Honey Yogurt Semifreddo

Semifreddo. Say it with me. It just rolls off the tongue, like honey, doesn’t it? Let’s say it again, together. Semifreddo.

Italian is such a beautiful language. Who else could make the words for “half cold” sound so romantic?

Well, perhaps the French. I guess there is a reason why they are called romance languages.

I have been enamored with this Italian dessert for years and recently shared a recipe for a lighter version the other day on My Way Home by Wayfair. I can’t say enough good things about this semifreddo, made less guilty from Greek yogurt folded into a sweet whipped cream. Simpler than ice cream, and a little healthier, too, it is the perfect sweet treat for the warm weather ahead.

Come join me on Wayfair for a silky bite of Honey Yogurt Semifreddo.



{click here for a bite of Honey Yogurt Semifreddo}

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by Liren Baker on April 27, 2012

23 Responses to “Honey Yogurt Semifreddo”

  1. olivia — April 27, 2012 @ 9:19 am (#
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    YES. “Love”. I love semifreddo and you first introduced it to me almost ten years ago when we were brainstorming Thanksgiving desserts (2003). You had sent over a Nigella Lawson recipe back then, also honey semifreddo, and it was a great end to our heavy meal. (The next day, Tati was born!) As always: amazing photographs above!

    • liren replied: — April 28th, 2012 @ 11:28 am

      I do remember this, clear as a bell! Nigella drew me into semifreddo, she can be so persuasive!

  2. mike @ made by mike — April 27, 2012 @ 9:35 am (#
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    Lovely. I love honey in just about anything. Well maybe not in chicken noodle soup, that might be odd. At any rate, I made a really delicious and simple frozen honey cream last year on my blog. http://madebymike.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/frozen-honey-cream-everyday-food-challenge/.

    • liren replied: — April 28th, 2012 @ 11:30 am

      I agree! Love honey, and my newest obsession is creamy raw honey. I’m running over to check out your frozen honey cream – sounds dreamy!

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 27, 2012 @ 10:45 am (#
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    This looks amazing! Everytime I see the word semifreddo I can’t help by say it in my head like Giadda :)

  4. Suzanne — April 27, 2012 @ 11:26 am (#
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    Just gorgeous as usual, I can’t wait to try this beautiful dessert. Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts too. Thanks for introducing me to the Semifreddo of Liren! xoxo :)

  5. Kim - Liv Life — April 27, 2012 @ 11:33 am (#
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    LOVE!!!!

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 27, 2012 @ 11:45 am (#
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    Semifreddo is one Italian dessert I haven’t tried, but now you’ve convinced me. I love that you lightened this up with Greek yogurt, one of the most versatile ingredients around.

  7. Platanos, Mangoes and Me! — April 27, 2012 @ 4:47 pm (#
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    Oh boy does this look good…I want some!

  8. Ilan (IronWhisk Blog) — April 27, 2012 @ 4:52 pm (#
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    Beautiful photos!

  9. Ambika — April 27, 2012 @ 7:23 pm (#
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    Wow!! This looks incredibly delicious!!! Gorgeus photos, I love those plates!

    • liren replied: — April 28th, 2012 @ 10:09 am

      Thanks, Ambika! I love those plates, too :) (Anthropologie!)

  10. cookingrookie — April 27, 2012 @ 11:37 pm (#
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    Wow, gorgeous dessert! Must taste just perfect!

  11. Sandra's Easy Cooking — April 28, 2012 @ 9:34 am (#
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    Pure gorgeousness…love the recipe and stunning photography! You are so talented, Liren! Well done as always!

  12. Brian @ A Thought For Food — April 28, 2012 @ 1:41 pm (#
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    I’m a sucker for anything topped with pistachios. This looks like the most decadent dessert and I’m sure it’s wonderfully rich, but how nice that you used yogurt!

  13. Nami | Just One Cookbook — April 28, 2012 @ 9:13 pm (#
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    I LOOOVE Semifreddo. But I’ve never had it with pistachio nuts. What a nice twist. I know I will love this. You take beautiful pictures Liren. Perfect for nice warm days like this weekend. :-)

  14. Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } — April 29, 2012 @ 9:52 am (#
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    Liren – your photos are amazing! I have never made semifreddo and you have inspired me to take a stab at it. The combination of honey, pistachios and yogurt is a perfect blend of flavors. Pinning!!!

  15. Magic of Spice — April 29, 2012 @ 11:05 am (#
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    Your semifreddo is just gorgeous! Will stop over to see the recipe :)

  16. Jean — April 29, 2012 @ 11:39 am (#
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    Another beautiful creation from you. These images are so beautiful, Liren, and I can only imagine that taste matches looks perfectly. I love pistachios!

  17. Priscilla - She's Cookin' — April 29, 2012 @ 11:45 am (#
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    Now i’m in love with semifreddo! I agree, anything said in Italian sounds romantic :) Gorgeous photos with the pools of honey!

  18. Jennifer (Delicieux) — April 30, 2012 @ 10:43 pm (#
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    Oh my Liren, your semifreddo looks SO divine! That honey oozing over the top looks so delicious. I want a spoon to eat it all up!

  19. Dina — May 17, 2012 @ 2:23 pm (#
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    sounds delish!

  20. Easy Italian Recipes — April 10, 2014 @ 6:41 am (#
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    Hi! Your semifreddo recipe was nominated as one of the “Best 300 Semifreddo Recipes on the Net”. To vote for it, please visit http://easyitalianrecipes.org/dessert-recipes/best-300-italian-semifreddo-recipes-on-the-net-vote-for-your-favorite/ – your recipe is positioned at #39 (random order).

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