Coffee semifreddo

Prep: 20 mins Plus freezing


Serves 8
This elegant dessert is easy to slice straight from the freezer

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal365
  • fat28g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.16g
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  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp Tia Maria or brandy
  • 4 large eggs, separated



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  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 300ml pot double cream
  • 100g/4oz pack honeycomb Toblerone, finely chopped
  • dark chocolate curls, to decorate


  1. Oil and line a 1-litre loaf tin with cling film. Put the coffee, Tia Maria or brandy, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and stir to dissolve the coffee. Put the egg whites in a large bowl and pour the cream in another.

  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff with an electric whisk, then quickly beat the egg yolk mixture until thick and leaving a trail. Now beat the cream until it holds its shape. If you beat everything in this order, you don’t need to wash the whisks in between.

  3. Fold the cream into the coffee mixture, then carefully fold in the whites. Fold through the Toblerone and tip into the loaf tin. Lightly cover the surface with cling film. When frozen, overwrap in foil and freeze. Will keep for up to 6 weeks. You can make the chocolate curls (see video link, above, for instructions) and keep them in a airtight container or freeze.

  4. To serve, unwrap and turn onto a platter. Strip off the cling film and serve topped with the chocolate curls.

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Comments (62)

clootiedumplin's picture

Made both the coffee and the Grand Marnier, but the Orange flavoured won "hands down", definately my favourite boozy dessert! Couldn't find honeycomb toblerone either, so improvised with "Chocolate orange segments" Yuuummmeeee!!!!
Suppose you could experiment with different flavoured chocolates, and liquers, the options are endless

grogerson's picture

This is a delicious recipe - so easy to make and very tasty. It's perfect for a dinner party and can be made the day before the event! I made the brandy version for Christmas Day's dessert and it went down a treat.

salliecoventry's picture

I can't find the honeycomb toblerone either - any suggestions? I wondered about using half Crunchie and half normal Toblerone instead??

tracytlong's picture

I made this for a family dinner and it went down well. Will definitely make it again. It was nice served with warm chocolate sauce.

beckdixon's picture

Really, really tasty!

sallycjones's picture

Can anyone advise me where to get hold of Honeycomb Toblerone? Toblerone website suggests Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsburys as stockists, but none of them have it in stock.

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bishopan's picture

Perfect easy make ahead dessert. Yummy!

stavrosian's picture

So simple compared to making ice cream, and absolutely lovely too. I can see me going back to this one time and again.

princesskittykat's picture

I'm not very good with computers, and I can't seem to find the videolink to tell me how to make the chocolate curls. Can anybody enlighten me please? It's probably just me being dim...

jacquil's picture

Made the coffee/brandy version for dessert when friends came to dinner - absolutely gorgeous! Will definitely make this again.

gilliangoodchilddyer's picture

Easy to make and impressive too. I have made the orange one also and that was yummy too but I preferred the coffee version - maybe because I forgot to put the liquer in the orange version. I made it for Christmas and also a dinner party.

evalein's picture

Made this for Christmas last year - big with kids and adults - definately making it again this year!

sallywalton's picture

Prepared this a couple of days ago and popped it in the freezer. It was my contribution at a meal last night at a friends house, and wow - it went down a treat. It is absolutely gorgeous. I will certainly try the orange zest, Grand Marnier version soon. So easy to freeze in preparation for Christmas. Definitely needs serving straight from the freezer. Can't wait to finish it off tonight!!

evalein's picture

I made this for Christmas last year and it was excellent!

rockelle1990's picture

Toblerone, coffee and a smidge of brandy, looks like I've found the perfect fathers day dessert!

shejon's picture

Easy great recipe The family love it

eleanormayo's picture

A great recipe! My only mistakes were not to chop the chocolate finely enough and to take out of the freezer too soon - it is one that you really do need to serve straight from the freezer!

suford's picture

I first made this at Christmas as an ulternative to the traditional Xmas Pud. It was such a success no one wanted the Xmas pud. Since then I have made it serveral times, I no longer use any booze so the little one can have some, but it still just as delicious.I am planning to try it next time with Vanilla in place of the coffee & stawberries instead of the chocolate. This is a fabulous recipe.

alanrhodes's picture

Really lovely, I served this at a Sunday lunch and it had gone in about 3 minutes!


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