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Italian Cherry Cream Icebox Dessert
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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.

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