Espresso Semi-Freddo Frozen Dessert Recipe

Use elegant demitasse cups and saucers to serve this incredible dessert made from espresso and Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. Crushed chocolates make an elegant garnish to enhance the presentation.

3 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup of espresso, cooled
1-3/4 cups of whipped cream
Shots of Frangelico (optional)


Step 1: Place eggs, yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl (the one from your mixer!) over boiling water and whisk until heated through and frothy (about 5 minutes).

Step 2: Remove and place bowl back onto mixer and beat until pale and thick. Fold in coffee. Set aside.

Step 3: In another bowl, beat whipped cream until thick and peaks begin to form. Fold egg mixture through cream very gently.

Step 4: Pour into demitasse or preferred serving vessel. Cover and freeze until firm. Serve with a shot of Frangelico!


Nina Teixeira