Chocolate Coffee Semifreddo (Ice Cream)

Cosette Khoryati

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@CosetteKR

I made this dessert for a dinner party.. it was a hit! I was actually surprised with myself that I made Semifreddo, you know ice cream at home without an ice cream maker.. I thought it was almost impossible to achieve such great texture and taste.. beautiful and versatile dessert.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

25 Min

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1
egg
4
egg yolks
1/2 c
sugar
1 1/4 c
double cream
1 Tbsp
instant coffee powder
1 Tbsp
coffee liqueur, chocolate liqueur, brandy, rum etc. (alcohol of your choice, optional)
1
chocolate bar of your choice (snicker's, mars, toblerone etc.)
1 Tbsp
cocoa powder (to decorate, optional)
dark chocolate curls (to decorate, optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
-Line a loaf tin with clingfilm.
-Chop the chocolate bar into small-medium size chunks, set aside.
-Put the coffee, liqueur, egg, egg yolks and sugar in a heat proof bowl and mix to dissolve.
-Beat the mixture over a saucepan of gently simmering water, until it is pale and thick. (I use a whisk for this, but you can use a hand-held electric whisk)
2
-In a bowl, whip the double cream until thick.
-Gently fold in the egg and sugar mixture.
-Add the chopped chocolate bar to the mixture.
-Pour into the prepared loaf tin, and cover carefully with clingfilm before putting it in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours (I always make it the night before)
3
-When ready to serve, turn out the semifreddo on to a suitably sized CHILLED plate. (better to put the plate in the freezer for few minutes or else the semifreddo will start melting the minute it hits the plate)
-Decorate with cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, nuts, chocolate chunks, coffee beans etc. whatever you like.

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