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Semifreddo dessert.jpg
Course Dessert
Place of origin Italy
Main ingredients gelato
Cookbook: Semifreddo  Media: Semifreddo

Semifreddo (pronounced [semiˈfreddo], Italian: half cold) is a class of semi-frozen desserts. The principle 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] In Italian cuisine, the semifreddo is commonly made with gelato as a primary ingredient[dubious ] It is often called an ice-cream cake, but a true ice-cream cake has layers of cake & ice-cream.

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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. 

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