The first 5 years my husband and I were married, we rarely went a night without dessert. Which was, of course, fine with me! That’s actually one of the reasons we fell in love; we both equally LOVE dessert! 😉 But, surprisingly, neither of us are huge fans of ice cream. I’ve always been more of a brownie, cookie, or cake kinda person, and my husband loves pastries, crepes, and custards (he’s always been a bit of a princess ;)). Now, if ice cream is served alongside one of these desserts, even better!… But just ice cream alone? Booooring. But then, out of the blue, my husband got me an ice cream maker. So I decided (slash- was forced ;)) to give ice cream another chance.
If you are an ice cream newb like me, then you know that the hardest part about making ice cream is picking which flavor to make! But the ease of ice cream makers these days is just amazing! I have made a number of different flavors, including: vanilla, mint, pistachio, Oreo, etc. All of which are great. But when you are not someone that craves ice cream, you have to pair it with something you do crave… like Liquor! 😉
I discovered Amaretto in college and quickly fell in love with Disarono with milk as my go to after dinner drink. It’s delicious, smooth, and it makes me feel classy, since my other go to drink is box wine 😉 So it wasn’t that much of a stretch to make Amaretto ice cream. But take my word for it, it’s fantastic! It’s smooth and creamy and the combo of vanilla with almond flavoring is amazing.
3 c. heavy cream
1 c. 2 % milk
¾ c. sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tsp. Almond extract
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
½ c. Amaretto
½ c. slivered almonds (optional)