Kiwi Semifreddo

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Kiwi Semifreddo is a very creamy soft and delicious, gluten-free frozen dessert made with kiwis, cream and vanilla custard.

So what exactly is a semifreddo, well it is nothing fancy but an Italian semi froze dessert more or less like an ice cream? It is often made with cream and eggs and supposes to have a creamy texture.

Being a non-eggetarian, of course, I had to come up with an eggless version of this kiwi semifreddo. I knew that custard gives a creamy and rich texture to eggless ice creams as well so that’s when it struck me to use custard in it.

There are endless versions of semifreddo using a variety of colourful and seasonal fruits. I, on the other hand, had lots of kiwis sitting on the counter to be used up and they all went in this frozen gluten-free dessert.

Wel, for a second, if you don’t think about the calories in the cream, it is a wonderful and oh so delicious dessert to enjoy once in a while.

Here are some more frozen desserts from my space.

Double Moca Ice cream Cake

No churn Mango Icecream

Pomegranate Ice cream

Banana Cacao Icecream

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5 from 1 vote
Kiwi Semifreddo
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

A very creamy soft and delicious frozen dessert made with kiwis, cream and vanilla custard.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoon vanilla custard powder
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8-10 kiwis, chopped
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  1. In a small bowl add 1/4 cup of milk and custard powder. Mix well until combined and set aside.

  2. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan until it starts bubbling.

  3. Once it starts boiling add the custard powder milk and stir until it starts thickening.

  4. Remove from heat and strain the custard in a colander. Put it aside to cool and set.

  5. In a mixing bowl add heavy whipping cream and sugar. Using an electric mixer beat until soft peaks are formed.

  6. Once the custard is cooled down gently fold it in the whipped cream. 

  7. Add in half of the kiwis and fold them in too. 

  8. Transfer the mixture into a loaf tin, sprinkle remaining kiwis on top and cover with cling wrap.

  9. Freeze for about 3 to 4 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving. 

  10. Run the bottom side of loaf pan under hot water to remove the semifreddo.

  11. Place it in serving plate, slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

You may add more sugar as per your taste.

I used kiwis but you can make this semifreddo with any seasonal fruit.

I made it in one 7" loaf tin and one 6 hole ice pop maker.

Serve after letting it sit for 15 minutes on the counter. Don’t follow this if the weather is warm.


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This is my post on the theme “Gluten-Free Desserts”. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#85

Best Regards,
Sapana Behl

8 comments on “Kiwi Semifreddo”

  1. Absolutely delicious Kiwi semifreddo, wish i get a slice rite now to enjoy after my dinner. My kids will definitely love this ultimate dessert.

  2. Sandhiya says:

    Super inviting desert!!! Looks absolutely delicious and vibrant with those kiwi. Bookmarked to try when kiwi in season!!!

  3. harini says:

    Wow! that is a stunning dessert, Sapana. This is for such days when we should forget about the calories and enjoy this dessert!

  4. Vaishali says:

    The dessert looks very pretty, specially after slicing it . Must have tasted so delicious too , bookmarking to make it soon.

  5. The custard seem to have turned out so good, love the whole dish and looks so sinful!

  6. Jayashree says:

    The way you’ve sliced it reminds me of Cassatta ice cream that we used to have in India. This looks fabulous and I am sure it must have tasted just as good as it looks.

  7. Bhawana Singh says:

    I fell in love with this and thank god it is eggless version. Going to make tomorrow as the guest are coming. will tag u on insta.

    This is the perfect dessert after a meal, kids too will love this fruity icy custard flavor ice creme.

  8. I don’t know whether it is fancy or not, but without a doubt I can say the name and looks of it are quite fancy. Superb!!

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