2 C. fresh cherries, pitted
¼ C. sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
1 ½ C. heavy whipping cream
¼ C. powdered sugar
½ C. sliced almonds
Place the cherries and sugar into a blender or food processor and pulse at least 20 times until cherries are coarsely chopped, but not pureed, set aside.
In a medium bowl using a hand mixer on medium speed whip the almond extract, heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
Using a rubber spatula gently fold the coarse cherries into the heavy cream until just blended, spoon into the bottom of a glass jar, sprinkle with some almonds and add one more scoop of the cherry mixture topped with a few more almonds.