Delicious Strawberry Semifreddo Recipe

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Delicious Strawberry Semifreddo Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
240 mins
Total Time:
260mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 15, 2023

Indulge in the creamy and fruity goodness of strawberry semifreddo. This frozen Italian dessert is made with whipped cream, strawberries, sugar, and eggs. It's the perfect treat for a hot summer day or any occasion. Follow this easy recipe to create a luscious and refreshing strawberry semifreddo in no time. Serve it with fresh berries or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra touch of decadence.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Fresh strawberries and mint leaves, for garnish

Directions

  1. Hull and chop 1/2 pound of strawberries. Set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, puree the remaining strawberries until smooth.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pureed strawberries and granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Separate the eggs, placing the yolks in a heatproof bowl and the whites in a separate mixing bowl.
  5. Place the bowl with the yolks over a saucepan of simmering water to create a double boiler.
  6. Whisk the yolks continuously until they are thick and pale, about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
  8. In another mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  9. Gradually add the powdered sugar while continuing to whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  10. Gently fold the whipped cream into the yolk mixture, followed by the pureed strawberries.
  11. Fold in the chopped strawberries.
  12. In a separate clean mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  13. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the strawberry mixture.
  14. Pour the semifreddo mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan or a freezer-safe container.
  15. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.
  16. When ready to serve, remove the semifreddo from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly.
  17. Slice and serve the strawberry semifreddo garnished with fresh strawberries and mint leaves.

Interesting Facts

  • Semifreddo is an Italian dessert, which means 'half cold' in English.
  • Strawberries are a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C.
  • Semifreddo is similar to ice cream but has a lighter and creamier texture.