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Christmas Tortoni

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 4 hr 15 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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You'll love this classic dessert made with cherries, almonds and cookie crumbs. It'll be the hit of any Christmas celebration.

Ingredients

2/3
cup macaroon cookie or vanilla wafer cookie crumbs (about 12 cookies)
1/2
cup chopped salted blanched almonds
1/4
cup chopped red candied cherries
1
quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
Red and green candied cherries, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Place paper or foil baking cup in each of 8 medium muffin cups, 2 1/2x1 1/4 inches. Mix cookie crumbs, almonds and 1/4 cup candied cherries; fold into ice cream.
  • 2 Divide ice-cream mixture among muffin cups. Decorate with red and green candied cherries. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm.
  • 1 Place paper or foil baking cup in each of 8 medium muffin cups, 2 1/2x1 1/4 inches. Mix cookie crumbs, almonds and 1/4 cup candied cherries; fold into ice cream.
  • 2 Divide ice-cream mixture among muffin cups. Decorate with red and green candied cherries. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm.

Expert Tips

This easy dessert is perfect to make ahead and keep in the freezer to be ready for drop-in guests. A drizzle of chocolate sauce on the dessert plate will make it even more special. Put your guests in a winter wonderland mood by presenting tortoni on clear glass plates sprinkled with coarse decorating sugar. Use silver, gold or other decorative cupcake liners available in supermarkets and party stores.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
Saturated Fat
7g
Cholesterol
30mg
Sodium
230mg
Total Carbohydrate
41g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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