Semifreddo my love, I love you more than words can say…
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For some reason, we’ve made rather a lot of Grease-themed recipes. Beauty School Drop Scones, You’re The One Za’atar Want, Whey Go Together, There Are Wurst Things I Could Fondue and of course Look At Me, Lasagna Dee! So I probably don’t need to tell you much about the actual musical.
Freddy, My Love is sung by Marty, who is in long-distance relationship with a Marine named Freddy. How in love with Freddy she is, nobody quite knows – but she is definitely in love with all the presents he showers her with!
Thinking about it, my heart’s pounding already
Knowing when you come home, we’re bound to go steady
And throw your service pay around like confetti, Freddy my love
So let’s move on to the food. Semifreddo (meaning half-cold) in Italian, is more like a frozen mousse than an ice cream or sorbet. No churning is required, and it can accommodate all kinds of flavors. This version is almond, with a few chocolate chips.
Add eggs and sugar to a bowl and lightly whisk to combine. Place over a saucepan of boiling water (to form a bain marie), and cook the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and the temperature is warm. Remove from the heat, then add in almond flour and alcohol – either Amaretto or brandy are great choices! Set aside to cool.
Pour heavy cream and vanilla extract into a stand mixer bowl and whisk until soft peaks form. Fold in the cooled egg mixture and some mini chocolate chips.
Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap (cling film) and pour the mixture into the pan. Place in the freezer for at least six hours – overnight is perfect!
Remove from the freezer five minutes before serving, then use the plastic wrap to lift it out of the pan, flipping it over onto a serving plate. Garnish with toasted sliced almonds. Cut into slices and serve. With love.