Mocha Almond Fudge Chunk Ice Cream (Plus a Giveaway!)

Mocha Almond Fudge Chunk Ice Cream

Back in the day, Baskin-Robbins was a way of life.

I kid you not. I grew up in a family that considered a trip to the ice cream parlor an excellent substitute for lunch, and thank heaven they did. Because my favorite drink in the world is still a Baskin-Robbins Jamoca Almond Fudge milkshake with chocolate syrup. It’s just where life is at.

Today, my friend Megan is celebrating her 100th blog post with a giveaway, and a bunch of her best bloggy friends are taking part! I’ll talk more about Megan in a minute, but for now, enter to win. And while you’re at it, enjoy this no-churn mocha almond fudge ice cream, my own personal loving tribute to Baskin-Robbins!

Mocha Almond Fudge Chunk Ice Cream

When I first began blogging a short two and a half years ago, I joined a pretty overwhelmingly large and yet supportive group of food bloggers. There are a bazillion of us out there, and it can be hard to find your way to an audience.

Fairly early in the game, I stumbled upon Megan’s blog, The Emotional Baker. She had some pretty rockin’ donuts up that day, and she was writing about her struggles with a running injury. I’d recently recovered from a stress fracture caused by my own running, so I immediately felt a kinship with her.

Mocha Almond Fudge Chunk Ice Cream

Fast-forward to now, and I’m still a big fan. Megan has posted some of my favorite desserts, from these peanut butter pretzel bars to carrot cake pop tarts. And every time I visit her blog, I see yet another idea that pushes the bounds of creativity.

As food bloggers, we’re faced with the constant challenge of coming up with ideas. How many things can you do with a brownie? If you’re a blogger with regular postings, finding ways to switch it up is a constant practice. It can be stressful, joyful, empowering, or all of the above.

Mocha Almond Fudge Chunk Ice Cream

That’s why we’re so tightly knit, and so supportive. Only someone who is caught up in the crazy world of blogging can understand, and most of us have full-time jobs as well. We do this for the love of the work, and enjoy our friendships with one another along the crazy, wild ride this is!

One passion many of my fellow bloggers and I share is a love of no-churn ice cream. There’s an ice cream maker somewhere at my parents’ house nearby, but I’ve never had to borrow it. Why? Because of a little miracle known as sweetened condensed milk.

When SCM (as those of us in the know call it) gets combined with whipped cream and frozen, it turns into ice cream. You can customize flavors at will, too. Some people like to use Cool Whip as a shortcut, but I personally use my KitchenAid to whip up the real thing. It tastes better and creamier.

Mocha Almond Fudge Chunk Ice Cream

This ice cream is made with a chocolate-coffee mixture, and then I mixed in roasted almonds, chocolate chunks and hot fudge. Honestly, putting this ice cream away is a real challenge. I keep digging around for more chocolate chunks or almonds.

Here’s wishing Megan many more happy blog posts. Now it’s time to celebrate with some ice cream and a giveaway!


Mocha Almond Fudge Chunk Ice Cream (Plus a Giveaway!)


1 generous cup chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet or dark)
4 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 cup cold water
1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chunks
1 cup roasted almonds
1/2 cup hot fudge, softened according to label directions


  1. Dissolve the instant coffee in the cold water.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the coffee and the chocolate chips. Heat at 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until everything is melted and smooth. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Do not overdo it!
  4. Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the heavy cream until a uniform color (no streaks!) appears. Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir until fully combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chunks and almonds.
  6. Pour the mixture into a large loaf pan. Drop the hot fudge onto the surface in spoonfuls and swirl through with a knife.
  7. Freeze overnight. Serve when ready. Store frozen.


I’ve teamed up with 15 other bloggers to help celebrate The Emotional Baker’s 100th Recipe! We’re giving away two prizes.

  • Grand Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card.
  • 2nd Place: TEB’s Favorite Baking Tools Prize Pack.

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I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I grew up on Dairy Queen…my parents still love it to this day! This mocha almond ice cream sounds so good. It’s been SO hot here and will only continue the pattern this week, so I’m eating ALL of the ice cream I can get my hands on!
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    1. Mir

      We never went to Dairy Queen, so there you go. I guess families form different alliances! 😉

  2. Vanessa @ VanessaBaked

    WOW! That ice cream looks so creamy and delicious! 🙂

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Vanessa! It’s hard to put down my spoon!

  3. Sues

    I’m pretty sure it’s OK to have Coffee/mocha ice cream for breakfast on a hot summer day. Right??? This looks delicious!

    1. Mir

      Totally okay, Sues! Every day!

