Semifreddo | How to make Semifreddoby Priyanka MukherjeeCreated on 14th Feb 2016

  • Semifreddo, How to make Semifreddo

About Semifreddo

A beautiful combination of rum, cherries, white chocolate and hazelnut in a smooth creamy mixture of egg white and yolks. This dessert is so appealing that I could not resist having a full bowl. Much like Ice Cream but softer. Semifreddo is just amazing.

  • Prep Time40mins
  • Cook Time0mins
  • Serves5People


  • Pitted Cherries 250 gms
  • Egg Yolks 4
  • Vanilla Essence 2 Tsp
  • Castor Sugar 1/3 Cup
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 1 and 1/2 Cups
  • Egg Whites 3
  • White Chocolate Chips 1 Cup
  • Rum 1 and 1/2 Tbsp
  • Hazelnut (Chopped) 1/4 Cup
  • Melted White Chocolate 1/8 Cup
  • Pitted Fresh Cherries (for garnishing)


  1. Roughly chop the cherries and pat them dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl beat in the heavy whipped cream with an electric mixer till soft peaks form. Refrigerate.
  3. In another big bowl beat egg yolks, vanilla essence and sugar for 2-3 minutes or until thick or creamy.
  4. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold in the whipped cream, chopped cherries, melted chocolate, rum, white chocolate chips and hazelnuts into the egg yolk mixture.
  6. Fold egg whites in three batches into the above cream mixture.
  7. Grease a loaf pan. Line the base and sides with parchment paper.
  8. Spoon the cream mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Cover with a cling film and freeze overnight or until firm.
  9. Turn onto a plate. Garnish with cherries or as desired.
My Tip: Ensure the cling film sticks onto the surface of the semifreddo mixture and there are no gaps. If there is a gap then it will lead to formation of ice crystals.
  • Saiesh Naika year ago

    Cool nice recipe good

  • Archana Karodea year ago


  • Priyanka Mukherjeea year ago

    @Sujata...Dear I did not mention eggs as optional... Seems like an update error... Have rectified the same again... Sorry for the inconvenience... @Manushi

  • Sujata Limbua year ago

    @Manushi you can also make this dish without the addition of eggs. It is optional.

  • Manushi G PSa year ago

    how is it veg with 4 eggs ? kindly modify