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Tiramisu Semifreddo

Tiramisu Semifreddo

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cream, dessert, espresso, ice cream, Italian, Italy, ladyfinger, marsala, semifreddo, tiramisu
Prep Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Servings 1 Loaf


  • 4 eggs whites and yolks separated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup brandy or marsala
  • 1 1/2 cup prepared espresso room temperature
  • 12 savoiardi cookies ladyfingers
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder divided
  • 1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate

For Serving:

  • Whipped cream
  • Shaved dark chocolate


  • In a large bowl, beat together the egg yolks. Slowly add the granulated sugar, then the mascarpone cheese until light and thoroughly combined.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the yolks and mascarpone.
  • In the bowl used for the egg whites, beat the cream into soft peaks. Fold into the eggs and mascarpone.
  • Set aside a 9x5 inch loaf pan and completely line the inside with a large piece of plastic wrap with the edges hanging over the sides of the pan.
  • Whisk the brandy into the espresso. Briefly dip a cookie into the brandy espresso and place in the bottom of the prepared pan. Repeat with more cookies until you have a single layer of cookies side by side. Cut some of the cookies if needed to make sure all the space is covered.
  • Cover the layer of cookies with half of the egg mascarpone mixture. Cover evenly with half of the cocoa powder.
  • Repeat dipping the cookies and arranging in a single layer over the cocoa powder. Cover with remaining egg mascarpone. Top with remaining cocoa powder and the shaved dark chocolate. Tap the filled pan on the counter a few times to remove air bubbles. Cover in a few layers of┬áplastic wrap and place in freezer until well chilled, 4 hours to overnight.
  • Remove the semifreddo from the pan using the plastic wrap. Slice and serve immediately with whipped cream and more shaved chocolate.