Almost Spumoni

Although not a true spumoni ice cream, this dessert is so delicious and pretty. Freeze Almost Spumoni solid for an ice cream texture or partially frozen for a mousse-like texture.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted nuts of choice


  1. Chill milk and cream in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. They are best chilled in a stainless steel bowl, and you can chill the beaters at the same time.
  2. Whip milk and cream together with an electric mixture until soft peaks form.
  3. Blend in the cherry pie filling, extract and chips and nuts.
  4. Place in an 8- or 9-inch square pan.
  5. Cover and freeze until firm.
  6. Serve as is or add ice cream toppings of choice.

Yield: 8 servings