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Semifreddo dessert.jpg
Type Dessert
Place of origin Italy
Main ingredient(s) gelato

Semifreddo (pronounced [semiˈfredːo], Italian: half cold) is a class of semi-frozen desserts, typically ice-cream cakes, semi-frozen custards, and certain fruit tarts. It has the texture of frozen mousse because it is usually produced by uniting two equal parts of ice cream and whipped cream. Such a dessert's Spanish counterpart is called semifrío.[citation needed] In Italian cuisine, the semifreddo is commonly made with gelato as a primary ingredient.

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