Semifreddo, which translates from Italian as "half-cold," is a classic dessert that marries the richness of ice cream with the ethereal texture of frozen mousse. Even better: you don't need an ice cream maker to create these frosty, fanciful treats.
Exceptionally creamy yet surprisingly light and airy, this amaretto-spiked white-chocolate semifreddo is ideal for a special occasion. A scattering of toasted hazelnuts is an inspired accent, as is a glass of Champagne.
Dinner guests will do a double take when they see these desserts, which resemble cappuccinos. Coffee shops offer popular drinks in hot and cold renditions; this clever dessert combines both in one with a cloud of steamed, frothy milk atop mocha semifreddo, a light and airy ice cream-like frozen treat.