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Plum, Amaretti and White Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream

This recipe for plum ripple ice cream with amaretti and white chocolate is so refreshing on a hot summer’s day. It’s also super easy to make. The flavour of the plums are highlighted by almond notes from both amaretto and amaretti. And the tartness of the fruit complements the sweetness of the white chocolate and cream most beautifully.

Juicy Ripe Plums

Last month on Valentine’s Day, I received a surprise tray of stone fruit from Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit. I felt the love. These colourful, juicy ripe and ready to eat plums and nectarines were most welcome after the months of excessive grey, rain and cold we’ve been experiencing this winter. They tasted of warmth and sunshine. I made a few recipes to capture the taste of summer, including this nectarine Amaretto and pecan slice.

Purple Plums

Plum Ripple Ice Cream

With summer very much in mind and wanting to show off the fabulous purple of the plums, ice-cream was the first thing that sprang to mind. Just like cherries, I find that almonds go particularly well with plums. So inevitably, I decided to use some amaretto liqueur in the mix along with a few amaretti biscuits for a touch of additional luxury.

Just look at the rich purple hue in the plum ripple ice cream before it went into the freezer.

No Churn Plum Ripple Ice Cream with Amaretti and White Chocolate before going into the freezer.

I used my my standard no-churn method for the ice cream. It turns out beautifully every time. Light, creamy and delicious. Rather than use sugar in my ice cream, I tend to make it with white chocolate and condensed milk instead. This makes it perfectly sweet enough, but also adds substance and flavour.

Easy Plum Ripple Ice Cream with Amaretti & White Chocolate

The ice cream turned out just as I’d hoped. The fruit gave a welcome splash of tartness, cutting through the sweet cream and the flavour of both fruit and almond was well to the fore; the additional crunch from the biscuits gave added interest. And as for the colour? Well it’s just gorgeous.

No Churn Plum Ripple Ice Cream with Amaretti and White Chocolate

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Plum Ripple Ice Cream with Amaretto and White Chocolate

Plum, Amaretti and White Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream

5 from 2 votes
Plum, Amaretti and White Chocolate Ice Cream
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This is an easy to make no churn ice cream which is quite sweet so works particularly well with tart fruit. The flavour of the plums are highlighted by almond notes from both amaretto and amaretti.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keywords: amaretti, amaretto, ice cream, no-churn, plums, summer, white chocolate
Servings: 2 litres
Ingredients
  • 500 g purple plums (6 large ones) - washed and stoned
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto
  • 200 ml  Condensed milk
  • 600 ml Double cream
  • 80 g White chocolate
  • 7 amaretti biscuits
Instructions
  1. Chop the plums and place in a pan with the 2 tbsp water. Simmer until soft (about 10 mins). Leave to cool. Add Amaretto & blend to a puree.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended over hot water (make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water). Stir in 100g of the condensed milk.
  3. Whip the double cream until soft peaks form, taking care not to over whip. Add the rest of the condensed milk and whip again to ensure peaks remain.
  4. Add the white chocolate and stir in.
  5. Crush 5 amaretti biscuits and stir in.
  6. Fold in the fruit mixture to create a ripple effect. Spoon into a 2 x 1 litre freezer containers. Crush an amaretti biscuit over each batch. Cover and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

Linkies

I’m submitting this plum ripple ice cream to #RecipeOfTheWeek over at A Mummy Too

I’m entering this into Dead Easy Desserts over at Maison Cupcake where any preparation has to be achieved within 30 mins. Despite cooking plums and melting chocolate, this is a simple dessert that you can easily be achieve in this time if you melt the chocolate whilst the plums are cooking. You could even melt the chocolate over the cooking plums.

60 Comments

  1. Karen S Booth

    7th March 2014 at 10:07 am

    SUCH a fabulous recipe and the first photos is GORGEOUS Choclette! I LOVE all of the ingredients in this and it is just so pretty too! Karen

    Reply
    • Choclette

      7th March 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Karen. Some things just work and this was one of them 🙂

      Reply
  2. Alicia Foodycat

    7th March 2014 at 10:27 am

    This is brilliant! I love a no-churn icecream and this one sounds absolutely perfect. What a gorgeous colour!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks Alicia. I was so pleased to have discovered this easy to make ice-cream last year, the possibilities are endless.

      Reply
  3. Nayna Kanabar

    7th March 2014 at 11:31 am

    I love the ripple in this wonderful icecream.Its looks so delicious.I can virtually taste the sweetness , with the tartness of the plums and the crunch from the biscuits.Great flavours.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Nayna, you’e described it perfectly 😉

      Reply
  4. Sarah Trivuncic

    7th March 2014 at 12:29 pm

    That looks amazing, I use Carte D’or tubs for my homemade ice cream too 😉

    I love the colour and biscuits scattered over the top.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Haha, it’s so old, I’d forgotten that’s what it was Sarah, but you are absolutely right. Today actually feels like it’s ice-cream weather, so I can see more of this or something similar being made very soon.

      Reply
  5. Sylvia F.

    7th March 2014 at 1:53 pm

    OMG! It looks is amazing, must taste super delicious!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks Sylvia, I can’t be modiste, it does taste super delicious 🙂

      Reply
  6. Chloe Griffiths

    7th March 2014 at 3:33 pm

    yummy x

    Reply
  7. Dannii Martin

    7th March 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I love the look of anything “ripple”. I always over stir and ruin it lol.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:46 pm

      It is difficult to get it just right Dannii – I’ve learnt that less is more 😉

      Reply
  8. belleau kitchen

    7th March 2014 at 5:16 pm

    simply. stunning. plum ripple, that’s just so chic… such a wonderful wonderful ice-cream!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Chic Dom? Love it. More of that please 🙂

      Reply
  9. lisa prince

    7th March 2014 at 5:44 pm

    wow gorgeous , this is something our family would enjoy over and over x

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Lisa – probably not a good one for the kids.

