Date and Almond caramel crunch Ice cream
This flavor combination of dates, almonds and caramel is just delicious! Not only are the flavors great, all the textures between the creamy ice cream, soft dates and crunchy almond caramel crunch are just divine. This is probably one of my favorite flavors.
To make it look pretty I made a rose out of Medjool dates. They tend to be very soft so it was easy to roll up. I added rose petals for color, hope you will enjoy this easy presentation idea.
This is a no churn ice cream. So yes, you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker, and it is easy and quick! You will feel like a home made ice cream making star!
Preparation time 20 mins
Freezing time 4hrs
Total time 4hrs 20 mins
9 x5 inch loaf pan or something similar
wax or parchment paper and foil
2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream
14 Oz condensed milk
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup sugar
2 Oz Medjool dates (3 or 4 big Medjool dates )
If making the date roses, you can make a rose with one date so make as many as you like. rose petals for color.
Make the almond caramel crunch. Put the sugar in a pan and start to heat up
As the color starts turning golden add the sliced almonds. Mix till all almonds are coated with caramel and golden brown. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet lined with foil and let it cool
once cool, break it up with fingers. set some aside as a topping. The rest put in a zip lock bag and crush a bit with the back of a spoon or rolling pin. set aside
whip the cream till peaks form. add the condensed milk, almond extract , and vanilla extract and mix
Lastly add dates and almond caramel crunch and mix.
Pour into pan, cover with wax or parchment paper and freeze for at least 4 hrs. overnight is best
Then it is ready to scoop out and enjoy.
To make the date rose for decoration, thinly slice a date, line up the slices put rose petals on top and roll up
Two scoops of ice cream, almond caramel crunch sprinkled on top and a date rose makes for a beautiful presentation!