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Semifreddo Iced Coffee

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The Italian no-churn semifreddo iced coffee is a brilliant creation that will pop in your mouth. A dessert to impress your guests.

The semifreddo in Italian means half-frozen. Originally it’s just whipped cream flavoured with the most exciting ingredients.

I decided to mix with coffee, peanut butter, honey and orange juice.

semifreddo iced coffee

Is semifreddo just frozen mousse?

The semifreddo is a fully frozen whipped cream, like a frozen mousse. It’s basically air, sugar and flavourings mixed in whipped cream, giving a frozen, yet creamy texture.

What does semifreddo taste like?

The semifreddo is a classic Italian dessert. It melts in your mouth as the frozen whipped cream quickly dissolves in your mouth.

What is the difference between ice cream, gelato and semifreddo?

The semifreddo has a light texture, with a whipped cream based and frozen, to give a lighter feel, whereas ice cream and gelato have both denser textures, ate fatter and have more flavour complexity since it’s churned to give that characteristic creamy texture.

Cooking Time

  • Cooking: 5 minutes
  • Preparation: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Servings

  • 4 servings

Equipment

  • Electric mixer

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Ingredients list

  • 1/3 cup no sugar peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • unsalted ground nuts for garnish
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffeeingredients to make semifreddo iced coffee

How to make Semifreddo Iced Coffee

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, honey and orange juice. Mix with a spatula to turn in a creamy mixture. Reserve
  2. With the help of an electric mixer or whisk, whip the whipping cream for around 3 minutes.
  3. Take 1/3 portion of already whipped cream and mix well with the peanut butter mixture. Add the remaining whipping cream and gently incorporate with the remaining whipped cream.
  4. Transfer to individual cups or serving bowls and leave in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  5. Brew 1 cup of coffee and leave in the fridge to cool. 
  6. Remove the semifreddo from the freezer 10 minutes prior to serving, add 1 tablespoon of cold coffee to each dessert, top with nuts and serve right away.

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Storage

Keep the semifreddo in the fridge for up to 3 months.

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semifreddo iced coffee

Semifreddo Iced Coffee

The Italian no-churn semifreddo iced coffee is a brilliant creation that will pop in your mouth. A dessert to impress your guests.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup no sugar peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • unsalted ground nuts for garnish
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee cold

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, honey and orange juice. Mix with a spatula to turn in a creamy mixture. Reserve.
  • With the help of an electric mixer or whisk, whip the whipping cream for around 3 minutes.
  • Take 1/3 portion of already whipped cream and mix well with the peanut butter mixture. Add the remaining whipping cream and gently incorporate with the remaining whipped cream.
  • Transfer to individual cups or serving bowls and leave in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  • Brew 1/2 cup of coffee and leave in the fridge to cool.
  • Remove the semifreddo from the freezer 10 minutes prior to serving, add 1 tablespoon of cold coffee to each dessert, top with nuts and serve right away.

Notes

Storage: Keep the semifreddo in the fridge for up to 3 months.
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