Strawberry Semifreddo

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Strawberry Semifreddo

I used to say my students to never crusade making classic desserts “healthier,” since your guests volition ever compare it to the unhealthy, in addition to undoubtedly far superior master copy version. 

And even thence that’s precisely what I’ve done amongst this strawberry semifreddo, although, inwards fairness, that happened accidentally piece I was trying to brand the recipe easier.

Traditionally, we’d brand an egg custard for the base, every bit good every bit ready downward our strawberry puree to concentrate the flavors; in addition to piece that does gain a fine, in addition to much richer semifreddo, I wanted something simpler, that didn’t require whatsoever cooking. Besides saving time, in addition to eggs, I intend nosotros too run out a piddling cleaner, to a greater extent than distinct berry flavor.

However, the cost nosotros pay for those skipped steps, in addition to the modest total of sugar, is a less smoothen in addition to creamy texture. An extra rich, classically made semifreddo tin sack endure quite like to H2O ice cream, whereas this volition endure much firmer when frozen. That’s why y’all actually gain request to permit these warm upward for at to the lowest degree 10 or fifteen minutes earlier serving.

In the video, I described the texture every bit something inwards betwixt strawberry H2O ice cream in addition to a strawberry popsicle, which reminds me, if y’all gain accept the molds, this mixture would endure perfect frozen on a stick. Regardless of your delivery system, I actually gain promise y’all plough over this a crusade soon. Enjoy!
Makes 10 Ramekins (mine were 5.5 ounces each):
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed in addition to hulled
  • 1/2 loving cup white sugar
  • 3/4 loving cup plainly Greek yogurt
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar, optional
  • 1 3/4 cups mutual frigidity heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
For the garnish:
  • 1 1/2 loving cup diced or sliced strawberries
  • 2 or iii tablespoons white sugar, or every bit needed