Lemon ricotta semifreddo with warm berries

These semifreddi are a favorite in our house and they are incredibly easy to prepare .

The nice thing about these little desserts is that you can keep them in the freezer. When you have a guest or simply feel like having something sweet: just take them out of the freezer,  let them get soft, and warm up the berries for the topping!


  • 500 gr of ricotta
  • 120 gr of heavy cream
  • 100 gr of confectioners sugar
  • 8 gr of gelatin sheets
  • 1/4 tsp of natural lemon flavor
  • mixed berries for topping, frozen or fresh

Soak sheets of gelatin in cold water for 5 to 10 minutes. Once soft, warm up the heavy cream, take the gelatin from the water (removing excess water) and melt it in the warm cream stirring until dissolved.

In a bowl, mix well ricotta and sugar and add the heavy cream-gelatin mix. Stir well to obtain a smooth cream. Add the lemon flavor.

Take a silicone muffin pan, fill the molds with the ricotta-based cream, and even up with a spatula. Put in the freezer.

About 30 min before serving, take the semifreddi out of the molds and let them thaw directly on the plates where you want to serve them (once soft, it will be too hard to move them around).  It will be easier to take them out of the mold if you briefly immerse the bottom of the mold in warm water.

Warm some mixed berries in a small pot (I used frozen berries), pour over the semifreddi and enjoy them!

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