Chocolate-Hazelnut Semifreddo

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“Semifreddo is an decadent ice-cream like dessert. Its very easy to prepare, and very rich! If you love chocolate, give this one a try. Prep time does not include initial 1 hour freeze time or the overnight freezing time.”
1 semifreddo

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (13 ounce) jar chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella)
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 tablespoons chocolate syrup (home made or store bought)
  • fresh strawberries (for garnish)


  1. Line 8x4 inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, extending the wrap at the sides and ends of the pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix hazelnut spread and melted chocolate.
  3. In a second bowl, beat cream just until stiff peaks form.
  4. Stir a large spoonful of whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Fold the remaining cream into the chocolate mixture, half at a time (mixture will not be uniformly blended).
  6. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  7. Freeze for 1 hour.
  8. Remove from freezer and cover top with plastic wrap, and freeze overnight until firm.
  9. To serve: remove plastic wrap from top and invert semifreddo on to a platter.
  10. Remove remaining plastic wrap.
  11. Let stand a few minutes at room temperature (not more than 10) to soften slightly.
  12. Cut into 1-inch thick slices and place on plates, drizzle each serving with 1 Tablespoon of chocolate sauce and garnish with a few fresh strawberries.
  13. Serve immediately.

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