Creamy Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream Recipe

Greetings, coffee lovers and sweet treat enthusiasts! Are you ready to experience a coffee and dessert combo like no other? If so, I present to you our caramel mocha almond ice cream recipe. This smooth, rich and creamy frozen dessert is the ultimate indulgence for any coffee aficionado.

We are talking about a decadent almond ice cream base swirled with mocha fudge, bits of dark chocolate chunks, ribbons of homemade caramel sauce, and to top it all off, a generous helping of whipped cream. Are you drooling yet?

But don’t worry, this recipe is not just for those who want to indulge in something overly sweet or heavily caloric. We’ve included variations and substitutions for our vegan and dairy-free friends that will make your taste buds jump with joy, without compromising on the flavor or richness.

So get your aprons ready because this recipe will take you on a journey of smooth and silky textures intertwined with chocolatey hints and subtle coffee flavors that will leave you begging for more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Caramel Mocha  Almond Ice Cream
Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream

If you’re longing for a sweet yet satisfying way to calm your cravings on a hot summer day, look no further than this Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream Recipe! Why will you love it? Let me count the ways:

Firstly, it combines the best of both worlds: coffee flavor and chocolatey hints all in one scoop. The recipe calls for instant coffee crystals that infuse every scoop with a bold coffee flavor that pairs perfectly with the rich chocolate fudge swirls and almond dark chocolate ribbons. Chunks of creamy, homemade caramel add an extra layer of sweetness.

Secondly, it has a versatile list of ingredients with plenty of substitutions and variations, so anyone can enjoy it! Whether you prefer soy or almond milk, this recipe can be adapted to your dietary restrictions without losing its smooth, rich texture.

Thirdly, this recipe’s ingredients create an unbeatable flavor combo that will make you want to take a second – or even third – scoop! You’ll find yourself savoring every bite of the silky smooth ice cream with crunchy bits of almonds and sweet caramel crunch. Add some whipped cream on top and drizzle some chocolate sauce over it for a gourmet touch that will impress any guest at your summer barbecue.

Finally, not only is this recipe incredible on its own, but it also pairs well with other delicious desserts like rocky road and Jamoca Almond Fudge from Baskin Robbins. Top it off with some Cool Whip or sea salt for an added twist on this classic dessert.

In conclusion, there are numerous reasons to love this Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream Recipe: rich flavor combinations, dietary adaptability, crunchy bits of almonds and caramel crunch, versatility in pairings with other desserts… need I say more? Give this recipe a try and see just how scrumptious it can be!

Ingredient List

 Delight your taste buds with this sweet and creamy Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream.
Delight your taste buds with this sweet and creamy Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream.

Here is what you’ll need to make this delicious Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream Recipe:

For the Ice Cream Base:

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee crystals
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of espresso powder (optional but recommended)
  • Pinch of salt

For the Mix-ins:

  • 1/2 cup of mocha almond fudge
  • 1/4 cup of caramel sauce
  • Chocolate ribbons
  • Chunks of almonds

For the Whipped Topping:

  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce drizzle

Pro Tip: If you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, swap out the cream and half-and-half for almond milk, and use sweetened condensed coconut milk instead. You can also add any mix-ins you love, such as salted caramel or sea salt!

The Recipe How-To

 One scoop is never enough!
One scoop is never enough!

Now, let’s dive right into how to make this heavenly Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream recipe!


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee crystals
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped almonds


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine heavy cream, half-and-half, sugar, instant coffee crystals, unsweetened cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt.
  2. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract. Chill the mixture for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
  4. Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. When the ice cream is finished churning, stir in chopped dark chocolate and chopped almonds, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap or lid and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  7. Scoop your delicious mocha almond fudge ice cream into bowls or cones and top it off with some warm caramel sauce, whipped cream, more chopped dark chocolate or sea salt.

Now get ready to enjoy a bowl of creamy rich caramel mocha almond ice cream like no other!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect blend of coffee, caramel, almond and creaminess in every bite.
The perfect blend of coffee, caramel, almond and creaminess in every bite.

