an ice cream made with heavy cream, maraschino cherries, almonds, etc.
Origin of tortoniprobably altered ; from Italian tortone, literally , big tart ; from torta, tart ; from LL(Ec): see tart
An Italian ice cream made with heavy cream and often containing rum, almonds, and maraschino cherries, typically served in small cups.
Origin of tortoniAfter Giuseppe Tortoni, (c.1775–c.1864), Neapolitan-born owner of a café in Paris famous for its ice cream.
- This word does not seem to be used in Italy.
From the surname of an Italian chef in 18th century Paris