Blackberry & Marshmallow Semifreddo

BlackberrySemifreddo1 One of my favorite things about summer is blackberries. I visit the farmers’ market each Saturday to claim my share. I usually have to arrive early, due to short supply, and hurriedly seek out the blackberry growers first. Then I buy quarts and quarts for eating, baking and freezing (for when they are no longer available).

BlackberrySemifreddo2 A local custard joint, Andy’s, also has a seasonal dessert that includes blackberries. I can’t resist dropping by to get my vanilla custard concrete with blackberries and then I add marshmallow. I love this combination. And the blackberries are only available for a few weeks so I have to go every week to get my fill (I would never think about going twice a week…).

BlackberrySemifreddo3 I was really excited by this recipe for Blackberry Semifreddo because of the blackberries and the ice cream-like style. Semifreddo is a great dessert because you get the consistency of an ice cream without needing an ice cream maker. And because I can’t resist the combination, I added homemade marshmallow. This dessert is so refreshing and light for summer. And the blackberries shine through like you are eating them straight from the bush.

    Blackberry & Marshmallow Semifreddo

    semifreddo adapted from Gourmet
    makes 8 servings

  • Ingredients

  • marshmallow
  • 1 packet of gelatin (1/4 oz packet)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • semifreddo & sauce
  • 1 lb fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled

  • Directions

  • make the marshmallow

    Put the gelatin in a small bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of cold water. Let the gelatin sit until it becomes spongy.

    In a small saucepan stir together the sugar, 1/4 cup of corn syrup and 1⁄4 cup of water. Don’t begin heating, just set aside. In a medium bowl add the rest of the corn syrup. Using a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, begin to whisk the syrup on low speed.

    Heat the gelatin in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Stir the gelatin to ensure it is completely melted. Then slowly add the gelatin to the corn syrup mixture. Keep mixer on low speed.

    Begin to heat the sugar mixture on the stovetop on medium to high heat. Stir continuously. Use a candy thermometer to watch the temperature. When the thermometer reaches 235 degrees F, remove the saucepan from the heat.

    The corn syrup mixture will be thick by this time. Turn the mixer up to medium for one minute, and then slowly add the sugar mixture. Begin mixing on medium-high for 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and salt. Mix on high for one minute. The mixture will be very fluffy. Set the marshmallow aside.

    make the semifreddo and sauce

    Prepare a 5×9 loaf pan with parchment paper. Cut two pieces of parchment paper, each wide enough to cover the bottom of the pan and extended over the sides vertically and horizontally. Ultimately you will use the parchment paper to lift the semifreddo from the loaf pan. Alternatively, you could serve the semifreddo in individual dishes. In that case, no additional preparation of those dishes in necessary.

    Puree the blackberries in a food processor, blender or, my favorite, the Magic Bullet. Pour the puree into a mesh sieve and using the back of a spoon or ladle push it through the sieve, separating the juice from the seeds. Divide the juice evenly in two bowls.

    In one bowl, make the sauce by adding 2 tablespoons of sugar. Juice the lemon and stir in 1 teaspoon of juice. Cover and chill.

    In the second bowl of blackberry puree, add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.

    In a small saucepan, add about an inch of water and heat to simmer.

    Using an electric mixer beat the eggs, salt and 1/3 cup of sugar on medium to high speed for 5 to 8 minutes. The mixture will turn a pale yellow and will double in size.

    Place the bowl over the simmering saucepan and insert a candy thermometer into the mixture. Beat with a handheld mixer or whisk vigorously until the thermometer reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from heat and chill mixture until it is cool. Softly, add in the blackberry puree. Mix until blended.

    Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment beat the cream until it holds stiff peaks. Be careful not to over beat. Softly, fold the cream into the blackberry mixture. Once well combined, carefully add three to four spoonfuls of marshmallow to the mixture. You can add more or less marshmallow according to your preference. Stir just until the marshmallow is distributed fairly evenly.

    Pour the semifreddo into the prepared loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer. It will be ready to serve in two hours. Serve within two days.

