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MY WIFE AND I have been on a mission for the last 30 years to find, what once was a very popular Ice Cream.....Tutti Frutti......the ice cream makers took it off the market many years ago collectively and it's never returned, closest I can describe it as a pistachio with pieces of pineapple, banana etc.....UTTERLY DELICIOUS....does any one know where to find this great treat ??............Thank you

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  1. LEOFONT - Your post made me happy because I never had Tutti Frutti Ice Cream before.

    Long story short, contacted several places and asked if they had this flavor.

    None so far, but the summer is not over yet, will keep looking.
    Mostly ice cream shop owners have said that it is no longer a popular flavor, hogwash, some of the flavors out there are so much less exciting than what you have described above.
    Random Side Note: will be getting a copy of The Adventures of Ozzy and Harriet Tutti Frutti episode since I have never seen that before - LOL and thank you.

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    1. re: shabbystorm

      Please let me know where Sea Bright is. I live in Pennsylvania. The tutti frutti ice cream I remember was vanilla with tiny bits of candied citron peel.

      1. re: nybnl_njgtb

        Sea Bright is a small town on the New Jersey shore, near Long Branch.

      2. re: shabbystorm


        Even more classic Chico Marx in A Day At The Races: Get your tutsi frutsi ice cream.
        7 minute sketch

      3. Well, Leo, give me some more specifics and maybe I can help you out. I own an ice cream store in Sea Bright and we make all of our own ice cream there. The ice cream itself was pistachio, you say? With pineapples and bananas and what else in it? I'll talk to my hubby and see if he wants to give it a whirl!

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        1. re: MichelleM131

          I'm somewhat surprised that you are in the ice cream business and have never heard of tutti frutti! You must be under 50! :-))

          If you search the web, you will find hundreds, if not thousands, of references to tutti frutti ice cream. Many of these are recipes so you should be able to pick one and try it. Let us know if you end up selling it at your store.

          BTW, the OP asked the same question a couple of years ago on the Tristate Region board. One response indicated that tutti frutti is still available at a shop in Queens. Unfortunately, no store name or address were given.

          Another BTW: the popular R&R song from the 1950s, Tutti Frutti, was a VERY cleaned up version of an older song. The original would definitely not have made it onto the Ozzie and Harriet show!

          1. re: ambrose

            You bet - I'm only 30! I'll google it now. Thanks!

        2. Wow, talk about a blast from the past. I used to love Tutti Frutti ice cream. My mother's uncle would take me for it once a week in his red Impala. I used to love that stuff but haven't seen it in years.

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          1. re: roro1831

            A blast from the past for me also. Grandpa used to take all the grandchildren out for ice cream. We'd be screaming for our favorite flavor! And Grandpa would always, always bring back six Tutti Fruttis!

          2. Bluebell's FRUIT SPECIAL is on the freezeer shelves now....it is one of their rotation flavors- only available for a few months. It's wonderful-you'll love it- tutti frutti base, with cherries, pineapple and a few tiny marshmallows. Happy Spring !

            1. I remember about 10 years ago Edy's had an ice cream that had orange and pineapple bits in it...I have no idea if it was called Tutti Frutti, but this post reminds me of that. I haven't seen it since I was a kid, but now I REALLY want some.

              1. well im not sure what area you live in but i live in Toronto and i used to work at this great Italian bakery and they made homemade tutti frutti... one of my favorite flavors and im only 22 :)
                in case your nearby its at major intersections Keele St. and Hwy 401. Street is called Rustic Rd. Bakery is called Rustic Bakery :)

                Also theres a couple italian icecream shops in Toronto & Woodbridge called La Paloma... they would definitely have this flavor. http://lapaloma.ca/home.php

                good luck

                1. One of the things I've tried to bring back from my past has been Biscuit Tortoni, an Italian dessert made from frozen whipped cream and topped with crushed nuts. I've found it on line.

                  A dessert partner to Tortoni, when I was growing up, was Spumoni ice cream (more correctly Spumone). Spumoni is a neopolitan-like combo.......... usually of chocolate, strawberry and pistachio ice cream, frozen whipped cream, and chopped dried fruit and nuts. Sounds very much like a variant of Tutti Frutti.

                  Spumoni seems to be easier to find that Tortoni.

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                  1. re: Midlife

                    I don't know where you live but here in New Jersey tortoni is occasionally found in Italian restaurants. I often purchase it (five to a package) at a retail store in Trenton.

                    1. re: ambrose

                      Grew up in New York, but have lived in SoCal for most of my life. No tortoni here that I've ever found. Closest I ever came was a similar dessert served at Tamarack Lodge in Mammoth up in the Sierras. Not an Italian place at all.

                      I've found places (all in the tri-state area) to buy it online but haven't bitten yet.

                      1. re: Midlife

                        Biscuit Tortoni was my all time favorite dessert. Arthur Schwartz www.foodmaven.com has a recipe in his cookbook history of New York. My wife has made it for me...just like old times in a basic red sauce Italian restaurant

                  2. You can still find tutti frutti ice cream at Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah, Ga. If you care to you can trace the orgin of tutti frutti ice Cream to Leopold's. Leopold's has been hand making Ice cream for 91 years and they still make all their ice cream by hand and have not changed any of the recipes. Try leopoldsicecream.com you may get them to mail some tutti frutti to your door step

                    1. This was my fav flavor growing up in the Philippines. Magnolia ice cream had this flavor. Had a long dry spell here in the US, but I did find a gelato with this flavor in a gelateria along the Ramblas in Barcelona. Very good!

                      1. If you live in NJ, tutti frutti ice cream is available at Indian grocery stores. May well be true in other states as well.


                        1. i believe you wrote you are from south jersey...i grew up there.
                          my dad gets all his random flavored ice cream (including tutti frutti on occassion) from this place, they don't always make it but it can be made by request with 24 hours notice -
                          Lindy Hop's Ice Cream ParlourLindy Hop's Ice Cream Parlour
                          401 South Pitney Road
                          Galloway, NJ 08205-9780
                          (609) 652-6020

                          there is another location which i imagine also has it.
                          Lindy HopsLindy Hops
                          Place page
                          3121 Fire Road
                          Egg Harbor TWP, NJ 08234