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