Love rum raisin ice cream? Then this Rumtopf ice cream recipe is for you! If you don’t have a Rumtopf started already, don’t fret! You can still make a quick version of this Rumtopf ice cream!

Rumtopf Ice Cream

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Here is the thing: you’re fully invested in this whole Rumtopf aka Rumpot project thing, having bought all the rum that you infused all the fruit with, and now it’s sitting pretty and you’re starting to wonder “what in the world am I going to do with all this Rumtopf?” Well, you could of course drink your Rumtopf (mixing Rumtopf liquids and fruit with sparkling wine is one of my favorite, simple ways to enjoy Rumtopf!), but if you’re tired of drinking it, you may wonder if there are maybe some dessert recipes for your finished Rumtopf.

Making Ice Cream Is a Great Way to Use Up Rumtopf!

You just found a great way to make a dessert from Rumtopf and there will be many more to come! So stay tuned on more Rumtopf recipes! In the meantime, make sure to give this super creamy Rumtopf Ice Cream a shot. It’s a soft-serve consistency ice cream (thanks to all the rum in the ice cream that keep it from fully hardening) with lots of little Rumtopf fruit pieces in it and it’s addictive! Be careful though because this stuff is potent due to the nature of the Austrian 160 proof spiced STROH rum, and should only be enjoyed in moderation! 🙂 Find out where STROH is available near you now!

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Rumtopf Ice Cream Is So Easy to Make!

The ice cream making itself is so simple that you’ll wonder why you have ever bought ice cream in the past. Once the main ingredients have been heated up, you’ll add the Rumtopf liquids and fruit to the ice cream mixture. Then everything cools down before it gets either transferred to your ice cream maker or simply put in the freezer (with the ladder method, I recommend removing the bowl every 30 minutes or so to whisk the ingredients, basically recreating the basic steps of an ice cream maker. You’ll eventually want the consistency to be like soft serve ice cream and you’ll see that it won’t get harder than that, so you may as well enjoy it right then!

No Rumtopf? No Problem!

Don’t have a Rumtopf started, but still want to partake in this soft serve adult ice cream experience?? Yes, you can! What you’ll want to do is a quick infusion, combining 2 parts fruit with 1 part spiced rum and 1 part sugar and allowing it to sit for at least an hour before adding it to the ice cream mixture at the end. You won’t regret making this, promise!

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Rumtopf Ice Cream

Love rum raisin ice cream? Then this Rumtopf ice cream recipe is for you! If you don't have a Rumtopf started already, don't fret! You can still make a quick version of this Rumtopf ice cream!
Prep Time1 hr
Freeze Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Coffee, Dessert, Entertaining, Grilling, Kaffee, Snack
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Authentic Rumtopf recipe, Dessert mit Rumtopf, Dessert recipes with Rumtopf, German ice cream recipe, German milk ice cream recipe, Milcheis recipe, Milk ice cream recipe, Rumtopf rezept, Was kann man mit Rumtopf backen, What to do with Rumtopf
Servings: 1 quart
Calories: 1943kcal


  • 250 ml milk
  • 200 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 180 g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100 ml Rumtopf liquids alternatively 100 ml spiced rum
  • 100 g Rumtopf fruit alternatively 100 g of bite-sized pieces of fruit of your choice mixed with 50 g of sugar, then mixed with the rum and set aside for at least 1 hour before adding to the ice cream mixture.


  • Bring the milk and cream to a boil, then allow to cool.
  • In a stainless steel bowl, large enough to fit over a pot of water without falling in, stir together the sugar and egg yolks. Then whisk in the cooled down milk-cream mixture.
  • Place the bowl over some boiling water (bowl should be submerged to about half in the water) and whisk the mixture until hot, but NOT boiling (the egg will curdle if starting to boil). This could take about 10 minutes or so. Keep whisking at least every 15 seconds or so. This is a great time to listen to a good audio book or some good music. Add Rumtopf liquids and fruit at the end.
  • Now allow the mixture to cool completely (I cover it and transfer to the fridge) before filling into your ice cream maker. At least my ice cream attachement will totally thaw within a couple of minutes if you were to add the hot mixture.
  • Alternatively to using an ice cream maker, you can also place the hot stainless bowl in your freezer and whisk the mixture every 30 minutes or so (do this about 4 times) until the mass is pretty thick and hard to whisk. Then transfer to an ice cream container like this one I love and serve using your favorite ice cream scoop!


If you don't have a Rumtopf prepared, you can either make one (you won't regret it), OR substitute by soaking pieces of fruit in rum and sugar for a day or even just an hour! You'll want to use 2 parts fruit to 1 part sugar to 1 part rum.


Calories: 1943kcal | Carbohydrates: 213g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 92g | Saturated Fat: 54g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 690mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 204g | Vitamin A: 4166IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 466mg | Iron: 2mg

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