Semifreddo (pronounced [ˌsemiˈfreddo], Italian: half cold) is a class of frozen desserts. The main ingredients are egg yolks, sugar, and cream. It has the texture of frozen mousse. Such a dessert's Spanish counterpart is called semifrío.[1][2] It was created around the 19th century. However, it did not gain popularity until the early 20th century.[3]

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Place of originItaly
Main ingredientsEgg yolks and cream

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  1. ^ Sharon Tyler Herbst; Ron Herbst (2009). The Deluxe Food Lover's Companion. Barron's snippet. p. 392. ISBN 978-0-7641-6241-1.
  2. ^ Charles Sinclair (2009). Dictionary of Food: International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 1202. ISBN 978-1-4081-0218-3.
  3. ^ nonnabox, Author (2019-12-11). "How to Make Italian Lemon Semifreddo Recipe". Authentic Italian Recipes from Nonna Box. Retrieved 2020-07-13. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)