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Mocha Almond Dessert

 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.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing


  • 1 cup cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional


  • 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 the cream cheese, milk, chocolate syrup and
  • vanilla until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water; beat
  • into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping 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

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Mocha Almond Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 366 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.