Easy Biscuit Tortoni

    2 hours 20 minutes

    If you've never tried biscuit tortoni, you're missing out. It's a French dessert involving almonds, rum, ice cream and crumbled amarettini (Italian macaroons).

    15 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds
    • 150g amarettini biscuits
    • 3 tablespoons dark rum
    • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1 cup thickened cream, chilled
    • 3 tablespoons brandy
    • 1 litre vanilla ice cream, softened

    Preparation:20min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180C.
    2. Place chopped almonds on a tray and toast in preheated oven until lightly coloured and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
    3. Crumble the biscuits into small chunks by wrapping in a tea towel and tapping lightly with a rolling pin. Do not crush too small. Place crumbled biscuits in a bowl and sprinkle with rum. Toss with almonds and chocolate chips. 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 biscuit mixture. Now beat ice cream until just until softened (with a flat whisk, 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 USA and 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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)