Coffee semifreddo

Coffee semifreddo

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(59 ratings)

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



    Chocolate as we know it in pressed


  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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9th May, 2017
What can say. Just wow! So simple to make. Next time l will try ground chocolate coffee beans through the mix. I forced many next times for this pud. Really simple to make, great for a standby in the freezer. Light, creamy, gorgeous coffee flavour.
23rd Apr, 2017
Excellent, very easy to make and quick perfect for dinner party.
8th Jun, 2016
I was interested in tasting how the texture of this dessert would be, and hoping that it would be noticeably distinct from ice cream whilst remaining a cold dessert for hot days. We all felt it tasted like ice cream (except my dad who declared it was much better), but very good nonetheless.
29th Jan, 2016
Yum yum!! What's better than coffee! Coffee pudding!
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Marie T
2nd Jan, 2016
We had this for after the Boxing Day meal and it went down a treat. Made as the recipe stated. It was so easy to make and everyone loved it! I will certainly be making it again, either the same, and/or with different flavourings. Tasty treat for any time of the year! 5*
Rosetta Herr
8th Jul, 2015
Tried this last Saturday for Sunday lunch dessert. Really easy to make and tasted fantastic! All my guests were super impressed( as was I)!!! I exchanged the brandy with Ammereto which I prefer and it was delish. Highly recommended
1st May, 2015
This is a 'go-to' recipe if you want something simple, quick, make-ahead and delicious. Always goes down well with guests.
11th Apr, 2015
Very simple and easy recipe which I am sure could easily be adapted to any flavour. I made this for a dinner party & everyone loved it.
8th Apr, 2015
This recipe wins at every level. It is absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious, it can be made in advance, it looks fabulous with the chocolate curls which I made myself, and it is easy to make, even in the hands of a poor cook like myself. I used Armagnac because I had some in the cupboard, but otherwise stuck rigidly to the recipe. This goes to the top of my favourite list for entertaining.
7th Jan, 2015


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