Semifreddo (Italian: “half cold”) is a class of semi-frozen desserts, typically ice-cream cakes, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts. It has the texture of frozen mousse because it is usually produced by uniting two equal parts of ice cream and whipped cream. Such a dessert’s Spanish counterpart is called semifrío. In Italian cuisine, the Semifreddo is commonly made with gelato as a primary ingredient. It is typical of the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.
In this collection, you can find recipes for many variations of the traditional Italian semifreddo, such as nougat semifreddo, strawberry-rhubarb semifreddo, lemon semifreddo, chocolate semifreddo, cantaloupe semifreddo, coconut semifreddo, pumpkin semifreddo, praline semifreddo, pistachio semifreddo, tiramisu semifreddo, berry semifreddo, ricotta semifreddo, and many more!
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Here are the best Italian semifreddo recipes found on the internet, listed in the order of votes received: