Blackberry Swirl Semifreddo

The other day when there was quiet in the house, my kids were out picking blackberries to bring home to surprise me.

I thought I’d thank them for being away for the day 😉 and for bringing home these beautiful blackberries, so I made them some semifreddo.

Now to be completely honest, I tried the other day with frozen blueberries and they loved it, so the blackberry version was to show them what a beautiful creation their pickings made.
I also made blackberry jam, but that will be tested tomorrow.

Now if you don’t have blackberries or fresh berries, frozen work just as well.

Blackberry Swirl Semifreddo
Recipe type: Semifreddo
Serves: 2 litres
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 500g blackberries OR 150g frozen berries
  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar or 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups (500ml) cream
  1. Process blackberries and sugar in a food processor until smooth. Set aside
  2. If using frozen berries, then place in a small saucepan on low heat and heat for a few minutes, then add sugar and stir to dissolve.
  3. Using a stick-blender, blend until smooth and leave on low heat for another few minutes. Set aside to cool
  4. Place eggs, vanilla and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and whisk the mixture with a hand-held beater for about 8 minutes or until heated, thick and pale(will look like custard). Remove from heat and beat for another 8 minutes until cool
  5. Whisk cream until stiff peaks form, then gently fold the egg mixture into the cream until just combined
  6. Pour into a 2 litre capacity pan and spoon over fruit mixture
  7. Using a knife swirl mixture through cream
  8. Freeze for about 6 hours or until firm





Wonderful friends, I’m up to post 200 next. I think I need to thank you so stay tuned.

Enjoy your Sunday

  • Looks like real fun! Lovely pictures. Have a super sunday too! Saskia

  • Jeez that looks delicious.

  • Wow! That looks delicious!

  • Sweet little berry hand with love in them! Your pictures are wonderfully yummy looking!

  • That looks so delicious! I have to say I am jealous that I am not able to go and pick blackberries. I love them!

  • Hmmmmm…. it really downs't look very hard!!

  • I meant doesn't.

  • Pam

    Ahh, so that's what semifreddo looks like!? Often wondered but never got around to looking. Splendid colours they are! Looks scrummy.

    p.s. made the chai cakes last night and they are also very scrummy! Thank you! :^)

  • Ahh…yummo! Perfect for a hot summers day!!

  • What a lovely combination of events Cathie, a quiet day, some fresh blackberries, a delicious recipes and even more delicious photos!
    Congratulations for 200 posts!x

  • mmmmmm, looks divine!

  • So pretty! Love the heart-shaped berries – you're so clever!

  • This looks amazing! thankyou xo

  • Every post you do is a beautiful thank you unto itself. Gorgeous cooking & time with the children. I'll get the ingredients & give this a whirl. Love Posie

  • LOVE the look of this and I will be sure to try it out. Given it is Blackberry season right now I am tempted to head off into the hills asap!

  • Oh that looks just divine! The colours are beautiful, what a lovely thing to do with your wee ones' berry gift 🙂

  • That looks absolutly scrumptious!!!!!!

    Have book marked (wink)

  • Looks yummy. How lovely to have blackberries nearby to pick.

  • My word that looks soooo good! That's a real crowdpleaser of a dessert, I think I'll save it for a little dinner party to really impress. Thanks! xo m.

  • Oh Yum, I think I will have to try that one!

  • Cathie your posts always make my mouth water!
    That looks amazing – such gorgeous colours.

  • Oh that recipe sounds so delicious and looks devine. Thank you Cathie.xo

  • They are beautiful; I can imagine blackberries growing right there for you to pick; waht fun!

  • mmmmmmm – I love blackberries – but we have snow in Denmark now – so I have to wait 🙂

  • What a lovely post …we have oodles of those blackberries growing everywhere here. The side of the roads are covered in thick blackberries. We eat a lot of them!!! I will make this yummy treat…but will have to wait until our August when I can go pick a bunch. xoxoxo

  • This looks absolutely glorious. I wish I had a blackberry bush somewhere near me, blackberries by the punnet aint that cheap.

    Jetsetting Joyce

  • Oh that looks positively scrumdiddlyumptious. I think you have sufficiently motivated me to give semifreddo a try.

  • It looks so yummy. You really are amazing.

  • J.H

    wow, blueberry heart 🙂

    p.s : this is my first time visiting. I think you blog is cool!

  • LOVELY PHOTOS 🙂 i love all berry 🙂 i'm waiting summer

  • Yumbo!

    Your pics are amazing and I want to lick that beater.

    Lots of berries in my part of the world at the mo too.

  • Ash

    This looks amazing!! I've been wanting to make semifreddo for bit now… I just love this and your photo's are so lovely!
    Cheers!! and here's to summer reaching canada sometime soon!

  • OH WOW!!! that looks like the yummiest most delicious Summer treat…if only mine would work out as lovely as yours?! XO

  • How good does that look!! sitting here with my runny nose and flu, I still want icecream!! and fresh berries!

  • have mercy! yum!

  • What adorable berry stained fingers! My babies are grown now but your photos brought me back to fun summers at grandmas picking "whaz-behwies" ~ stained lips and fingers and summer t-shirts ~ Thanks for sharing…