Amaretti Cassata (Cream Cheese Ice Cream)

Amaretti Cassata (Cream Cheese Ice Cream)

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Preparation Time8 hr


  • 3 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur (almond flavoured)
  • 100 grams (4oz) whole glace cherries
  • 25 grams (1oz) chopped mixed peel
  • 2 x 250 gram tubs mascarpone cheese
  • 3 medium eggs, separated
  • 25 grams (1oz) plain chocolate, chopped
  • 25 grams (1oz) shelled pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 75 grams (3oz) caster sugar
  • 75 grams (3oz) Amaretti biscuits, lightly crushed (Italian almond biscuits)


  1. Line a 900g (2 lb.) loaf tin with cling film [plastic wrap].
  2. Pour Amaretto over cherries and peel and leave for 15 minutes.
  3. Beat mascarpone and egg yolks until thick. Stir in the cherries, peel and liqueur.
  4. Whisk egg whites and sugar until stiff and glossy. Fold into mascarpone mixture.
  5. Spoon half the mixture into tin and scatter over half the biscuits. Spoon remaining mixture on the top and cover with remaining biscuits.
  6. Freeze for up to 8 hours until firm.

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