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Semifreddo dessert.jpg
Place of originItaly
Main ingredientsEgg whites and cream

Semifreddo (pronounced [ˌsemiˈfreddo], Italian: half cold) is a class of semi-frozen desserts. The principal ingredients are usually eggs, sugar and cream. It has the texture of frozen mousse. Such a dessert's Spanish counterpart is called semifrío.[1][2] It is often called an ice-cream cake, but a true ice-cream cake has layers of cake and ice-cream.[citation needed]

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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 (1 January 2009). Dictionary of Food: International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 1202. ISBN 978-1-4081-0218-3.