Chocolate and California Walnuts Semifreddo

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian


  • 600 ml heavy cream
  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 200 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 80 g California Walnuts finely chopped
  • 50 g cocoa powder sifted

To Decorate:

  • Strawberries handful
  • Dark Chocolate handful
  • California Walnuts handful


  • Line the base of a 1 kg loaf pan (22cm x 12cm / 9-inch x 5-inch) with cling film.
  • Chop the chocolate into small chunks, place them in a bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals until melted, stirring each time. Let it cool before proceeding with the recipe.
  • In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form and is firm, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Gently fold in sweetened condensed milk, melted dark chocolate, California Walnuts and cocoa powder. Gently stir with a spatula all the ingredients until combined.
  • Pour the semifreddo mixture in the prepared loaf pan and use a spatula to smooth the surface. Cover with cling film and freeze for at least 4-5 hours.
  • Remove from the freezer 10-15 mins before serving. Unwrap the loaf pan and turn the semifreddo upside down onto a serving platter.
  • Serve it straight away or decorate with strawberries, chopped chocolate and more California Walnuts.