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White Chocolate and Coffee Semi Freddo

Amrita Iyer
40 minutes
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8 People
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ABOUT White Chocolate and Coffee Semi Freddo RECIPE

Before we check out the recipe it is very important to know what is a Semi Freddo!It is a classic Italian dessert and Wikipedia describes it as “The principal ingredients are usually eggs, sugar and cream. It has the texture of frozen mousse” which means that it is essentially a kind of delicious Ice Cream! But this recipe DOES NOT CONTAIN EGGS which is the first thing unique and it can be made in 30 minutes provided you have everything ready at hand! However there is one ingredient which is used here which is exotic and that is Mascarpone Cheese which can be bought at any of the big departmental stores selling imported products.In case you do not get Mascarpone,then proceed to make a custard either from store bought Vanilla flavour custard powder,for those who prefer eggs,they can make a normal custard with eggs,sugar and milk or a simple procedure with cornflour, milk, Vanilla essence and sugar!

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Italian
  • Freezing
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 200 gms Mascarpone Cheese
  2. 1 tbsp Instant/Espresso Coffee Powder mixed with 2 tbsp hot water and cooled to room temperature
  3. 20 gms Icing sugar
  4. 75 gms White/Milk Chocolate (grated)
  5. 3 tbsp cream
  6. 200 ml whipping cream
  7. 2 tbsp powdered/Castor sugar
  8. For Garnish :
  9. 2 tbsp grated Milk Chocolate
  10. 2 tbsp grated White Chocolate (if using)
  11. 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  12. 1/2 tbsp Instant Coffee/Espresso Powder
  13. 2 tbsp reserved whipping cream


  1. Take the Mascarpone and Icing sugar in a bowl and whisk till smooth and creamy and till the sugar is amalgamated.Add the coffee liquid and whisk again till everything is mixed well.
  2. Reserve 1 tbsp of the grated Chocolate and add the rest to the Mascarpone mixture.
  3. Whisk the whipping cream with 2 tbsp powdered sugar till it forms stiff peaks.Keeping aside 2 – 3 tbsp to garnish,fold(mix with an up and down movement to incorporate as much air as possible) the rest into the semi freddo mixture.
  4. Refrigerate the reserved cream immediately!
  5. Pour this into a Ceramic/glass/tupperware airtight container and freeze for 4 – 5 hours or till set.
  6. To serve use Coffee cups for a great presentation or normal Ice Cream cups.Take the Semi Freddo out of the freezer and place in the refrigerator compartment 20 minutes before serving.
  7. Place 2 scoops of Semi Freddo in a Coffee/Ice cream cup.Spoon 1 tbsp whipped cream on top.Garnish with Cocoa Powder,Coffee Powder and grated Milk and White chocolate.
  8. Serve as a classic dessert on every special occasion with lots of good wishes!

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