Mocha almond fudge ice cream was always a family favorite during childhood jaunts to the ice cream store. But we all know homemade is infinitely better. Crunchy roasted almonds and slivers of semisweet chocolate accentuate the deep mocha flavor making these scoops a dream for all coffee, chocolate, and ice cream lovers!
A wise person (hi Mom!) once said that ice cream is to be consumed year-round, and I’m inclined to agree. I understand that ice cream might be a strange concept. When there’s snow on the ground for you, but if you’ve never made ice cream in the winter. Now’s the time to crank up the heat and give it a shot.
Also, Check out Toasted Almond Ice Cream – A Deliciously Nutty Treat
Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream Recipe
Try this coffee-flavored ice cream with biscotti on the side!
1/4 cup (3 ounces) chopped almonds
2 cups half-and-half or milk
6 tablespoons coffee beans or
3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
4 large egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
Chocolate Fudge:2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons half-and-half
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream
Prepare a large bowl or pan of ice water.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the nuts on a baking sheet with sides and bake until lightly toasted, about 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool,
In the top of a double boiler, heat the half-and-half coffee beans over simmering water until steaming. Remove from the heat and steep for 40 minutes, or until the coffee flavor is pronounced to your liking. (If using the coffee powder, mix it into the hot half-and-half until dissolved.)
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks until blended, then whisk in the sugar. Whisk in about half of the hot half-and-half and pour the yolk mixture into the pan of half-and-half. Stir and cook over simmering water until the custard coats the back of a silicone spatula or spoon, about 10 minutes.
Immediately place the custard pan in the ice bath and stir the custard occasionally until it cools to room temperature. Strain the custard into a container and discard the beans. Stir in the cream, cover, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled about 3 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare the Chocolate Fudge: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and cocoa. Stir in the corn syrup and half-and-half. Stirring constantly, heat over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes and stir in the butter and vanilla, Let cool to room temperature.
Freeze the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, When the ice cream is almost frozen, spoon in the Chocolate Fudge and the toasted almonds and churn until blended in, about 15 seconds more. Transfer to a container, cover, and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.
Makes about 1 quart
Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream Nutrition
|For a Serving Size of 0.5 cup (67g)|
|Calories 150||Calories from Fat 81 (54%)|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 9g||–|
|Saturated fat 5g||–|
|Net carbs 15g||–|
|Vitamins and minerals|
|Vitamin A 90μg||10%|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
How to make Almond Fudge
With this easy fudge recipe, you can make delicious chocolate almond fudge in no time at all! This foolproof recipe has only four ingredients and is perfect for either a holiday treat or as a quick and easy homemade food gift.
This chocolate almond fudge reminds me of a Hershey’s bar with almonds! The creamy chocolate fudge is a classic no-bake dessert.
In addition to being delicious this easy fudge recipe is all about convenience. It is an excellent way to get creamy fudgy goodness without spending much time or effort.
This easy fudge recipe uses chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk to shortcut the candy-making process. So there is no need for a candy thermometer or other equipment.
Why You Will Love this Easy Fudge Recipe
- This recipe is easy to make and takes only a few minutes. It is the best fudge to make when you don’t have much time
- The homemade fudge is made with ingredients you can keep in your pantry, so you can make fudge anytime you want a sweet treat
- This easy chocolate fudge is dense, rich, creamy, and full of chocolate flavor
- Fudge makes an excellent food gift that everyone loves
Preparing a pan to hold the chocolate almond fudge is the first step. This recipe is made in an 8 x 8-inch or 9 x 9-inch square pan.
Put the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stir the ingredients constantly until they melt and combine.
Once the chocolate has melted take it off the heat. Stir in the almond extract. Then add in the slivered almonds and mix them in.
Put the chocolate almond fudge in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours until it is set. Then carefully remove it from the square dish and cut it into bite-size squares.
Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream is a rich and creamy ice cream flavor made with a combination of coffee and chocolate, mixed with chunks of almonds and fudge.
It depends on the brand and recipe. Some Mocha Almond Fudge ice creams may contain gluten, particularly if they include ingredients like brownie chunks or cookie pieces. However, many brands offer gluten-free versions of their Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream, so be sure to check the label or ask your server if you have any concerns.
Again, it depends on the brand and recipe. Traditional Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream is made with dairy, so it is not vegan. However, many companies now offer vegan alternatives made with plant-based kinds of milk like almond, soy, or coconut.
Absolutely! There are many recipes available online for homemade Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream, ranging from simple no-churn versions to more complex recipes using an ice cream maker. Making your ice cream can be a fun and rewarding way to enjoy this classic flavor.