Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
8 hr 25 min
20 min
8 hr
5 min
8 servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 ounces purchased amaretti cookies (about 23 cookies)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup brewed espresso
  • 2 tablespoons dry Marsala wine
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup whipping cream


Spray a 9 1/4 by 5 1/4 by 3-inch metal loaf pan lightly with nonstick spray. Line the pan with plastic wrap. Finely grind the cookies in a food processor. Add the melted butter and process until the crumbs are moistened. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Refrigerate.

Whisk 1/2 cup of sugar, egg yolks, espresso, Marsala, and salt in a large metal bowl to blend. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (do not allow the bottom of the bowl to touch the water). Whisk the egg mixture until it is thick and creamy and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the mixture registers 160 degrees F, about 5 minutes. Set the custard over another bowl of ice to cool completely.

Using an electric mixer, beat the cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in another large bowl until firm peaks form. Using a large rubber spatula, fold the whipped cream into the custard. Spoon the mixture atop the prepared crust. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until frozen, at least 8 hours or up to 3 days.

Unfold the plastic wrap. Invert the semifreddo onto a platter. Remove the plastic wrap. Cut the semifreddo into 1-inch slices and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:


Meyer Lemon and Spanish Almond Semifreddo

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Rick Bartram

Budino Di Cioccolato

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Creme Brulee

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Lemon Tart Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Sweet or Savory Pate a Choux

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Cauldron Cake Pops

Recipe courtesy of Rosanna Pansino


So Much Pretty Food Here