    When semifreddo is frozen (it will still be a bit soft) and you are ready to serve, run a butter knife between the loaf pan and the parchment paper to loosen the semifreddo. Using the edges of the parchment paper, lift the semifreddo from the pan and transfer to a plate to remove the parchment. Serve with the blackberry sauce on a platter cut in slices or on individual plates.

Print This Post

This entry was posted in Ice Cream and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Posted July 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    That looks so incredible. I’ve never tried a semi-freddo before. I can definitely imagine how good the marshmallow and blackberries are together.

  2. Posted July 27, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    STUNNING photos and creation! I love semifreddo!

  3. Posted July 28, 2010 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Umm… this recipe has been bookmarked. :-)

  4. Posted July 28, 2010 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    What an interesting combination – great work!

  5. Michelle
    Posted July 28, 2010 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    I love blackberries so much that I planted a bush this year. We just had 4-5 blackberries last week, the only ones we’ll get this year, but my goodness they were good.

    As a non-baker, I’ve never heard of semi-freddo, and have no idea what it is, but it looks delicious!! Wish I could have tried this one. :-)

  6. Posted July 28, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    the color in this is absolutely gorgeous. i bet some melted chocolate drizzled on top would be stellar! great recipe.

  7. Posted July 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    The combination of marshmallow and blackberries sounds divine. I’ve never tried a semifreddo, but that needs to change now!

  8. Posted July 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    This looks DELICIOUS!

  9. Posted July 29, 2010 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Mmm, blackberries! I love to make vegan blackberry and raspberry gelato based on cashews.

    You can make smooth ice cream without an ice cream maker anyway. Just freeze it solid, let it thaw a little and then blend with a blender or a food processor. Serve immediately.

  10. Posted July 31, 2010 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    you’re killing me! i love blackberries! and i should be able to go picking them myself back home… these needs to be made! very yum!

  11. Posted August 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness that colour is amazing! This looks absolutely fantastic!

  12. Posted August 16, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    If this tastes half as good as it looks in that photo, I’m sure I”ll love it. Absolutely beautiful, so excited to try out the recipe myself!

  13. Posted August 26, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    That looks amazing! I would never have thought of adding marshmallow to a semifreddo. Beautiful!

  14. Posted October 1, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    so, so, so beautiful and sounds so yummy. i love your photography!

    found you through “post grad haircut”


  15. Posted January 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful!!! Looks totally irresistible!!! Blackberries, marshmallows, and cream…sounds like heaven!

  16. Posted September 28, 2012 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    Hello There. I found your weblog the use of msn. This is a really smartly written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and return to
    learn more of your useful information. Thank you for the post.
    I will certainly return.

  17. Agnes Nutter
    Posted October 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    I found this recipe through flickr via an image search for blackberry semifreddo. We just moved home to Vancouver Island and picked about 50 lbs of blackberries this year. This will be one of the Thanksgiving desserts tomorrow – if we don’t eat it before then.

  18. Posted October 17, 2013 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    Very good, thanks for sharing\nWith the built-in Google Maps navigation equipment, you can go anywhere you want. In 1992 Rolex made Birkin Bag Hermes Price luxury watch history by releasing the Yacht Master. Everyone knows that replica is a copy that is relatively the same as Hermes Birkin Black the original. The Rolex is known all over the world due to the high standards and excellent quality control. These top quality watches provide excellent performance, perfect innovation and reliable stability and that is the reason why Rolex replica watches are world widely respected by Hermes Birkin Orange their customers. You truly will know you’ve bought the right gift when you see it. These three places are Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. In the city of Jaipur tourists can visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Govind Templen Jal Mahaln Hermes Birkin Replica Price List Mubarak Palace Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh fort Amber Fort, Kanak Valley etc. Rajasthan Tour Package. This tour package offers the tourists a great opportunity to experience the land of the Kings which is Royal in it.

  19. Posted March 19, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I think the admin of this site is genuinely working hard in favor of his website, since here every data is quality based material.

  20. Posted April 11, 2014 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    Hi! Your semifreddo recipe was nominated as one of the “Best 300 Semifreddo Recipes on the Net”. To vote for it, please visit – your recipe is positioned at #246 (random order).

