Now that I have finished decking my halls for Christmas, I have shifted my focus to other holiday preparations like sending out my Christmas cards and preparations of the delicious kind.
I will start making cookies over the weekend to take to my friend Karen’s annual cookie exchange party next week, but yesterday I made this…
If you have never had Semifreddo, it is a semi-frozen dessert that is like an ice cream cake. It is a cross between ice cream and frozen mousse. It is DELICIOUS especially when you let it soften a bit before eating.
It is a perfect dessert for entertaining around the holidays since you can make it up to 3 weeks ahead of time. When it is time to serve, you simply invert the pan you made it in onto a serving plate and then spoon berries in the center to garnish.
I chose to make it with amaretto liqueur, but you could also make it with Kirsch (cherry liqueur). The recipe calls for thin mint parfaits. I used After Eight mints, but had a hard time finding them. I finally found them in the candy aisle at the 5th supermarket I went to.
The gold-rimmed plate is from Ed’s family. I always try to use it when we entertain. It is perfect for the semifreddo.
A spoonful of semifreddo with berries is quite delish, one that will have you and your holiday guests’ tastebuds smiling. For more of my favorite recipes click here.