Strawberry Balsamic Semifreddo

Semifreddo with strawberries is a lush, creamy frozen Italian dessert, brought to life with a touch of balsamic vinegar. Easy to make and a wow for all your guests.


  • For the semifreddo:  ·   
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt  ·   
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream  ·   
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla  ·   
  • For the strawberry sauce:  ·   
  • 5 grams Herbie's Rose Petals  ·   
  • 1/3 cup sugar  ·   
  • 12 ounces fresh strawberries  ·   
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice  ·   
  • To serve:  ·   
  • 2 cups Balsamic Vinegar  ·   


Line an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with plastic or use a silicone loaf pan or molds

Place the rose petals and sugar in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind to a powder. Reserve 1 Tablespoon for garnish.

In a small pot add strawberries, rose sugar and lemon juice bring to a boil, squishing with a potato masher, cook 3-5 minutes stirring constantly. Place strawberry mixture in the blender, and puree until smooth. Remove to a clean bowl and let cool and then refrigerate until cold.

Meanwhile in a medium bowl whip the cream until stiff, fold in yogurt and vanilla then using a skewer, swirl in 1/2 of the cold strawberry sauce and reserve the other 1/2 for drizzling. Pour into loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap and let freeze at least 4 hours.

Meanwhile place the balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pot and simmer on medium heat until it is reduced to 1/2 cup and is thick and syrupy. Let cool.

Unmold the semifreddo and with a hot knife, slice into 1/2 inch slices. Put on plates and drizzle with the rest of the strawberry sauce, reduced balsamic vinegar and dust with the rose sugar and serve!

Passion Pinot Noir

Passion Pinot Noir

Passion is a single-vineyard, single-clone, single-varietal Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley.

Rose Petals

Rose Petals

Use these fragrant, rose petals in Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes