Creamy Italian Tortoni

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
dash salt

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.

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