Strawberries and Cream Semifreddo


Strawberries and Cream Semifreddo

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Strawberry cream filling stacked with berry mixture and whipped cream topping and garnished with strawberries and pistachios

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    "Semifreddo" literally translates to "semi-cold" in Italian. This partially frozen Italian dessert would be a perfect ending to a Sunday dinner or celebratory meal.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    4 egg yolks
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee sugar, divided
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee whole milk
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    8 oz. Hy-Vee frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed (about 1-1/2 c.)
    2 c. heavy whipping cream, divided
    2 c. sliced fresh strawberries
    ¼ c. coarsely chopped pistachios
    Additional fresh strawberries, for garnish


    1. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap; set aside.
    2. In a medium saucepan, whisk egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar. Stir in whole milk. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture coats the back of a spatula. Do not boil. Place saucepan in a large bowl of ice water and stir frequently until mixture is cool. Stir in vanilla.
    3. Puree thawed strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in a food processor; strain mixture into a bowl, discarding seeds. Set aside.
    4. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg mixture into whipped cream. Fold 1-1/3 cups cream mixture into strained strawberries. Spread berry mixture in bottom of prepared pan. Freeze for 2 hours.
    5. Meanwhile, stir fresh sliced strawberries into remaining cream mixture. Cover and chill while first mixture is freezing. After 2 hours, spread mixture over frozen layer. Cover and freeze for 6 to 24 hours.
    6. Just before serving, invert loaf onto a serving platter; remove plastic wrap. In a mixing bowl, beat remaining 1 cup whipping cream and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream over loaf. Sprinkle pistachios on top. If desired, garnish with additional strawberries.

    Nutrition facts


    380 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 28g
    • Cholesterol: 180mg
    • Sodium: 45mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    • Protein: 5g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 20%
    Vitamin C 60%
    Iron 4%
    Calcium 10%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Spring 2014.