Strawberry Semifreddo

Strawberry Semifreddo

Strawberry Semifreddo


  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp Tuaca or Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh mint, cut in thin strips, for garnish (optional)


  • Line an 8″ or 9″ x 5″ x 3″ loaf pan, if using, with plastic wrap and set aside
  • Combine the strawberries, sugar, and Tuaca in the bowl of a food processor and puree. Reserve 1 cup, and pour the remaining puree into a large bowl.
  • Whip the cream in another bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form when you left the beaters out of the bowl. Fold the cream into the puree using a rubber spatula, working from the bottom of the bowl, until there are no signs of cream.
  • Pour te mixture into the loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until firm-¬†about 2 hours.
  • Invert the semifreddo onto a serving plate. Remove the plastic wrap and when slightly softened, smooth the top with a knife.
  • Cut into 3/4″ to 1″ thick slices and garnish with strawberries, mint, and some of the reserved puree drizzled on top.



Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.

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