Cherry/Chocolate Semifreddo

I’m sure you can leave the diet outside to “taste” this one. OMG this is yummy. Nice to serve 6 special people.


  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup Kirsch
  • 1/3 lb. chopped cherries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with plastic wrap.

In a double boiler whisk together the egg yolks, 1/2 cup of the sugar, kirsch, salt until thickened and creamy. Remove from heat and place over a bowl with ice water.

Beat whipping cream and remaining sugar until soft peaks form. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chunks. Gently fold the whipping cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Place in the loaf pan, smooth the top and cover with plastic wrap.

Put in the freezer overnight. When ready to serve you can do it either by using an ice cream scoop and just simply scoop it out into a pretty dessert bowl or tip it out of the pan, remove the plastic wrap and slice it. Either way it is to die for. So, so good.



2 thoughts on “Cherry/Chocolate Semifreddo

  1. Either one…preferrably without the syrup attached. I would even try dried cherries that had been first rehydrated with boiling water and chopped. (For added pleasure, soak in the Kirsch first.

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