Yummy Semifreddo Ice Cream Bites – No Machine Required!
It’s National Ice Cream Month (also known as “July”), and we’re celebrating feverishly. To cool down, we’ve been whipping out granitas, popsicles, and even bourbon pecan pie ice cream! Next on the list? Delicious ice cream without any fancy tools like an ice cream maker or liquid nitrogen. Check out our semifreddo, a scrumptious Italian dessert that literally means “semi-cold”. Not quite ice cream and not quite frozen yogurt, these sweet semifreddo bites are the happy medium of frozen confections.
-1/2 white peach
-1/2 cup blueberries
-1/2 cup diced strawberries
-4 egg yolks
-1 1/4 heavy cream
-1/3 cup sugar (more if you want it on the sweeter side)
In a heat-proof bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar for about a minute, until they’re just blended. Then, in a double boiler, whisk the egg yolks over barely simmering heat until the mixture becomes a pale yellow. This will take about 10-15 minutes. You can also use a hand mixer. Make sure the water is just barely simmering, or else you’ll cook the eggs. Remove from heat and gently beat for another minute, then let cool. In the meantime, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the cooled egg mixture into the whipped cream.
Line the bottom of your tart pan or mini muffin pan with the diced fruit. Mix the fruit or keep them separated, whatever you like! Then, pour the semifreddo mixture over the fruit. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 3 hours.
What’s great about this recipe is that it’s highly adaptable. Keep the basic core of egg yolks and cream, and feel free to add any sweetener you like! Honey, vanilla, anything– the world is your oyster.
What other ways would you adapt the semifreddo? Tell us in the comments!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)