Gluten Free Berry Semifreddo Recipe

Want to make ice cream without an ice cream maker? Semifreddo might be your solution. It’s not exactly ice cream, but it’s just as amazing! It’s softer than ice cream (hence the name semifreddo … semi-frozen) and has an incredible frozen mousse texture that you’ll fall in love with. Here’s a Gluten Free Berry Semifreddo recipe to show you just how easy it is to have homemade “ice cream” without a machine!

To start, I used good quality, pasture raised eggs from Nature’s Yoke. I also used organic heavy cream and organic berries, and of course, pure vanilla extract (always!) not the imitation stuff.

So leave the ice cream maker tucked away in the cabinet and get ready to be much more than semi-impressed with this semifreddo!

Berry Semifreddo recipe

4.34 from 3 votes
Gluten Free Berry Semifreddo Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Freeze time
1 d
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 513 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 4 large pastured eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 16 ounces mixed frozen berries
  • 2 cups fresh berries
  • Powdered sugar to garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves to garnish
Instructions
  1. Line a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap.
  2. Combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a heat-proof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Beat with a hand-held mixer (or whisk by hand) for 5 minutes. The mixture should be light and frothy. Remove from heat and continue to beat until thick and pale, about 2 minutes.
  3. Whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  4. Line the bottom of the pan with an even layer of frozen berries. Lightly mash the remaining frozen berries, then fold into the egg mixture. Fold the cream into the egg mixture. Pour into the prepared pan on top of the berries, smooth the top, wrap with foil, and freeze overnight.
  5. To serve, remove foil, invert on a serving platter, remove the pan and plastic wrap, top with fresh berries, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and garnish with mint.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Berry Semifreddo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 217mg 72%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Potassium 168mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 44g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 27.7%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Berries Frozen Ice Cream Semifreddo
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  1. Teresa Earp
    July 20, 2018

    I have to avoid dairy. Do you think a couple of cans of full fat coconut milk would work as a sub. for this dish?

    1. Carol Kicinski
      July 24, 2018

      Hi Teresa! Yes, that would work. Hope you enjoy!

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