|Place of origin||Italy|
|Main ingredients||Egg yolks and cream|
Semifreddo (Italian for 'half-cold'; pronounced [ˌsemiˈfreddo]) is a class of frozen desserts similar to ice cream. The main ingredients are egg yolks, sugar, and cream. It has the texture of frozen mousse or cake. The dessert's Spanish counterpart is called semifrío. It was created around the 19th century, but did not gain popularity until the early 20th century.
The parfait differs in that the Italian meringue is missing, which is replaced with pâte à bombe.
The biscotto ghiacciato instead contains Italian meringue, semi-whipped cream and fruit puree.