Pomegranate and elderflower semifreddo Recipe

(7 ratings)

The subtle flavours in this frozen Pomegranate and elderflower semifreddo loaf are perfect for a summer dinner al fresco

Three plates with a slice of parfait on each and some spoons
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Preparation Time18 mins
Cooking Time10 mins (Roasting time for pistachio nuts)
Total Time18 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories200 Kcal10%
Saturated Fat8 g40%
Fat16 g23%
Carbohydrates9 g3%

Semifreddo is a delicious frozen dessert with a light, mousse-like texture. This recipe, flavoured with bottlegreen Pomegranate and elderflower cordial, takes just 20 minutes to make and only uses six ingredients.

For the most attractive finish we suggest slicing the semifreddo and serving with a scattering of extra pomegranate seeds and roasted, chopped pistachios.

It’s a good idea to roast nuts in bulk so you always have them on hand for future recipes. We recommend cooking on 180C/Gas 10 on a lined baking tray for 8-12 minutes. Keep a close eye on them and shake the tray regularly as they can quickly turn from golden to burnt.


  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 125ml Bottlegreen Pomegranate & Elderflower Cordial 
  • 250ml mascarpone
  • 90g pomegranate seeds, plus extra for decoration
  • 50g pistachio nuts, roasted and chopped

You will need

  • 900ml loaf tin, line the base and sides with a single sheet of baking paper that overhangs


  1. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and set aside. 
  2. Use an electric whisk to beat the yolks with half the cordial for about 10 mins, until the mixture is thick and foamy.
  3. Beat the mascarpone and remaining cordial until softly peaking. Fold the mixtures, pomegranate seeds and pistachios together.
  4. Pour into the tin and freeze until firm - at least 4 hrs. 
  5. Run a knife along each short end then invert onto a serving plate and peel away the paper. Scatter over the extra pomegranate seeds and nuts for decoration.

Womanandhome.com created this recipe as part of a paid partnership with Bottlegreen.

Jessica Ransom

Jessica is a Senior Food Writer at Future and is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines and spirits. Jessica writes food and drink related news stories and features, curates product pages, tests and reviews equipment and also develops recipes which she styles on food shoots.