butter almond ice cream

For a rich and creamy scoop of ice cream, look no further than this butter almond ice cream! Flecked with toasted butter almonds and flavored with a splash of Amaretto and almond extract, this homemade frozen treat is absolutely divine.

Butter Almond Ice Cream

I like my scoops stacked on a golden sugar cone, but I have a feeling this ice cream would make a killer sundae (just add salted caramel sauce) or ice cream sandwich (layer scoops between almond snickerdoodle cookies, and prepare to dig in!).

Butter Almond Ice Cream

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Butter Almond Ice Cream


Ice Cream

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp Amaretto

Butter Almonds

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup whole milk in a small bowl; set aside. Combine remaining whole milk, cream, sugar, salt, almond extract, and Amaretto in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in reserved cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Cook until mixture resembles a thick milk shake and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and cover with plastic wrap, pressing directly on the surface of the mixture. Cool to room temperature, then chill for 6 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. For the butter almonds, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add almonds, sugar, and salt, and cook, stirring frequently, until almonds are golden (about 5-6 minutes). Remove from heat and pour almonds out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let cool completely, then freeze butter almonds until ready to use.
  3. Pour chilled ice cream mixture into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Add butter almonds in the final minute of freezing. Spoon mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight until firm.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Keywords: Almond, Amaretto

Butter Almond Ice Cream

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  1. I’m really fond of the Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich idea! A grand dessert for Father’s Day!

  2. When my nurse practitioner fusses at me about my elevated blood pressure and a few extra pounds I’m giving her a pic of your buttered almond ice cream!! BTW, I LUV almonds but I LUV pecans better so I’ll be making buttered pecan ice cream.

  3. Yes, I’ll take mine in a sundae with both caramel and fudge sauce! This ice cream looks fabulous!!!

  4. Butter almond ice cream?!?!? Wo the title alone sounds so good. Cannot wait to try this over the summer!

  5. Now that’s a perfect ice cream cone! Loving the butter almond flavours and that splash of Amaretto 🙂

  6. Butter almond was all I needed to see, but you added the ice cream as the punctuation – I need to dust off the ice cream maker, Laura!

  7. You always have recipes that make my mouth water! This recipe is no exception – need to pin to make during the summer! Hope you are well.

  8. What a flavor Laura. Sounds absolutely delicious. I’ll take mine on a sugar cone too!

  9. The taste of the buttered sugared almonds in this ice cream has to be divine! I love liquer in ice creams! It gives a very distinct grown up taste, love this Laura!