Vanilla Semifreddo

This vanilla semifreddo proved to be a hidden gem in more ways than one. I made a double batch of this semi-frozen ice cream, turning half into the cranberry one I shared earlier. This one was in the freezer waiting for the perfect opportunity to be taken out and enjoyed. And that happened this weekend when I baked some honey tuiles.

Vanilla Semifreddo And Honey Tuiles
Vanilla Semifreddo And Honey Tuiles
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The supplier I was having issues with, stocks certain items I sell in 5 litre containers. My one customer is very environmentally aware and prefers to decant rather than buy smaller containers and recycle the plastic. I also prefer the larger packaging as it costs less over the long term. I typed what I was looking for into the Google machine, and stumbled across a product I had not heard of. Having never seen the range, I only wanted to order for myself before supplying customers. They were super efficient, even offering to deliver to me when their sales representative is in the area. However, their local warehouse does not stock the 5 litre containers. This meant that the goods had to be sent from the factory in Durban.

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As I didn’t want to pay for them in one financial year and get them in the next, I asked if it was OK to pay on the 1st of the month. They were very happy to accomodate me. The margin I make on their goods is not as good as my now ex-supplier. But for the hassle free, treat you with respect, attitude, it is worth it. I did however place my very last order with the old supplier. He may not realize it was the last time I am buying from him. But he should have realized something was not quite right when I cancelled all of the large items I had been desperate for the week prior. All I took was travel sizes of a few line items to gift to Eva.

Vanilla Semifreddo And Honey Tuiles


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Vanilla Semifreddo

This is a great dessert to have ready and waiting for when you need it
Recipe Category: Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 batch Semifreddo
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 100 g xylitol, divided
  • 125 g mascarpone
  • 312.5 mls cream
  • 5 mls vanilla extract


  • Lightly oil a terrine dish (or anything similar) and line with clingfilm, leaving enough of an overhang to cover your semifreddo
  • Place the egg yolks into a large mixing bowl, add 50g of the xylitol and whisk until pale
  • Add the mascarpone and gently fold in
  • Place the egg whites into a stand mixer bowl and whisk until frothy
  • Add the remaining xylitol a tablespoon at a time until a stiff meringue forms
  • Add this to the egg yolk mixture, and gently fold in
  • Place the cream and vanilla into a mixing bowl and whisk until soft peaks form
  • Add this to the egg yolk mixture, and gently fold in
  • Pour into the prepared container and smooth as best you can
  • Cover with the clingfilm
  • Place into the freezer overnight, remove when ready to serve and if serving it whole, unwrap and tip over onto a plate
  • Or just scoop it like I did
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7 thoughts on “Vanilla Semifreddo

  1. I love mascarpone in anything:) It is just so rich and delicious. this sounds lovely Tandy.

  2. Hi Tandy, this recipe looks very nice. Life is to short to deal with difficult people. I would rather pay more for a service than put up with a bad service provider.

  3. This type of ice cream is new to me but it looks fabulous. It’s always aggravating when we get bad service and we wonder if they get the message when we stop using them.

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