Hey, coffee lovers! I know that not everyone has the exact ingredients on hand and they should be flexible when it comes to making their Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream. Here are some substitutions and variations you can make.

For a vegan version of this recipe, substitute sweetened condensed milk with coconut condensed milk or any other plant-based alternative. You may also use almond milk instead of half-and-half to make the ice cream base. Top it off with so-delicious dairy-free whipped cream for an added luscious twist.

If you don’t have instant coffee crystals on hand, you can use two shots of strong espresso instead. This will give your ice cream a rich coffee flavor that is sure to satisfy your caffeine cravings.

If you’re looking for chocolatey hints, try adding cocoa powder into the base mixture before churning it. For a mocha latte-inspired flavor, swirl in some of Brigham Mocha sauce or your own homemade version to make the perfect mocha swirl ice cream.

For those who love salty sweetness, add a pinch of sea salt to your caramel sauce. The salted caramel fudge swirls and chocolate caramel drizzle combo will make your taste buds dance with delight!

If you enjoy indulging in chunky ice cream, sprinkle some chopped almonds or almond fudge chunks into your ice cream mixture for added depth of flavor and texture.

Lastly, you can mix things up by switching out almonds for other nuts like pecans, hazelnuts or even peanuts for a rocky road treat!

Remember: Be creative with your substitutions and variations! And most importantly, have fun experimenting until you find your perfect Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream recipe that works best for you.

Serving and Pairing

 Take a break from the heat and enjoy a scoop of this refreshing ice cream.
Take a break from the heat and enjoy a scoop of this refreshing ice cream.

Mmm, indulge your senses with the rich and creamy Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream! Serve it up on a cone or in a bowl, either way, it’s sure to impress. The dessert’s almond caramel crunch pairs exquisitely with smooth, rich chocolatey hints and chunks of dark chocolate ribbons.

For a sweet twist, drizzle some warm caramel sauce or chocolate on top, then add a dollop of whipped cream for that airy goodness. Try pairing it with almond milk if you’re seeking an extra nutty kick that elevates the mocha flavor even more. Or enjoy it with soy milk for a perfect lactose-free treat. Want to make it even more decadent? Add some cool whip to your serving and enjoy the ice cream’s complex flavor profile in every single spoonful.

This creamy ice cream will pair well with other desserts too. Serve it alongside sea salted caramel brownies and let the sweet and salty flavors complement each other beautifully. Satisfy your coffee craving by pairing this dessert with a hot mocha latte that’ll complement the strong coffee flavor in the ice cream perfectly. For an indulgent take on rocky road ice cream, top scoops of caramel mocha almond with marshmallows and chopped nuts for that extra deliciousness.

No matter how you choose to serve your Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream, be ready for people to ask for seconds and thirds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Treat yourself to a dessert that is indulgent and satisfying.
Treat yourself to a dessert that is indulgent and satisfying.

Alright, so you’ve got your delicious Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream and now you’re wondering how to store it properly. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back! One of the best parts about this recipe is its versatility in terms of storage.

If you want to make this ice cream ahead of time, feel free to prepare it up to 3 days in advance. Simply follow the recipe’s instructions, cover the container with plastic wrap, and pop it in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

When it comes to storing leftovers, make sure to keep your Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn or any unwanted odors from seeping in. Storing it properly will ensure that it stays fresh for a long time.

If you’re looking to reheat your ice cream, avoid using the microwave as it may cause the mixture to become lumpy. Instead, leave the ice cream out on the counter for a few minutes before scooping or running a slightly wet spoon under hot water and using it gently to break up frozen portions as necessary.

Now, if you want to spruce things up with some extra toppings, go ahead and add a dollop of whipped cream or some homemade caramel sauce on top. I personally recommend salted caramel or chocolate caramel drizzle for those who love sweet-and-salty flavor profiles.

