Semifreddo

Priyanka Mukherjee
Priyanka Mukherjee|
Last updated on Jan 10th
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 Time40Minutes
  • Cooking Time0Minutes
  • Serves5people

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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)

Recipe Preparation

  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.