|1/2 c||blanched and sliced, slivered or chopped almonds|
|2 1/2 c||amaretti cookies|
|2 Tbsp||amaretto liqueur (more or less to taste)|
|1 c||heavy cream, chilled|
|2 tsp||almond extract|
|1 qt||homemade or premium quality vanilla ice cream, softened|
|maraschino cherries drained and halved for garnish|
This is an Italian dessert I found and fell in love with it! Icecream, Almonds, Amaretti cookies and Amaretto liqueur and my favorite...very easy and decadent! These can be put in foil cup cake tins or ramekins or fancy bowls. However you want to present this, they are pretty anyway you do it. Would make a great company dessert. But I'm not waiting for company. :) I haven't tried it yet but I bet this tastes divine!
Place chopped almonds on a tray and toast in preheated oven until lightly colored and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
( I think I will put all of it in a tub in the freezer except the crushed cookies and cherries and then when ready to serve, scoop it into bowls or tins and then add toppings)