Biscuit Tortoni

    1 hour 20 min

    Biscuit Tortoni is a classic ice cream dessert dating from the 19th century, rumoured to be named after an Italian cafe owner who devised it. A fabulous finale for a dinner party!

    20 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 70g chopped blanched almonds
    • 140g amaretti biscuits
    • 3 tablespoons dark rum
    • 125g plain chocolate, chopped
    • 250ml double cream, chilled
    • 3 tablespoons brandy
    • 1 litre vanilla ice cream, softened

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr freezing  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place chopped almonds on a baking tray and toast in preheated oven until lightly coloured and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
    3. Crumble the amaretti biscuits into 1cm pieces by wrapping in a tea towel and tapping lightly with a rolling pin or mallet. Do not crush into small pieces or crumbs. Place crumbled biscuits in a medium bowl and sprinkle with rum. Toss with almonds and chopped chocolate. Set aside.
    4. In a large bowl, beat cream with an electric mixer until thickened. Pour in brandy and beat until soft peaks form. Spoon whipped cream over amaretti biscuit mixture. In whipped cream bowl, now beat ice cream just until softened (with a flat whip, if available). Fold biscuit and cream mixture into ice cream. Freeze until serving.

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    Yum! Easy to make, and went down a storm with the in laws! I will definately be making this again!  -  20 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! It's amazing how much alcohol you can taste considering there isn't much in it but I think that is an asset! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe!  -  29 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this for a dinner party of 16. Once this dessert was served all you could hear was the clinking of spoons against the bowls. It was quite a hit!  -  07 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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