Dulce De Leche, Raspberry & Vodka Semifreddo

Dulce De Leche, Raspberry & Vodka Semifreddo
Your prepped-in-advance, perfect Christmas day dessert has arrived: Vodka, dulce de leche & raspberry semifreddo 🍨 Ribbons of dulce de leche, it’s rich but light from an egg yolk sabayon, and the Australian Distilling Co. Adelaide Vodka has a stunning smooth profile and works in a dessert in the same way it does in a vodka pasta, to enhance the flavours. Because alcohol doesn’t freeze at 0°C, it also helps the dessert stay scoopable


  • 150g caster sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 90ml vodka
  • 900ml thickened cream
  • 3 punnets fresh raspberries (around 375g), plus more to serve (optional)
  • 2 x 385g dulce de leche (such as Nestle Top n Fill Caramel)


  1. ​​At least a day before you want to serve, make the semifreddo so you it has time to set.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a simmer.
  3. Make a sabayon by whisking vodka, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla bean extract continuously in a stainless steel/heatproof bowl over the simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl isn’t touching the top of the water or it will reach too high a temperature and overcook).
  4. Whisk continuously until the mixture thickens and holds a ribbon (5-8 minutes).
  5. Place the sabayon bowl on top of a larger bowl or pot of ice water touching the bottom of the bowl to cool, giving it a whisk occasionally to keep it smooth.
  6. Whisk thickened cream until medium-stiff peaks form, then fold through cooled sabayon and one quarter of the dulce de leche.
  7. Fold through raspberries and spoon a layer into a serving dish or bowl, pour over another layer of dulce de leche, and repeat until you reach the end. Each time you add a layer of dulce de leche gently swirl with a teaspoon to create ribbons of caramel throughout. You might do two layers if you’re making it in a shallow dish or three if you’re making it in a deeper bowl.
  8. Freeze overnight then scoop with a hot spoon, or slice with a hot knife, and serve with more fresh raspberries.

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