Toasted Almond Croissant Ice Cream

  • Author: foodnerd4life
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 People 1x


Great way to use up stale leftover almond croissants to make a delicious ice cream



  • 5 Almond Croissants
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Cornflour
  • 100 g Flake Almonds
  • A pinch Ground Cinnamon


  1. Oven to 160C. Place the croissants on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown to allow the toasty nutty flavour out. Tear up the croissants and add to a large bowl.
  2. Place the milk in a medium-sized heavy saucepan and heat on medium-high until the milk begins to just boil. Pour over the croissants. Cover with cling film and move to the fridge to soak overnight.
  3. Once been soaked, use a stick blender to blend the mixture smooth. Decant the milk into a medium-sized heavy saucepan, through a fine sieve to remove any bits to make smooth ice cream.
  4. Add the double cream, sugar and honey to the milk. Heat on medium-high with occasional stirring. Whisk the cornstarch with the 4 tablespoons of milk. Once the milk starts to boil, quickly whisk in the cornstarch and whisk vigorously until the mixture begins to thicken. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes or until the ice cream base has acquired a thick custard-like consistency.
  5. Remove from stove and transfer the ice cream base to a bowl. Chill over an ice water bath completely for about 35-40 minutes. Pour the ice cream base into a pre-frozen chilled bowl of your ice cream maker and churn until soft-set. Transfer the ice cream into a freezer-proof airtight container and freeze for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight before serving. When ready to serve, in a dry frying pan, lightly toast the flaked almonds with a pinch of cinnamon. Scatter over the scooped ice cream and tuck in!

  • Category: Dessert, Ice Cream, Pastries
  • Cuisine: British, French

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