emifreddo [semiˈfreddo] is a famous Italian . Semifreddo is Italian word for “semi-cold” or “half-cold”. Despite its name, which suggests otherwise, semifreddo is actually fully frozen dessert made of a flavoring, for example chocolate, hazelnut, nougat, fruit, or a custard, some and lightly whipped cream.
The combination of Italian meringue and whipped cream makes this sweet to be incredibly light and airy, and even though it is frozen, semifreddo in fact has very soft texture and doesn’t have that cold “brain freeze” feel, like – for example – ice cream does. The reason is simple – semifreddo contains less water than the ice cream! The absence of water is responsible for one more good thing – semifreddo doesn’t have to be churned! Yes, no ice cream machine needed today guys! So, who invented this incredible dessert? Well, sorry to disappoint you, but I couldn’t find the name of the inventor, however – I’ve discovered that semifreddo appeared around the end of the 19th century, probably as an evolution of the French parfait, which is another wonderful frozen dessert that dates back to 1869, when its first recipe was published by the name “Parfait au café”. The semifreddo I’m making today is like – crazy simple! You don’t have to make custard, don’t need any fancy molds, and almost no equipment except a stand mixer. Regarding ingredients – you will need some hazelnuts, candied fruits, some heavy cream and a couple of egg whites, that’s all! Easy-peasy!
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