Cherry Almond Chocolate Ripple Semifreddo #IceCreamWeek

Cherry Almond Chocolate Ripple Semifreddo is a show stopping, perfect ending to your meal.  This no-churn ice cream is easy and impressive to make! 

Cherry Almond Semifreddo #IceCreamWeek from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Welcome to Day 3 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and myself! We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to treat you to tons of amazing ice cream recipes. Ice Cream Week is shaping up to be the best week ever!

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So everyone is familiar with the no-churn method of making ice cream right? I haven’t personally tried it myself but more else it involves some homemade whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Folks that don’t own an ice cream maker swear by the method and promise it delivers perfectly creamy ice cream. 

One of these days I’ll get around to trying it.  Maybe. . .but for now I’m going to share with you the other awesome no-churn method.  The version that produces this beauty above, which also happens to double as an ice cream cake. 

Semifreddo or rather half-cold is essentially a frozen mousse.  It’s irresistibly creamy thanks to the base more or less similar to what you’d make for churned ice cream, except you are folding those cooked egg yolks into whipped cream to keep things light, airy and semi-frozen. 

Cherry Almond Semifreddo from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen


Since this ice cream doesn’t completely freeze fruit filling (un-roasted this time) are perfect and nothing beats the combination of chocolate, cherry and ice cream.  As soon as you slice into the semifreddo, the colors pop and the pockets of chocolate and almond throughout are pleasant surprises. 

So we’ve got my ice cream for today, let’s see what everyone else is brining to the party. 

Cherry Almond Semifreddo from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen


Cherry Almond Chocolate Ripple Semifreddo
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  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups bing cherries, pitted and halved
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Line a 9x5 loaf pan 2 times with plastic wrap, letting the excess hang over from the sides.In a double boiler, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks until the sugar dissolves and the egg yolks triple in size - about 6-8 minutes. The yolks will be plate and frothy once they have tripled in size.Using a stand mixer or by hand, whip the heavy cream until it forms medium peaks.Carefully fold in half the egg yolks, making sure not to deflate too much of the whipped cream and then the remaining yolks. Scraping down the bottom and sides of the bowl. Gently stir in the almond extract.Scoop about 1/3 of the mix into your prepared pan and place 1/4 cup of almonds, about 1/2 a cup of cherries and a drizzle of melted chocolate. Add more whipped cream and build layers, so that you end up with 3 total layers of filling and 1/4 cup almonds & 1/2 cup cherries remaining to top.Carefully fold over the excess plastic wrap and place in the freezer to firm up for at least 4-6 hours.Remove the frozen semifreddo from the freezer, flip out onto your surface, remove the plastic wrap and top with the remaining almonds and cherries.Serve immediately, as it will being to melt at room temperature.
Recipe Type: Ice Cream, Dessert

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26 thoughts on “Cherry Almond Chocolate Ripple Semifreddo #IceCreamWeek

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  3. [email protected] Tastes Good

    What a beautiful dessert! I’ve never made a semifreddo, so I’m happy to have a recipe for it now!

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  8. Isabelle @ Crumb

    Oh my gosh… how pretty is that dessert? I love the bright pops of dark red cherries against the snowy white semifreddo. And such a lovely combination of flavours, too. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got up your sleeve for the back half of the week! 🙂

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