Almond Tortoni


These are really easy to make, and their flavor improves if they're made a few weeks in advance, and stored in the freezer.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 egg white

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon sherry wine or Marsala

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup almond macaroon crumbs

  • ½ cup ground almonds

  • 6 red maraschino cherries, chopped

  • 6 green maraschino cherries, chopped

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

  • 4 maraschino cherries, halved for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, beat egg white until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar, and continue beating until thick and glossy; set aside.

  2. Whip cream in a large bowl. Carefully fold in sherry, almond extract, macaroon crumbs, ground almonds, and chopped red and green cherries. Gently fold egg white into cream mixture.

  3. Spoon into 8 paper baking cups placed in medium size muffin tray. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. Cover muffin tray with clear plastic wrap, then wrap with aluminum foil. Freeze overnight.

  4. To serve: Let sit for 5 minutes at room temperature, then garnish with maraschino cherry halves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
19g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 137mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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