Strawberries and Cream Semifreddo

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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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Recipe Data

8
Servings
30min
Prep
30min
Total

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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

    Ingredients
    Serves 8
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    4egg 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

    Directions

    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

    Servings

    380 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

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

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 20%
    0%
    Vitamin C 60%
    0%
    Iron 4%
    0%
    Calcium 10%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Spring 2014.