Raspberry and Pistachio Semifreddo

SOURCE: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/a32352653/raspberry-and-pistachio-semifreddo/

One of the best desserts I had was a semifreddo from a little Italian restaurant down the street from my home. It’s been a long time since I went there so when I came across this recipe, had to try it to see if I can make my own memories at home:


1/4 c. cold sour cream  

1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar

1 c. cold heavy cream

1/4 c. pistachios, chopped

2 pt. raspberries, divided

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp. pure honey

2 tbsp. fresh mint leaves


  1. Line an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving an overhang on all four sides.
  2. Beat sour cream with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, 1 minute. Add sugar and beat to combine. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in heavy cream. Increase speed to medium and beat until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Fold in pistachios and 1 pint raspberries; transfer to prepared pan. Freeze until set, at least 4 hours or up to 1 week.
  4. Whisk together lemon juice and honey in a bowl until dissolved. Add remaining raspberries and toss to combine. Let sit, tossing occasionally, 18 to 20 minutes. Invert semifreddo onto a platter; discard plastic. Top with raspberries and mint leaves.

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