Gluten Free Pomegranate Semifreddo Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on January 3, 2009

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope your holidays were wonderful and that 2009 turns out to be all that you hope for and more.

I have not figured out what New Year’s Resolutions I want to make this year. Well, that is not entirely true. I figured out the ones I want to make but I didn’t think that start smoking, drink more coffee and quit exercising are the resolutions I ought to make.

One of my on-going resolutions is to simplify my life with out giving up any wonderfulness.

This little semifreddo fits right in with that resolution. It is essentially a no-churn ice-cream. Semifreddo means half cold in Italian and as the name implies it never freezes to the rock hard consistency that ice cream can. Whip up some pomegranate juice, confectioners sugar and cream, stick it in the freezer and in as little as 4 hours you are eating ice cream! No churning, no fancy equipment, no returning to the freezer every hour to scrap as with granitas. It is simple, simple, simple! And quite wonderful. And of course, it is gluten-free.

Gluten Free Pomegranate Semifreddo Recipe

Ingredients

¾ cup pomegranate juice
Juice of 1 lime
1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
2 cups heavy cream
Seeds from 1 fresh pomegranate – optional

Directions

Whisk together the pomegranate juice, lime juice and powdered sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add cream and whisk (either by hand or with a hand mixer) until soft pink peaks appear.

Spoon ice cream into a plastic or glass container with a snug fitting lid, smooth it down to compact it and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Serve with fresh pomegranate seeds as a garnish if desired.

Servings

A gluten free recipe that makes 6

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  • jill elise

    Oh, yum, this looks delicious, and what a beautiful photo!

  • Tiffany

    Oh lovely! I am excited to try this one :)

    Happy New Year!

  • Steph

    Good luck with your new year resolutions! I like the simplifying w/out taking away from life one :)
    and this dessert looks scrumptious! I will have to add pomegranate juice to my grocery list for tomorrow! And think of a brilliant dairy-free cream substitute! Mmmm, I can already taste it!

  • Peter G

    Are you kidding? Thats so easy! I’m getting onto this on the weekend! Happy New Year Carol and thanks for sharing this easy recipe!

  • Aran

    happy new year to you too carol! lovely semifreddo!

  • Malar Gandhi

    Awesome picture, very inviting recipe…

  • RecipeGirl

    Great way to use up POM juice. Looks lovely.

    Happy New Year!

  • anudivya

    What lovely pic! Just terrific.
    Happy 2009 Carol.

  • Kalinda

    :O (That’s me being amazed). Heh

    That looks so good. And I can’t get over how easy that is. Take that all you people with ice cream makers!

  • The Peanut Butter Boy

    It may be a bit cold outside now but I’m still down for some of this. Never had a semifreddo before but I’ve heard wonderful things and pomegranate seems like a good place to start.

  • Bellini Valli

    This sounds so refreshing and a great start to the New year!!!

  • Naomi Devlin

    Sounds yummy! No resolutions for me this year, just gonna take it easy and try to swim with the tide for a change…. x x x

  • TrailGrrl

    Oooh that sounds good. I love pomegranate. Good thoughts for resolutions. Although I was angry my first day back at work and got stressed out. I was used to being home for 2 weeks with the cats and hubby every day. This might take the edge off.

    TrailGrrl

  • Mariposa

    this look delish!!! happy belated new year! : )

  • Alisa

    Yum! I wonder how that semifreddo would work with full fat coconut milk?

  • Mariposa

    i made your semi-freddo : ) thanks for the idea!- and of course- linked back to you! it was delish!

  • taste memory

    that looks so creamy ~ so delicious! i luv anything with pomegranate one of my favorite fruits. you make everything look so easy….beautiful photograph too~

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