Compelled to make your own ice cream but don’t have an ice cream maker? Cherry and Chocolate Semifreddo to the rescue. Rich and creamy like ice cream but just a little more grown up. Cut in slices from loaf form or in this case ramekin shape, this dessert is a show stopper!
Semifreddo means half frozen and in a nutshell is like frozen mousse….what’s not to love about that! Some recipes use egg whites for volume while others use whipped cream, either way it’s a fabulous dessert.
In my opinion semifreddo desserts lack the attention they deserve because even though it’s not ice cream the similarity provides you with the same satisfaction. Semifreddo’s are also adaptable to most flavours found in ice cream, no machine is required and you can present it as a whole unit or individually. If you’ve never tried a semifreddo I really recommend adding it to your list, you won’t be disappointed. And it’s summer, so how can you go wrong with something so cool, creamy and studded with cherries?
This recipe combines cherries and chocolate…. chocolate ganache to be specific and the result is a creamy indulgent treat loaded with the classic combination of cherries and chocolate. No ice cream maker? No excuse now!