend Cindy (check out my daily diary page to see the ‘gift’ I have left there for Cindy). When I posted my ice cream recipe, Buttercup said she would much prefer Rum and Raisin. I however, cannot drink Rum – too much sugar in that, and I am not partial to raisins unless they are in my granola. So, I thought about what would be festive for Christmas and decided that cranberries were just the thing. Then, as I would need an alcohol to replace the Rum, I thought that the nice orange flavour of Cointreau would work perfectly.

Cranberry And Cointreau Ice Cream
Cranberry and Cointreau Ice Cream


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Cranberry and Cointreau Ice Cream


  • 290 mls milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 110 g castor sugar I used fructose
  • 30 mls Cointreau
  • 290 mls cream
  • 100 g dried cranberries


  • heat the milk in a sauce pan until it is nearly boiling
  • while you are doing this, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar until they reach ribbon stage
  • add half of the milk to the eggs while whisking
  • pour the mixture back into the sauce pan and whisk in
  • cook over a moderate heat while stirring all the time with a wooden spoon
  • as soon as it has thickened enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon add the Cointreau and mix in well
  • when mixed take off the heat and whisk into the cream
  • place all the ingredients into your ice cream maker
  • churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  • pour into an ice cream container and stir in the cranberries
  • place into the freezer and after a couple of hours mix the ice cream to ensure an even distribution of the cranberries

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  2. Wow! Now I don’t have to get the same old boring ice cream for Christmas. My family will really enjoy their Christmas dessert.

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