Chocolate Tortoni

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READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 6
    ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 12
    cup almonds, Chopped
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 18
    teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 18
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 2 12
    cups whipping cream
  • 2
    teaspoons sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla
  • 6
    ounces candied red cherries, Chopped
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a microwave oven or over boiling water, melt both kinds of chocolate.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Toast the almonds in a shallow pan in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for about 10 minutes.
  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar and salt until foamy white.
  • Gradually beat in 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until soft peaks form.
  • Beat two cups of cream in a bowl until stiff.
  • Beat in two teaspoons of sugar, the vanilla and melted chocolate, blend well.
  • Fold the beaten egg whites, the chopped cherries, toasted almonds and the melted semi-sweet chocolate into the whipped cream mixture.
  • Small chunks of chocolate may remain.
  • Place paper baking cups in 24 muffin-pan cups (about 2 inches diameter).
  • Freeze until firm. four hours or overnight.
  • Beat remaining 1/2 cup of cream in a small bowl until stiff.
  • Garnish each tortoni with a rosette of cream and a candied cherry.
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