15 August 2018

Lemon meringue and passionfruit Ice cream (semifredo) Semifredo de limon y maracuya

It's not a mystery that I love passionfruit. 
I'm always thinking in recipes to do something different but always delicious. I usually use passionfruit that comes frozen I tell for those who do not find it fresh. 
And the problem with passionfruit that when it is fresh ripens very quickly (it happened to us already) but in any case this recipe comes from England! (Mary Berry) and of course it can be done with another fruit!
(raspberries, cherries, strawberries, mangoes or just lemon)

Adapted from: Mary Berry 
Great British food  Revival

Lemon meringue and passionfruit Ice cream (semifredo)


300 ml double cream
1 lemon zest and juice
1 jar good quality lemon curd (maybe  you have your own lemon curd recipe but here is a lemon curd recipe I always make)
50 grams meringues broken into chunky pieces
1 teaspoon  chopped fresh lemon balm or mint
1 cup frozen   passionfruit (or 3 passion pulp and seeds scooped out
some lemon balm or mint to garnish


Line a 450g /1 lb loaf tin with clingfilm, overlapping the sides.
Whisk the cream lightly until the whisk leaves a trail, add the lemon zest and juice and half the jar of lemon curd then fold  in the meringue and chopped lemon balm or mint..

Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin, cover with clingfilm and freeze for at least five hours.(or overnight)

If the Ice cream has been freezing ovenight, remove it from the freezer for 10 minutes before turning onto a plate.
Lift the Ice cream from the loaf tin, invert it onto a board and remove the clingfilm. Dip a sharp knife in boiling water and cut the semifredo or Ice cream into slices.

Mix the other half of the lemon curd with the pulp and seeds from the passionfruit. Place a slice of   ice cream on a plate  and top with a spoonful of the passion fruit sauce. Decorate with some lemon balm or mint leaves.

print recipe here

en español

Helado o semifredo de limon y maracuya


  1. Now this looks incredible! What a combination of tastes!

  2. I too adore passionfruit! This looks so tempting and yummy, Gloria.

  3. Looks so yummy,love to see that passion fruit pulp on the white ice cream,lovely combo :)

  4. All the way from England and grand indeed at your feed.

  5. Magnifico! Mi piace tantissimo :)
    Fresco e delizioso.
    Un bacio

  6. It looks wonderful Gloria!

  7. Un semi-fredo des plus gourmands. J'en mangerai avec grand plaisir.
    A bientôt

  8. Gloria I am loving the look and the sound of this recipe...the pictures say it all...so refreshing and loaded with great flavors...lemon and passion fruit.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe...hope you are having a fabulous week!

  9. Un dolce freddo, perfetto per la stagione!

  10. What a coincidence! I have just baked a lemon meringue pie, but this looks a much more exciting take on the dish...I will simply have to try this!
    Oh thank you so much for sharing.:))

    Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

  11. I have never had passion fruit! Based on how much you love it I need to see if I can find some. I love lemon semifreddo so this must be even more delicious!

    1. Thanks Susan. You have to see in some places where they have frozen passionfruit is the pulp and is amazing to bake or cook. I saw in Otttolenghi many recipes of passion fruit and he used frosen pulp too !

  12. This looks so tasty. Yum! It's been super hot and humid here lately- perfect for ice cream. :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. Oh very exotic!! Lovely dessert. Here is very hot so it is perfect for summer!!

  14. Hello Gloria!!!
    What a delightful light refreshing dessert!!
    Hope you are well....come for a visit!!
    Cheers! and hugs
    Linda 💚

    1. Thanks Linda and thinks by visit me, I will see you, how is Miss V, she is beautiful !

  15. Looks so yummy! I love passion fruit!

  16. What a gorgeous, irresistible dessert! So tempting!!! xo

  17. That does look very nice …
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    All the best Jan

  18. Yummy! It looks so pretty on the plate too!

  19. Seems like a perfect warm weather treat! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  20. Gloria, that looks delicious AND so pretty! Perfect for summer.

  21. adoro la meringa! bravissima :)) davvero deliziosa

  22. How very lovely and I'm sure it is delicious. Thank you for letting me know that you can find passion fruit frozen...I'll be looking for it.

  23. very nice… i really like your blog…

  24. I just saw someone cooking with passionfruit on the Great British Baking Show (with Mary Berry)! I didn't know you could buy it frozen. I will have to check here!

    1. Yes always I buy frozen because you can save by a time and make when you can, the fruit is amazing but ripe sooo fast ! Sometimes I buy fresh but you have to see cause rip in a minute!


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