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Biscuit Tortoni
TypeIce cream
Place of originItaly
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientseggs, heavy cream

Biscuit Tortoni is an ice cream made with eggs and heavy cream, often containing chopped cherries or topped with minced almonds or crumbled macaroons. It is believed to be named after an Italian café owner in Paris in the 18th century.[1]

The dish has appeared on restaurant menus in the United States since 1899,[2] if not earlier.


  1. ^ Hesser, Amanda (2009-02-12). "1898: Tortoni". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
  2. ^ "Haan's Ladies' and Gentlemen's Restaurant," New York, menu dated December 9, 1899: "Dessert ... Biscuit, Tortoni 25."