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    OMG, Baskin-Robbins!!! Girl, I lived in that place too!! After soccer tournaments we would always go there and every birthday required one of their ice cream cakes! lol. Memories! Anyways, Megan AND you rock! The food blogging community is absolutely fabulous… something I totally didn’t expect when I got in the game. Anyways, I don’t have an ice cream maker and I refuse to buy one, because HELLO no churn deliciousness! LOVE this flavor, girlfriend! Boy is going to go buck nutty over this! Cheers, chicka! <3
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    1. Mir

      I didn’t expect it either, but I love you guys!

  5. Amanda

    We didn’t have a Baskin Robbins nearby, by we were all about Dairy Queen. It was such a treat to go there.
    I haven’t used my ice cream maker in a long time. Thank goodness for no-churn! This makes my chocolate dreams come true! And the instant coffee! Yum.
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    1. Mir

      I know. No churn is the best!

  6. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan

    Haha – your folks did lunch…err dessert right! 🙂
    Mir, I couldn’t agree more, this blogging journey has been a crazy ride – but it’s that rollercoaster that I don’t wanna get off – I love it and the people I have stumbled on through it – you are right – there are so many – but the connections are what makes this ride so joyful!
    And – recipes like this!
    I don’t own nor ever plan to own an ice cream maker – and no-churn ice creams are a must – especially ones with coffee and chocolate! So creamy and delicious and yay for SCM!
    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan recently posted…Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding ParfaitMy Profile

    1. Mir

      I’m glad I have all you guys along for the ride, Shashi!

  7. Dawn @ Girl Heart Food

    It’s been so long since I’ve had Baskin Robins….like, I can’t even remember how long ago. When I started blogging, I didn’t realize how much of a social component there is and I LOVE it!! I’ve met so many great people and it’s just so nice to have these new friendships. So nice to be able to chat with fellow bloggers and it is constantly inspiring.

    Now your recipe….your ice cream looks unreal!! If it were possible to grab a scoop from the screen, I totally would 😉 !! Pinning!
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    1. Mir

      You’ve gotta go back, Dawn!

  8. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    Oh my – I can’t remember the last time I had me some Baskin Robins! You are so right about the community and friendships in the blogging world. I had no idea everyone would be so nice and supportive. I’m also glad I discovered SCM because now I can have homemade ice cream without having to drag the ice cream maker out of the attic. I never did figure out how to operate it. I’m totally digging this mocha almond fudge too!

    1. Mir

      SCM is magic, Rachelle. Sheer magic.


    Yep, Baskin Robbins was where it was at….Friendly’s too! I couldn’t agree more about the community of friends we make on this journey….I’ve loved every minute of it! Now – this ice cream? You know I love my no-churn and this recipe is fabulous!

    1. Mir

      OMG, Friendly’s! I love them so much!

  10. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    I love Megan’s site too! And the blogging world – so supportive and sweet. And I can tell I am going to love this SCM deliciousness!
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    1. Mir

      You all rock, Kate!

  11. David @ Spiced

    Love this ice cream flavor, Mir! And what exactly is wrong with ice cream for lunch? (Haha…just kidding!) I’m digging the flavors in this one, though. I’ve always had a thing for coffee in my ice cream. In fact, that’s how I got to drinking coffee…I started eating coffee ice cream. But then add some chocolate and almonds in there, too? I need this in my life. And since it has coffee in it, it’s an acceptable substitute for breakfast right? 🙂

    P.S. Happy 100th to Megan…that’s awesome!!
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    1. Mir

      Ice cream for breakfast has protein and calcium. I am done.

  12. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    haha, Baskin-Robbins Jamoca Almond Fudge took me back! I loved that flavor!! Mir, I love our blogging community and love this mocha-almond-fudge-chunk-ice-cream!!!!! It looks amazing!!!
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    1. Mir

      I hit that flavor up WAY too much as a kid. Now I have it now and then, but it’s still pretty amazing!

  13. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    Bloggers truly are the sweetest. Happy 100th, Megan!! Also, let me just try and contain myself from trying to stick a spoon into my computer screen, desperately hoping it’ll let me have just a bite 🙂 this ice cream looks fabulous, I love SCM and also am not a fan of the cool whip :/ I want an ice cream maker so badly, but I’m pretty sure this no-churn recipe will save me a few dollars and still be absolutely amazing!
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    1. Mir

      Yeah. Cool Whip is convenient, but it tastes like chemicals. I use it sometimes, but I try to avoid it!

  14. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    First – I’m obsessed with this ice cream!! & my mom and I totally support the ice cream as a meal movement (my dad – not so much) I’m sure we could polish off this ice cream in no time – especially when it’s a great flavor like mocha with these awesome mix-ins!

    Second – you are too sweet, Mir! I love how easy it is to form a bond with a fellow blogger. Thanks so much for celebrating my 100th recipe with me! I always love seeing your creations and can’t wait to see what you have in store next 🙂
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    1. Mir

      We all do good for one another, Megan. It’s the best!

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