This lives up to the intro--lightly sweet and even with the use of low-fat milk the combination of cream cheese and mascarpone cheese creates a rich product. I added some quartered cherries to the mix when adding the crushed graham crackers. If you really want to send this over the top, drizzle it with chocolate syrup when serving. A very nice use of contest ingredients and creation you should be proud of. Made for *Hidden Gems*
Wow, this is good!!! The only changes I made were to leave out the egg yolks (since I just ran out of eggs) so increased the mascarpone cheese to 4 oz to make up for it, and I used coconut milk instead of nonfat milk. I also simply put all of the ingredients into the blender including half the cherries, then added the other half during the last 5 minutes of churning.
This recipe made it into our Book #242923! 04/03/09 - This is some very flavorful ice cream! I decided to omit the eggs and just put all the ingredients into a blender and then right into the ice cream machine (waiting till the last minute to add almonds, graham cracker crumbs, and 1 can of pitted cherries right into the mix). I like ice cream recipes that are simple, so that is why I made the changes in prep. Also, I used all 1/3 reduced cream cheese for the cheese. Even though I drained the canned cherries on paper towels, next time I will freeze them first, before adding them to the machine. This is because after adding them, it made the ice cream less firm. But I learned from it, and will definitely make this again and again. I love the flavors from the almonds and amaretto. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful upscale ice cream recipe. :)