Bursting with flavor! Almond, rum, and chocolate in a smooth, creamy base. Great finale for a dinner party or cookout. To serve, spoon the biscuit tortoni into individual old-fashioned ice cream dishes or custard cups.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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 and tapping lightly with a rolling pin or mallet. Do not crush into small pieces. Place crumbled cookies in a medium bowl and sprinkle with rum. Toss with almonds and chocolate chips. Set aside.

  • 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 cookie mixture. In whipped cream bowl, now beat ice cream just until softened (with a flat whip, if available). Fold cookie and cream mixture into ice cream. Freeze until serving.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 42.3g 14% DV; fat 29.6g 46% DV; cholesterol 69.8mg 23% DV; sodium 77mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
Yum! Easy to make and went down a storm with the in laws! I will definately be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
Yum! Easy to make and went down a storm with the in laws! I will definately be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2004
I also shared this recipe with my in-laws and it was great-simple to make and makes a beautiful presentation. THANK YOU! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
My friends and I love this recipe but I removed the chocolate chip and added grated chocolate the second time I made it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2007
I just made this on Saturday for my family dinner and we all LOVED it! I did accidentally burn the almonds so I did not have them to mix in but it still was DELICIOUS! I recommend this recipe to anyone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2007
This is an easy dessert to make and it is delicious! You cannot go wrong serving this awesome treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2004
This is sooo delicious. My aunt always makes this for christmas and it is always a hit. We were having a party so I decided I'd try to show my aunt up and I succeeded spectacularly. The only problem I had was that it was very messy to make but maybe that was just me. Thankyou for sharing. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2010
This recipe took more time to assemble than it was worth. I've tasted better. I had a difficult time finding the cookies and finally got them at an Italian grocery far away. The rum was expensive as is the entire recipe. Read More
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