Chocolate Cherry Almond Ice Cream

READY IN: 12hrs 10mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

This is something I've been experimenting with lately, and it just keeps getting better and better. I think I finally have it down pat. Chocolate, cherries, almonds, what an amazing flavor combo. This is my new hit for the summer! Prep time includes freezing time.

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

This is really yummy and has a wonderful combo of ingredients! I made this for a 7 yr old today and she licked the bowl clean! Thank you for posting :-)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 cups light cream, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 23 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherry, drained
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds, toasted


  1. To toast the almonds, heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the almonds in a thin layer in a shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown.
  4. Cool before using.
  5. Beat egg yolks and 2 cups cream in a large bowl on low to medium speed of mixer, the set aside.
  6. Stir together sugar and cocoa in a large saucepan.
  7. Gradually stir in the egg yolk mixture.
  8. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is very hot.
  10. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  11. Stir the remaining 4 cups cream, almond extract and vanilla into the chocolate mixture, blending well.
  12. Cover and refrigerate mixture at least 6 hours.
  13. Pour the chocolate mixture in your ice cream maker or a suitable piece of Tupperware.
  14. Immediately fold in cherries and almonds.
  15. Freeze for several hours or overnight.

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