      Reply
  10. Victoria

    7th March 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Ooh, I need to try this.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Please do Victoria and let me know how you get on.

      Reply
  11. London Unattached

    7th March 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I love the sound of this. If we finally work out when we are coming to Cornwall I shall expect a tub in a cool bag brought over for us to sample!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Brilliant idea BUT when are you coming to Cornwall???

      Reply
  12. Angela @ My Golden Pear

    8th March 2014 at 6:37 am

    Oh my – that list of ingredients sounds completely delicious. Gorgeous pics too.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Angela. I’ve just eaten some and it really is rather wonderful.

      Reply
  13. Kate D

    8th March 2014 at 9:15 am

    What an amazing colour. This looks so good. I’ve never tried a no-churn ice-cream before. May just have to give it a go!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:52 pm

      This is such a simple ice-cream to make Kate, the only difficult bit is not eating too much at once 😉

      Reply
  14. ManjiriK

    8th March 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Such pretty swirls and what a delightful recipe , sounds so so yum!!

    Reply
  15. Angie Schneider

    8th March 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I am saving this for the summer! It looks so creamy and delicious!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:55 pm

      It’s really more of a late summer recipe when plums come into season, but …

      Reply
  16. Sue/the view from great island

    9th March 2014 at 2:06 am

    Oh gosh, there is so much going on in this ice cream, the combination sounds incredible!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:55 pm

      Not too much to make it delicious I hope Sue?

      Reply
  17. Janice Pattie

    9th March 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Oh Chocolette, you have excelled yourself! Wish I could pop down to Cornwall to try some.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:56 pm

      There’s still some in the freezer if you’re quick Janice 🙂

      Reply
  18. The Caked Crusader

    9th March 2014 at 4:29 pm

    As luck would have it I bought an Amaretti miniature this week, with no plan what to use it for….this could be the answer!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th March 2014 at 4:57 pm

      The flavours of Amaretto and plum do work marvellously together CC.

      Reply
  19. Aimee / Wallflower Girl

    9th March 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Oh wow, the flavours and colours in this look and sound so divine! And with that crunch of the amaretti biscuits on top…. YUM

    Reply
    • Choclette

      10th March 2014 at 9:11 am

      Thanks Aimee – it is a combination that I’ve found to be particularly good.

      Reply
  20. Jacqueline Meldrum

    9th March 2014 at 9:40 pm

    It looks amazing, but I am not a fan of amaretti. I could always add some crumbled ginger nuts instead. It looks so lush!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      10th March 2014 at 9:12 am

      I expect ginger nuts would work really well and without the alcohol, Cooper could indulge too 🙂

      Reply
  21. Alison

    10th March 2014 at 12:37 pm

    This looks fabulous

    Reply
  22. Tina Anand

    10th March 2014 at 1:07 pm

    This looks delicious. I love raspberry ripple ice cream so am sure I would like a plum version too, especially the addition of the amaretti to posh it up.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      11th March 2014 at 1:39 pm

      I’ve made this ice-cream a number of times, but have used different fruits. This was the first time I used plums. They have all produced delicious ice-cream.

      Reply
  23. Lou, Eat Your Veg

    10th March 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Sounds and looks LUSH! And being that summer is almost round the corner I’m so bookmarking this one.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      11th March 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Oh do Lou, it works with all sorts of tart fruit, I’ve experimented quite a bit 🙂

      Reply
  24. Jane Sarchet

    10th March 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Oh, those plums looks so sweet. And juicy. Come on summer, so so close 🙂
    Janie x

    Reply
    • Choclette

      11th March 2014 at 1:42 pm

      The plums were scrumptious and summer maybe a way away yet, but at least spring has arrived – hooray.

      Reply
  25. Gloria Baker

    10th March 2014 at 8:07 pm

    this look amazing and delicious I love plums!!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      11th March 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks Gloria, plums are delicious. I think this is the first time I’ve ever had them in ice-cream though.

      Reply
  26. AMummyToo

    11th March 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I really can’t get over how incredibly lovely this looks. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      11th March 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you Emily and thanks for featuring it in #RecipeoftheWeek

      Reply
  27. Ananda Rajashekar

    11th March 2014 at 7:14 pm

    you wouldn’t believe, i was dreaming of making/eating ice cream. Mind was wandering from cointreau clementine to cherry rum…your ice cream looks so like in my dream one love! 🙂 Don’t be surprised if i make and blog!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      17th March 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Happy to have my ice-cream in your dreams Ananada 😉 Would be even happier if you made some 🙂

      Reply
  28. steph

    11th March 2014 at 10:39 pm

    wow wow wow!! Delicious!

    Reply
  29. Deena Kakaya

    11th March 2014 at 11:38 pm

    My tongue is already yearning to taste the sweet-sour combinations of this pretty ice-cream! I love Jac’s suggestion for an alcohol free version x

    Reply
    • Choclette

      17th March 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Deena, yes I think ginger would go well. Shortbread biscuits would be good to for something a bit more neutral.

      Reply
  30. Sarah Wheeler

    12th March 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Looks divine and the flavours sounds great too, makes to think of summer too. Great #RecipeoftheWeek.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      17th March 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Summer oh summer! It can’t be too far away now Sarah 🙂

      Reply

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