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Mocha Almond Dessert Recipe

Mocha Almond Dessert Recipe

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 YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. 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.