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Italian Cherry Cream Icebox Dessert

Italian Cherry Cream Icebox Dessert

This sweet cherry dessert is surrounded by ladyfinger cakes to make it even more elegant.

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25 min
Prep Time
05 hrs 25 min
Total Time


1 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling mix

1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice

1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

2/3 cup maraschino cherries, chopped

2 (3-ounce) packages small ladyfinger sponge cakes

Maraschino cherries with stems

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine half & half and pudding mix in bowl; beat with whisk until thickened.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine whipping cream, cherry juice and almond extract in bowl; beat until stiff peaks form. Add whipped cream mixture, mascarpone cheese and cherries to pudding mixture; gently stir until combined.

  3. STEP 3

    Cover bottom of 9-inch springform pan with half of 1 package ladyfingers. Spread half of filling over ladyfingers. Place another layer of ladyfingers over filling; top with remaining filling. Cover; refrigerate at least 5 hours or overnight.

  4. STEP 4

    Remove side of springform pan. Press remaining ladyfingers into dessert edge. Garnish with maraschino cherries.

Tip #1

Mascarpone cheese is a soft Italian cheese. It can be found in the dairy case section of the supermarket.

Nutrition (1 serving)

520 Calories
36 Fat (g)
85 Cholesterol (mg)
420 Sodium (mg)
45 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
7 Protein (g)
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