Almond Butter Crunch Ice Cream

 Almond Butter Crunch Ice Cream
Here's a little secret....I am ADDICTED to almond butter. From the first time I tasted it, I kind of fell to my knees. For me it's so much better tasting than regular peanut butter, just no comparison.

And since it's my birthday, I wanted to make something I loved, just for me. Let's face it, I'm not really into having birthday's anymore, I don't want to get any older. But it is a nice day to enjoy the things I love.

My favorite way to eat almond butter is slathered on a banana. It's the best snack ever. I love it's complex and creamy taste. Have you ever tried it with toasted coconut? It's kind of awesome.

This is also one of those ice creams you can throw together within an hour. Since there are no eggs it goes directly from the mixer to the ice cream freezer in just minutes.

Almond Butter Crunch Ice Cream scooped
For the crunch, I just added one of my favorite granolas. Please note the almonds you see in the first picture were picked out of the granola and not sent through the ice cream machine (that would not work, however you could stir them in if you wanted). Only the granola oats were sent through. I also used vanilla bean paste because I think it really stands out in a recipe and you get all those vanilla bean bits.

Almond Butter Crunch Ice Cream an ice cream rich in flavor
Hope you can make this soon. If chocolate and almonds is your thing, a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips would work well too.

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Almond Butter Crunch Ice Cream

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 1-1/4 quarts


  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or regular vanilla
  • 1 cup vanilla almond crunch granola (large almonds removed) or your favorite granola


  • Add almond butter, sugar and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Blend on medium speed for at least five minutes. Add cream, milk and vanilla and mix another 2 minutes until fully incorporated.
  • Add cream mixture to the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Right before removing add your favorite granola and let mix in. (If your granola has large chunks, just stir it in rather than pour into the ice cream maker while it's running.)
  • Place into a container when done and freeze for another 3 hours in the freezer.

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20 Comments and 7 Replies

  1. Pam Hills 1

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Ashley 3

    I love the idea of an almond butter ice cream! I’m addicted to the stuff as well : ) And happy birthday!!

  3. I love almond butter too and this ice cream sounds and looks amazing! I love the crunch factor!

    Happy Birthday, Cathy!

  4. This is certainly a worthy birthday treat. Happy birthday!

  5. happy birthday!

  6. Happy birthday! Where do you find vanilla bean paste?

  7. Maegan @ The BakerMama 11

    This looks like such a special treat! Love the addition of granola for a nice little crunch! Hope you’re enjoying a few scoops on your special day! Happy Happy Birthday!

  8. KB 13

    Happy birthday! This ice cream looks so delicious. I’m munching on almonds as I type this.

    Out of curiosity, what brand of almond butter do you use? They sometimes taste really different, and I’d love to know what a good one is.

  9. Happy belated birthday, Cathy! This ice cream looks divine!

  10. It’s your birthday and you can do what you want to ;) And your almond crunch ice cream looks amazing! Happy belated birthday, Cathy!

  11. Happy birthday!! What a great use for almond butter :)

  12. what a fantastic ice cream creation! (and a happy birthday to you!)

  13. Des 19

    Happy Birthday lady! I wish I could say the same thing about almond butter I am much more of a peanut butter fan. However, maybe this ice cream would change my mind :)

  14. I love almond butter!! This ice cream looks so delicious, and I love that there are no eggs in there, so it can be ready quickly!!

  15. Oh my gosh, stop it! I love it. I see everyone using a bread loaf pan for freezing. Do you cover it with anything while it freezes?

  16. This sounds so good! I loooove almond butter. How have I not thought to make almond butter ice cream? I definitely want to give this recipe a try. Yum!

  17. Amanda 24

    Oh my gosh, heaven! I love making ice cream, so I have added this to my list!

  18. I too am an addict to the almond butter! I NEEED this ice cream!

  19. LOVE that your ice cream recipe calls or almond butter! It’s one of my paleo staples in my diet. Thanks for sharing this incredible ice cream recipe, girl!

  20. Kezz18 27

    This is a brilliant recipe….for something a little different I added some broken up honeycomb instead of the granola….mmmm this was delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe


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