Biscuit Tortoni

Tammy Todd Recipe

By Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus

20 Min

This is an Italian dessert I found and fell in love with it! Icecream, Almonds, Amaretti cookies and Amaretto liqueur and my favorite...very easy and decadent! These can be put in foil cup cake tins or ramekins or fancy bowls. However you want to present this, they are pretty anyway you do it. Would make a great company dessert. But I'm not waiting for company. :) I haven't tried it yet but I bet this tastes divine!

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1/2 c
blanched and sliced, slivered or chopped almonds
2 1/2 c
amaretti cookies
2 Tbsp
amaretto liqueur (more or less to taste)
1 c
heavy cream, chilled
2 tsp
almond extract
1 qt
homemade or premium quality vanilla ice cream, softened
maraschino cherries drained and halved for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place chopped almonds on a tray and toast in preheated oven until lightly colored and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
Crumble the cookies into 1/2 inch pieces by wrapping in a tea towel or large ziploc plastic bag and tapping lightly with a rolling pin or mallet. Do not crush all but break into small pieces. Only Crush 3/4 cup of them for topping and set aside.
Place crumbled (but not the 3/4 cup crushed) cookies in a medium bowl and toss with the almonds. Set aside. (Can save some almonds for topping)
In a large bowl, beat cream with an electric mixer until thickened. Pour in the amaretto and whip until medium peaks form. Spoon the cookie mixture into the whipped cream, reserving still the 3/4 cup crushed crumbs for the topping.
Add the almond extract to the softened ice cream and stir until blended and very smooth. Fold the cookie/whipped cream mixture into ice cream.
Spoon into little pastry cups or ramekins. Sprinkle each cup with some of the reserved cookie mixture and top with a cherry. Freeze until firm. You don't want it completely frozen when served so take out of freezer for a few minutes before serving.

( I think I will put all of it in a tub in the freezer except the crushed cookies and cherries and then when ready to serve, scoop it into bowls or tins and then add toppings)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Nuts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Cream, #cherries, #amaretto

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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Dec 13, 2012
yum that looks good.
Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Dec 13, 2012
It really sounds good to me! Thanks Cin!
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Dec 13, 2012
It reminds me of a Spumoni dessert at an Italian restaurant we used to have around here, in an Italian community .

Spumoni is a special Italian dessert made of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, candied fruit, and nuts (and usually some liquor poured over the top).
Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Dec 13, 2012
Makes sence. It said that this is a favorite dessert for many Italian resturants. I have never had anything like this but I can tell that this would be really good!
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Dec 13, 2012
I first had Spumoni years (probably several decades) was delicious.
Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Dec 13, 2012
Oh my goodness, I really want to try this now! LOL!