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Caramelized Sweet Onion Ice Cream & Rum Raisin Sauce

April 23, 2019 |

Recipe courtesy of Chef Ashley Moser.
as seen on episode “Onions | Engelhard, NC“, Season 8

Flavor, NC | Sweet Onion Ice Cream

Onion Ice Cream


  • 2 cups dark brown caramelized sweet onions (recipe below)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 9 ounces sugar


  1. Add caramelized onions and milk to a blender and blend until silky smooth
  2. Heat onion milk, cream and sugar in a saucepan until a simmer and sugar is dissolved
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk egg yolks. Slowly add the hot cream mixture one ounce at a time while whisking the egg yolks. After 4 ounces have been incorporated, whisk the egg mixture into the hot cream mixture. Pour through a fine strainer and cool over an ice bath or in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Churn the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the directions. Serve, topping with the rum raisin sauce (recipe below)

Caramelized Sweet Onions


  • 4 cups chopped raw onions
  • 2 Tbsp cold butter


  1. Combine 4 cups chopped raw onions with 2 Tbsp. cold butter.
  2. Place in a cold pan and cook on low for 45 minutes stirring frequently.

Rum Raisin Sauce


  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 T unsalted butter
  • ½ cup raisins (golden or dark)
  • ¼ cup dark rum


  1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar has melted.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in butter, then add rum and raisins.
  3. Allow to cool to room temperature, and serve over finished ice cream.

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