Semi-Freddo means Semi-Frozen. This almost frozen mousse-like dessert is light yet decadent. Use your imagination to switch out ingredients, keeping in mind traditional Semi-Freddo usually contains a crunch factor (nuts, cookies, chocolate nibs), and I always add a teaspoon of liqueur to ensure the creamy mixture does not freeze. Serve with a glass of chilled bubbles, like CorteAura Franciacorta.
If you have any of this creamy mixture leftover, I like to make grown-up ice cream sandwiches using chocolate wafers. Just a few dainty bites, but so satisfying!
See ingredients, directions and pairings.
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 Egg White
10 Famous Chocolate Wafers, crushed not pulverized ( I use a baggie and a rolling pin)
3 teaspoon Luxardo Espresso Liqueur, or similar
1 teaspoon Instant Espresso, I use Ferrara