Tortoni Custard

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3/4 cup - sugar
  • 1/2 cup - chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup - water
  • 6 egg yolks
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp - warm water
  • 1 tbsp - vanilla
  • 1 pint heavy cream

How to Make Tortoni Custard

  • Combine egg yolks, salt, and 3 tablespoons of warm water in a bowl and beat well.
  • Boil sugar and 1/4 cup water on top of a double boiler over medium heat until the syrup spins a thread from the end of the spoon.
  • Cool the syrup slightly and beat into egg yolks, beating rapidly and constantly.
  • Return mixture to the pan and cook over hot water for eight minutes.
  • Set aside to cool. Add vanilla.
  • Beat cream until it is thick but not stiff.
  • Mix cream with custard, stir and pour into fluted paper cups.
  • Sprinkle tops with chopped almonds and put cups in freezer until firm.