Semifreddo is an decadent ice-cream like dessert. Its very easy to prepare, and very rich! If you love chocolate, give this one a try. Prep time does not include initial 1 hour freeze time or the overnight freezing time.
It appears that many people are having trouble with this recipe. As I have always had great success with it, I can only assume our differences lie in the quality of the whipped cream available 'here' as opposed to other places. I get fresh whipping cream - not the ultra-pasteurised stuff, so this is probably where our differences lie. If you have a source for 'real' cream, and not cream that has been radiated, I'm sure you'll enjoy the same success with this recipe. This makes enough to ice a 2-layer cake - provided you can stop yourself from eating it up right out of the bowl (and the beaters...and the spatula...)
This is too easy, and is an almost nightly ritual in my house. I've based the measurements on a recipe from another site, but that one calls for water to thin the Nutella. I've never tried it that way. The cooking time is approximate.
This has a layer of ice cream sandwiched between peanut buttery, hazelnutty granola. This is a good recipe to make use of some not really interesting granola. This is the ultimate in deliciousness and so easy to make. This dessert is from Chocolate american style by Lara Brody.
If you are a Nutella fan, you'll probably like this, or, (if extremely addicted, you may prefer jar and spoon mode as I do). This recipe is from the BBC'S 'Good Food'. Very easy to make and freezes well.
This is another amazingly simple recipe from Everyday Italian. I LOVE grilled fruit....it just makes the flavors of the fruit "pop." This isn't one of those "do ahead" deserts, it needs to be served as soon as it is prepared......but you can prep ahead by slicing the pineapple, and mixing up the mascarpone mixture and the Nutella mixture, and having them ready. Or, if your house is like mine, the kitchen is where everyone hangs out anyways...so put them to work mixing stuff while you grill the pineapple. Would also be great dessert for a summer barbecue, since the pineapple could be grilled outside on the grill.
This is from Everyday Italian Giada De Laurentiis's first cookbook. I made these for a sleepover as a snack. The recipe does not call for butter to grille the bread, I did put a light coating of butter on the bread. I'm sure you can do it either way.