  21. Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Everyone loves what you guys are up too. Such clever work and exposure! Keep up the superb works guys I’ve included you guys to my own blogroll.

  22. Posted November 17, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This article posted at this web site is truly

  23. Posted August 3, 2015 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    I would suggest you add rsaetod pistachios into the milks and cream mixture the flavours go together beautifully, not to mention the addition to the textures of that ever-delightful nutty crunch.

  24. Posted November 27, 2015 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    Just want to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity on your publish is simply cool and i can assume you are a professional in this subject.
    Well with your permission let me to seize your RSS feed to keep up to date with
    approaching post. Thanks 1,000,000 and please keep up the rewarding

    Here is my site … porno

  25. Posted December 15, 2015 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Otro de los tratamientos más usuales consultados es la tartrectomía
    limpieza dental, que consiste en un trabajo de
    higiene bucodental a base de flúor para la supresión de la placa
    bacteriana, depósitos de tártaro (sarro), restos
    alimentarios y/ manchas que se acumulan sobre los
    dientes, con el objetivo de evitar la aparición de caries y
    otros problemas en encías como la piorrea y la enfermedad periodontal.

    Echa un vistazo blog ::

  26. Posted January 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    I have read so many content concerning the blogger lovers however this post is truly a good piece of writing, keep it up.

  27. Posted January 16, 2016 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I think the admin of this web page is really working hard in favor of his web site, because here
    every information is quality based stuff.

  28. Posted February 25, 2016 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I have actually clarified all the actions consisted of for installing
    Popcorn Time application on android as well as various other tools
    like BlackBerry and also Kodi.

  29. Posted March 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    These instructions are for a simple calla lily valley big sur directions lily boutonniere without adornment, but there are many other ways to decorate one up.

    Also in case you are thinking about making your personal, I suggest using silk flowers,
    and giving yourself more than you would provide a florist.

    You will be needing: 1 dozen long stemmed black
    silk roses 6-8 black silk Calla Lilies 6-8 long black
    feathers 2-3 ft.

    Autumn is actually a season which is jam packed with beautiful flowers and wealthy colors.
    Take a round or square mirror based upon the shape from the table.

  30. Posted April 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Hair loss can be a problem that becomes popular when you get older.

    The several types of vitamin B are B6, thiamine, niacin,
    riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin and B12. Biotin supplement hair Biotin is a co-factor in the metabolism of efas and leucine, and it leads
    to regulating the glucose levels within your blood.

    The obvious argument using this theory is that seemingly healthy people still experience baldness and lots of unhealthy people keep
    their hair. A healthful hair coat reflects the horse’s overall well-being; no amount of topical dressing can perform that.

    If you had many sunburns like a teenager, we understand
    the effects inside your 30s and 40s,’says Clay Cockerell, M.

    itse” free biotin supplement Many
    people do trust respected names like CNN and MSNBC on this planet of news.

  31. Posted June 1, 2016 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Howdy! This iis my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell
    you I really enjoy reading through your bog posts.
    Can yyou suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that
    deal with the same topics? Thanks for your time!

    Also visit my weeb page – celll2get review

  32. Posted January 5, 2017 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    May I simplly say what a comfort to disdover somebody that actually knows what they’re talkijg abnout on the web.
    You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    A lot more people must read this and understand this side of the
    story. It’s surprising you’re not moore popular given that you surely have the gift.

    Feel free to srf to my website: Alphapet Chichester

  33. Posted April 18, 2017 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    I conceive this website contains some rattling good information for everyone :D .

    Here is mmy weblog Cambricgeshire Web Design (Shane)

2 Trackbacks

  1. By 101 blackberry recipes - Dietitian without Borders on September 5, 2014 at 12:34 am

    [...] Fresh blackberry and homemade marshmallow semi-froddo – Shared Sugar [...]

  2. By Feeling Like A Bad Person Quotes Tumblr on February 1, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Feeling Like A Bad Person Quotes Tumblr…

    … – Give them a treat, tickle their tummy and they tend to brood for a day. It needs to be where they feel depressed, when their teenager feeling depressed what to do began. That we… Blackberry & Marshmallow Semifreddo – Shared Sugar ……

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • twitter