Tortoni was one of my husbands favorite desserts of all time. It is an Italian dessert typically made with heavy cream, sugar, toasted almonds, and toasted coconut. I tried my hand at updating this into a Maximized Living Advanced Plan approved dessert and the results were fabulous! This is such a delicious dessert that you won’t believe that it is good for you!
3/4 cup fine grated unsweetented coconut
1 tablespoon xylitol
4 tablespoons ground almonds (or store bought almond meal)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 egg, seperated
1/3 cup xylitol
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
1/3 cup organic heavy cream
2/3 cup coconut milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the coconut in a pan and toast for 5 minutes
Combine toasted coconut, ground almonds, xylitol, and melted butter and set aside.
You will need 3 bowls:
1st bowl: whip the heavy cream, add the coconut milk and whip again (it may deflate a little bit)
2nd bowl: beat egg yolk and add xylitol and vanila. Add the whipped cream/coconut milk mixture.
3rd bowl: beat egg white with a dash of salt until stiff peaks form. Fold in the cream mixture and 3/4 cup of the coconut/almond mixture.
Spoon into paper (no bleach or dyes) muffin liners. Sprinkle with the rest of the coconut/almond mixture and freeze until set.
These desserts will melt quickly once out of the freezer so eat them quickly! That shouldn’t be a problem.