Overall, don’t be afraid of taking risks or experimenting with different variations on this dish. With these tips and tricks for storing and reheating this amazing dessert – along with some creativity – there’s no telling what kind of delicious treats you’ll come up with!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A classic ice cream with a twist of caramel and mocha - a flavor explosion in your mouth.
A classic ice cream with a twist of caramel and mocha – a flavor explosion in your mouth.

Now, let me share with you some tips to make sure that your Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream comes out smooth, rich and addictive every time you make it.

First, make sure to soften your ice cream before scooping it into the mixing bowl. If the ice cream is too hard, it won’t mix well with the other ingredients, and you’ll end up with lumps and uneven texture. Letting your ice cream sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before using it should do the trick.

Second, use high-quality ingredients. This recipe calls for heavy cream, half-and-half and sweetened condensed milk, as well as instant coffee crystals, cocoa powder and caramel sauce. Don’t skimp on these ingredients if you want the best possible flavor and texture. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Third, mix in the add-ins carefully. Whether you’re adding almond fudge chunks or mocha swirls to your ice cream, make sure to do it gently so that you don’t overmix or break up the mix-ins. You want them distributed evenly throughout the ice cream but still visible in each scoop.

Fourth, freeze your finished ice cream for at least 4-6 hours before serving. This will allow all of the flavors to meld together and create a smooth and creamy texture. Plus, nothing beats a cold scoop of homemade ice cream on a warm day.

Fifth, experiment with different variations to find your favorite combination. Try adding some sea salt to your caramel sauce for a salted caramel twist or swapping out almond milk for half-and-half for a vegan-friendly option. Or try swirling in some chocolate sauce or whipped cream for a mocha latte-inspired flavor.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert in making this delicious Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream recipe. So go ahead, take a scoop, and enjoy!

Bottom Line

So there you have it, folks. The recipe for the smoothest, richest, and creamiest Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream you will ever taste. This recipe is perfect for those who love a sweet treat with a coffee flavor kick. And the best part is that you can customize it to your liking by adding some more chocolate sauce or almond milk.

So go on, grab those ingredients from your local supermarket and whip up a batch of this delicious ice cream. Trust me; once you’ve tasted this cream, all of those store-bought varieties will pale in comparison.

With these simple steps and tips, you can create your variation of mocha-almond ice creams that suit your palate. Don’t be afraid to try different things! Get creative with your add-ins and mix-ins.

Remember to keep extra cocoa powder and caramel sauce on hand because you never know when an ice cream craving strikes. So What are you waiting for? Go enjoy a scoop of deliciously rich and creamy Caramel Mocha Almond IceCream; It’s worth every calorie!

Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream

Caramel Mocha Almond Ice Cream Recipe

Requires an ice cream maker but no cooking and no eggs. This is an overhaul of a recipe that was in the booklet for my ice cream maker. The original recipe was for coffee walnut ice cream & used all half and half and whipping cream. Being short on the creams, I substituted my coffee creamer. I didn't have walnuts but I did have toasted almonds. And since I was tinkering, I added the chocolate syrup. When I tasted it half frozen, I thought the coffee was too intense so I dolloped in the Cool Whip. The result was outstanding; smooth texture, chocolately, coffee flavor and a crunch of almonds.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 quart
Calories 811.5 kcal


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
  • 1 cup vanilla caramel liquid coffee creamer
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted almond
  • 4 ounces Cool Whip


  • Heat coffee creamer and half and half till steaming (I heated it in the microwave on the beverage setting).
  • Pour hot cream over sugar and coffee crystals and stir till sugar is dissolved.
  • Cool completely.
  • Stir in chocolate syrup, heavy cream and almonds.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or more.
  • Pour in ice cream maker and follow manufacturers directions.
  • Add Cool Whip half way through the churn.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 291gCalories: 811.5kcalCarbohydrates: 56.7gProtein: 8gFat: 63.7gSaturated Fat: 38.8gCholesterol: 184.3mgSodium: 106.8mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 46.3g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Frozen, Small Appliance
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