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Semifredo - a beautiful and tasty dessert from Italy

One of the most favorite desserts of not only children, but also adults is ice cream, whose ratings especially take off in the summer. However, the composition of the modern purchased delicacy makes many reasonably worried because of the presence of not very useful ingredients. And cooking homemade ice cream is rather troublesome.

Semifreddo will come to the rescue - a delicious dessert from Italy, which has already managed to conquer a large army of fans inside and outside.

What is the secret of the popularity of sweets?

The classic Italian dessert has a milky flavor. But more often, semifreddo is cooked with various additives: from nuts and chocolate to cookies and fruits. Due to this, the existing huge number of recipes of this delicacy continues to expand. After all, each hostess can improve the basic recipe, based on their imagination and gastronomic preferences.

Despite the exquisite look and unsurpassed taste, even a novice hostess can cook this homemade ice cream. A simple set of necessary products only adds value to the dish.Another advantage is the absence of the need for constant mixing of the dessert during its cooling, which distinguishes it from traditional ice cream.

Fresh food - the guarantor of success

The main ingredients of any semifredo include chicken eggs, cream with a fat content of at least 30% and powdered sugar. All products are available and almost always available in the house. However, not everything is so simple.

To make a truly delicious dessert, only high-quality and fresh ingredients are needed. There will be no problems with sugar. But it is better to take home eggs, and no more than ten days. Cream, too, should be purchased on the market, choosing the most greasy. Some housewives even replace part of the cream with mascarpone cheese to achieve the desired fat content and strength of the finished dish.

Basics of cooking

Having understood how to prepare a basic dessert, it will not be difficult in the future to supplement it with various ingredients to your taste.

For a classic delicacy, we need:

  • five chicken eggs;
  • half a liter of cream;
  • 180 grams of powdered sugar;
  • whispering salt;
  • black chocolate for decoration.

Technology of preparation:

  1. Separate the yolks from the whites and send them in a dry container in the refrigerator.
  2. Beat chicken yolks and powdered sugar until the color of the mixture becomes glossy and light yellow. Many housewives prefer to brew yolks, for which a bowl with them is placed on a water bath. Mass whisk whisk until it begins to thicken. After that, remove the dishes from the heat, continuing to beat occasionally until cool. Semifredo is tasty in both versions, so choose for your taste.
  3. Beat chilled proteins with a pinch of salt into strong shiny foam.
  4. Cream also beat in a separate container until thick. Do not overdo it with time so as not to separate the serum from the oil.
  5. All three mixtures must be carefully combined so that the proteins do not fall off, gently stirring the corolla in one direction;

After that, put the resulting mass in the prepared form, lined with foil and sprinkle with grated chocolate for decoration. For this it is convenient to use a rectangular shape for cupcakes, then your dessert will quickly and evenly cool. You can also decompose the delicacy immediately into individual ice-cream bowls.

Well, now send seven-frred in the refrigerator for at least 5-6 hours, then enjoy its perfect and delicate taste.

The most delicious dessert variations

List all the recipes of this delicacy is simply impossible. The most favorite Italian housewives are lemon, banana and nut semifreddo, characterized by ease of preparation and exquisite taste characteristics.


To prepare a lemon dessert, in addition to the basic products, you need one lemon and a tablespoon of brandy, which prevents the crystallization of the finished dish. For this recipe, the yolks should be brewed in a water bath with brandy, after adding finely grated zest and lemon juice. The rest of the cooking technology - the usual.

Banana dessert

It has a tremendous aroma, which you will not be able to forget for a long time. For this delicacy, you will additionally need 80 ml of red wine, lemon juice and three ripe bananas.

Yolks brew with wine in a water bath, whisking until enough thick foam is formed. Bananas chopped in a blender with juice of half a lemon. Gently combine the yolk, creamy, banana and protein mixture, spread out in forms and send to cool.

Hazelnut with caramel

To make caramel, mix 150 grams of sugar in a frying pan with three tablespoons of water. While stirring regularly, cook the mixture over low heat until golden brown. Caramel should be viscous, but not thick. Add pre-fried and chopped hazelnut and mix thoroughly, ensuring that each piece of nut is covered with caramel.

After that, put the mass on the cutting board, level and leave to cool. Grind the caramelized nuts in a blender and add to the mixture of yolks, cream and sugar.

As you can see, the field for fantasy is limitless. Experiment with different recipes and make up your own options. The main thing that your delicacy was prepared with love.

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