Lemon Semifreddo with Coffee Syrup Lemon Semifreddo with Coffee Syrup

Lemon Semifreddo with Coffee Syrup 150 Image by: Lemon Semifreddo with Coffee Syrup 150 Author: Canadian Living

A layer of dark coffee syrup conceals a tangy sweet lemon base. Garnish with a knotted strip of lemon peel.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2007


Coffee syrup:


In heatproof bowl over saucepan of simmering water, whisk together egg yolks, 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the sugar and lemon rind and juice; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture can mound on spoon and any foam subsides, about 3 minutes. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate until at room temperature, about 15 minutes.

In bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; beat in remaining sugar, in 2 additions, until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In separate bowl, whip cream; fold into lemon mixture. Fold one-quarter of whites into lemon mixture; fold in remainder. Pour into 8 espresso cups, smoothing tops. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze until solid, at least 8 hours. (Make-ahead: Overwrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 5 days.)

Coffee Syrup: In small saucepan, bring sugar, water and coffee granules to boil, stirring; boil, stirring, until syrupy, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate until cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days.) To serve, pour 2 tsp (10 mL) over each semifreddo.

Nutritional facts Per Serving: about

  • Sodium 20 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 152.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
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Lemon Semifreddo with Coffee Syrup