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Lancaster Spiced Ice Cream Dessert

 Lancaster Spiced Ice Cream Dessert
Plain vanilla ice cream gets a Christmas makeover with this recipe. Many people can't identify the spice flavor, but they all recognize the flavor as one of warmth and holidays.—Donna Noel, Gray, Maine
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 quart French vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins, chopped
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Additional chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries and raisins
  • Honey and additional ground mace

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the ice cream, apricots, cranberries and
  • raisins. In a small bowl, beat 1 cup cream until it begins to
  • thicken. Add the ginger, mace and cardamom; beat until stiff peaks
  • form. Fold into ice cream. Spoon into a 1-1/2-qt. gelatin mold.
  • Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
  • To unmold, wrap bottom of frozen mold in a warm towel until loosened,
  • or dip mold in a pan of warm water. Invert onto a serving plate.
  • In a small bowl, beat the remaining cream until it begins to thicken.
  • Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Spread over top and sides of

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Lancaster Spiced Ice Cream Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dessert; sprinkle with additional apricots, cranberries and raisins.
  • Freeze until serving. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with additional mace. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 392 calories, 29 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.