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Gluten Free Cherry Almond Ricotta Ice Cream Recipe
Gluten Free Cherry Almond Ricotta Ice Cream Recipe
Prep Time
40 mins
Setting time
2 hrs
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups cherries pitted
  1. Combine the ricotta, half and half, ¾ cup honey, salt and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth and all the ingredients are combined. (You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender jar a couple times.) Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process for 20 – 25 minutes or according to your manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. While the ice cream is churning, place the almonds in a small, dry skillet over medium-high heat and toast until golden brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining tablespoon of honey and stir to coat the almonds. Remove from the heat and pour the almonds onto a plate or piece of waxed or parchment paper to cool. Cut the cherries into quarters. When the almonds are cool, crumble them into little clumps. They may be a little sticky; this is okay.
  3. During the last minute or two of churning the ice cream, add the cherries and the almonds and continue to churn until they are incorporated throughout the ice cream. Transfer to a flat, shallow container (like a baking pan) and freeze until firm in the freezer, about 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Cherry Almond Ricotta Ice Cream Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.