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Mocha Almond Dessert

For an easy, make-ahead dessert that's elegant and luscious, try this recipe from our Test Kitchen. The perfect blend of mocha and chocolate is in each cool, refreshing slice.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, chocolate syrup and vanilla until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water; beat into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped cream and almonds. Pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Garnish with coffee beans if desired.

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