Nutella Semifreddo ___

Nutella Semifreddo



  • 1.5 cups Nutella
  • 0.33 cup sugar
  • 0.33 cup water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1.5 cups Mascarpone cheese
  • 0.5 cup whipping cream ( 35%)
  • 12 savoiardi cookies (can be substituted with cookies of your choice)
  • dark chocolate for drizzling
  • fresh strawberries for garnish


Combine the sugar and water in a sauce pot and bring to a boil.

Once the sugar has melted, remove from heat and set aside.

Beat the egg whites until stiff and fluffy.

Slowly drizzle the water and sugar mixture into the egg whites and beat until shiny (approx. 1 minute)

Warm the Nutella until pourable ( do not over heat) and slowly pour it into the egg white mixture. Mix on low speed for 1 minute.

Add the mascarpone cheese and mix until blended with Nutella mixture and no lumps remain.

In a separate bowl beat the cream until thick and stiff.

Now gently fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream .

Mix until nicely marbled but do not over mix.

Crush the cookies making sure to leave some chunks intact.

Place them in a mold or baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Fill the bottom of the mold or tray until just covered with cookie.

Cover the cookie with the semmifreddo mixture, wrap with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

Once frozen, remove from mold or cut desired shape out of tray and plate.

Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and strained puree of fresh strawberries.

Garnish with fresh strawberry and serve immediately.