This is a fun, extremely versatile dessert that you can whip up on the fly for unexpected guests. It takes plain ice cream to a new level. It can be adapted in a myriad of ways—if you are serving children instead of adults, use Oreo cookies mixed with sprinkles or chocolate chips or whatever comes to mind. If you don’t care for Amaretto, you can substitute another liqueur or leave it out. Same with the nuts—try chopped pecans, pistachios or peanuts.
Vanilla ice cream
Approximately 3 handfuls of vanilla wafers
1/3 cup sliced almonds
2 – 3 TBL Amaretto
Put vanilla wafers in a plastic zip-lock baggie. Crush with a rolling pin or meat mallet. Spread out on a cookie sheet and add sliced almonds.
Place coated ice cream scoops on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer for at least an hour to harden.
Extra ice cream can be placed in a plastic container and stored in the freezer. Mr. Peg was thrilled that I was making this for my blog and not for company--it meant he got to eat all the ice cream himself!