Pronunciation: [tohr-TOH-nee]

Hailing from Italy, this rich frozen dessert consists of sweetened whipped cream (sometimes ice cream) flavored with spirits such as sherry or rum and combined or topped with chopped almonds or macaroon crumbs. This dessert is often called biscuit tortoni, especially when served in small paper cups.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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