Why is this dessert called "Manhattan Truffle"? Because Manhattan has lots of Italian restaurants? Because it was popular at Ferrara (since 1892) in Little Italy?
Vanilla and chocolate ice cream highlighted with chopped almonds and cherries, dipped in dark chocolate.
Tartufo (Manhattan Truffle)
Vanilla and chocolate ice cream blended with sliced Marachino cherries and almonds dipped in dark chocolate and topped with milk chocolate drizzle.
Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream with chopped Almond and Cherries covered in Dark Chocolate
Manhattan Truffle Â· 2.00
MANHATTAN TRUFFLE - Vanilla and chocolate ice cream blended with maraschino cherries and almonds wrapped in dark chocolate with an Amaretto raspberry sauce
29 November 1989, New York TImes, pg. C6:
Ribbon and lace wrap the tin of lush Manhattan truffles shown in the center; $23 for half a pound of bite-size morsels from Washington Street Cafe Caterers.