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Cherry Semifreddo Popsicle on Plate

Nailed It! Cherry Semifreddo Popsicle

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A cherry semifreddo popsicle served with chocolate almond sponge cake and garnished with cherry gel and chocolate tuile.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:35 mins


Cherry Semifreddo

  • 2 large eggs
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 113 g granulated sugar
  • 340 g cherry puree
  • 227 g heavy cream whipped to soft peaks

Chocolate Almond Microwave Sponge Cake

  • 70 g sugar
  • 125 g egg white
  • 80 g egg yolk
  • 40 g almonds ground
  • 19 g AP flour
  • 40 g chocolate finely chopped
  • 20 g cocoa powder

Cherry Gel

  • 100 g cherry puree
  • 15 g granulated sugar
  • 1 g agar agar

Chocolate Tuile

  • 50 g unsalted butter melted
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 50 g egg whites
  • 40 g all purpose flour
  • 10 g cocoa powder


Cherry Semifreddo

  • Whisk eggs, salt and sugar over a double boiler and continue to cook, whisking often to reach 170°F.
  • Transfer mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip until thick and cool.
  • Fold in cherry puree and whipped cream until smooth.

Almond Chocolate Sponge Cake

  • Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Strain into an iSi whipper, charge with 1 N2O charger and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.
  • Cut slats in plastic cups, fill halfway with batter and microwave for 40 seconds to cook.
  • Flip cups upside down and set aside to cool.

Cherry Gel

  • Bring puree, sugar and agar agar to a boil in a small pot.
  • Refrigerate until cold and process in a blender until creamy.

Chocolate Tuile

  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Mix to combine butter, icing sugar and egg whites in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add flour and cocoa and beat until smooth.
  • Refrigerate mixture for at least half an hour.
  • Spread batter on to a sheet tray lined with a nonstick mat and bake until firm.


  • Pipe cherry semifreddo into popsicle molds.
  • Insert sticks and place into freezer until very firm.
  • Unmold and place popsicles onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Place popsicle onto the center of a plate and spread Cherry Gel alongside. Top popsicle with dots of gel, and a piece of sponge cake. Garnish with tuile.


Recipe Source: SerenaLissy.com
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cherry Semifreddo Popsicle, Ice Cream, Semifreddo
Servings: 12 popsicles