Desserts/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Vegetarian

Raspberry, Pistachio and Lime Semifreddo

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A Semifreddo is a semi frozen dessert that has the texture of frozen mousse.   It is almost a smooth block of frozen cream.  Or some may say an ice-cream cake.    The taste of the lime really lifts this and it is a great summer dessert!   I liked the combination of the pistachio nuts too.  

Instead of sugar, I used my favourite sugar substitute, erythritol to keep it low carb.  For the spare egg whites…make an egg white omlette!  Add some spinach and tomatoes and yum!  Nothing should go to waste in your kitchen!


2 eggs
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup erythritol (or other sugar substitute)
1 3/4 cups double/thick cream, whipped
2/3 cup pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
Juice and zest of 1 lime
200g fresh or frozen raspberries



  • Grease a 6cm-deep, 19cm x 9cm (base) loaf pan. Line with baking paper, allowing a 5cm overhang on both long ends.
  • Place eggs, egg yolks and erythritol in a heatproof bowl. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water over low heat .
  • Whisk for 4 to 5 minutes or until thick and creamy. Remove from heat. Whisk for 4 to 5 minutes or until cool.
  • ransfer mixture to a large bowl. Gently fold in cream, pistachio, lime juice and zest and the raspberries.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cover and freeze overnight or until firm.
  • Stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before turning out onto a plate.
  • Eat and enjoy!


  • Serves about 6 -8 hungry people!


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  • Reply
    May 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Hi! I really love this post and your blog!!!!!

    Btw, aIf you love pistachio, you might maybe want to try:

    …a pistachio cake
    …a second pistachio cake with chocolate
    …or a pistachio lasagna

    • Reply
      May 7, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Thanks for stopping by! Loving your pistachio recipes! Amazing!

  • Reply
    Miss Chris Creations
    April 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Do you know what the carbs are per serving?

    • Reply
      April 29, 2013 at 9:13 am

      I don’t like to advise on the specific nutritional details of my recipes as I am not a nutritionist and therefore do not feel qualified to comment.

      • Reply
        Miss Chris Creations
        April 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        That’s fine! Just saw low carb in your tags.

        • Reply
          May 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

          No worries, it’s made of low carb ingredients so can’t be as bad as a bag of chips! 😉

          • Miss Chris Creations
            May 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm

            I hear you there!!

          • Divalicious
            May 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

            LOL! Cream and more cream! What more could a gal want…apart from chocolate…;)

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