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2 Ingredient Lime Curd Semifreddo

2 Ingredient Lime Curd Semifreddo

2 Ingredient Lime Curd Semifreddo

Do you dream of dinner party domestic goddess fabulouspicity (a made up word, I know)… That moment when you pull the perfectly lovely / lovingly perfect dessert out and everyone collectively sighs? And then they taste and sigh again.

suitcase foodist Lime Curd Semifreddo

This recipe only requires 2 ingredients – lime curd and cream

I have delusions of such grandeur as well.  A baker? I am not.  I can take a stab (sometimes literally) at making a simple cake for a special occasion.  But frosting is not always my friend and my friends are friendly enough not to laugh at my attempts.  But cream?  THAT I can do something with.

suitcase foodist whipped cream

Light and fluffy whipped cream makes for a light and fluffy frozen dessert

I’ve recently been obsessing over Citrus Curd.  I whipped up some floral Kaffir Lime Curd recently and had just a little left over from my Lime Curd Crepe Cake that was born as the result.  On a day recently when I had little else but heavy cream and leftover lime curd in the fridge, I was able to toss together this simple, 2-ingredient dessert that had a serious WOW factor.

suitcase foodist lime curd semifreddo

Semifreddo or “semi-frozen” unmolds easily with a quick dunk in hot water

‘Semifreddo’ in Italian sounds so much better than the English Semi-frozen which manages to just sound like a mistake.  But that is exactly what this easy dessert is – semi-frozen whipped cream with stuff mixed in.  It takes only a couple of ingredients, all of 10 minutes to make and around 4 hours to chill.  Then you have a stunning and unique dessert that will launch your domestic goddess reputation.

lime curd semifreddo by suitcase foodist

Semifreddo is only partly frozen and easy to slice and spoon

2 Ingredient Lime Curd Semifreddo

2 Ingredient Lime Curd Semifreddo

Ingredients

  • 1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3/4 cup Lime Curd - you can make your own OR purchase a jar in any specialty store

Method

  1. Chill a large glass mixing bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before starting. Once the bowl is cold, add the whipping cream and whisk with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. Fold in the lime curd gently a bit at a time. The goal is to maintain the air in the whipping cream so that your semifreddo stays light and fluffy.
  3. Once the lime curd is incorporated, pour it into a bread pan, cover tightly with foil and freeze for about 4 hours. It will be creamy and slightly soft - which is the goal. If you freeze it for longer it will harden and no longer be perfectly semifreddo or semi-frozen.
  4. To remove from the pan, immerse the base of the pan only in hot water for 10 seconds, then turn upside down over a plate and give it a little shake. Serve in slices with fresh berries and a little lime zest.
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12 thoughts on “2 Ingredient Lime Curd Semifreddo

    1. Lydia Post author

      It really is the perfect dinner part dessert – it is easy, can be done in advance and is sure to impress.

    1. Lydia Post author

      Kacey – making lemon curd for the first time was such a revelation for me. It is so much easier than I ever thought it might be. I also have a recipe on the blog for a Lime Curd Crepe Cake that you might like – another way to use those leftovers….

    1. Lydia Post author

      Hi Ali! I am a citrus fan too. I also am a fan of anything that allows me to be slightly lazy in my cooking. This just fills the bill.

    1. Lydia Post author

      Pam – I am so glad to know that I am not alone in a baking-free desert. Thanks for the comment!

    1. Lydia Post author

      Thanks so much for the comment Adriana! Check back later this week – I’m posing a Vegan Raspberry Semifreddo recipe that I think you’ll love.