Pomegranate Semifreddo in a tall clear glass with an ice cream scoop in the background on a white ceramic serving trivet

Gluten Free Pomegranate Semifreddo Recipe

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope your holidays were wonderful and that 2009 turns out to be all that you hope for and more.

I have not figured out what New Year’s Resolutions I want to make this year. Well, that is not entirely true. I figured out the ones I want to make but I didn’t think that start smoking, drink more coffee and quit exercising are the resolutions I ought to make.

One of my on-going resolutions is to simplify my life without giving up any wonderfulness.

This little Gluten Free Pomegranate Semifreddo Recipe fits right in with that resolution. It is essentially a no-churn ice cream. Semifreddo means “half cold” in Italian and as the name implies, it never freezes to the rock hard consistency that ice cream can. Whip up some pomegranate juice, confectioner’s sugar and cream, stick it in the freezer and in as little as 4 hours, you are eating ice cream! No churning, no fancy equipment, no returning to the freezer every hour to scrape it, as with granitas. It is simple, simple, simple! And quite wonderful. And of course, it is gluten-free.

Pomegranate Semifreddo in a tall clear glass on a white ceramic serving trivet

4.50 from 2 votes
Pomegranate Semifreddo in a tall clear glass on a white ceramic serving trivet
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Gluten Free Pomegranate Semifreddo Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Freeze time4 hrs
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ¾ cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pomegranate (seeded) optional


  • Whisk together the pomegranate juice, lime juice and powdered sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add cream and whisk (either by hand or with a hand mixer) until soft pink peaks appear.
  • Spoon ice cream into a plastic or glass container with a snug-fitting lid, smooth it down to compact it and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with fresh pomegranate seeds as a garnish, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pomegranate Semifreddo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1165IU23%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. jill elise
    January 3, 2009

    Oh, yum, this looks delicious, and what a beautiful photo!

  2. Tiffany
    January 3, 2009

    Oh lovely! I am excited to try this one :)

    Happy New Year!

  3. Steph
    January 3, 2009

    Good luck with your new year resolutions! I like the simplifying w/out taking away from life one :)
    and this dessert looks scrumptious! I will have to add pomegranate juice to my grocery list for tomorrow! And think of a brilliant dairy-free cream substitute! Mmmm, I can already taste it!

  4. Peter G
    January 4, 2009

    Are you kidding? Thats so easy! I’m getting onto this on the weekend! Happy New Year Carol and thanks for sharing this easy recipe!

  5. Aran
    January 4, 2009

    happy new year to you too carol! lovely semifreddo!

  6. Malar Gandhi
    January 4, 2009

    Awesome picture, very inviting recipe…

  7. RecipeGirl
    January 4, 2009

    Great way to use up POM juice. Looks lovely.

    Happy New Year!

  8. anudivya
    January 4, 2009

    What lovely pic! Just terrific.
    Happy 2009 Carol.

  9. Kalinda
    January 4, 2009

    :O (That’s me being amazed). Heh

    That looks so good. And I can’t get over how easy that is. Take that all you people with ice cream makers!

  10. The Peanut Butter Boy
    January 5, 2009

    It may be a bit cold outside now but I’m still down for some of this. Never had a semifreddo before but I’ve heard wonderful things and pomegranate seems like a good place to start.

  11. Bellini Valli
    January 6, 2009

    This sounds so refreshing and a great start to the New year!!!

  12. Naomi Devlin
    January 6, 2009

    Sounds yummy! No resolutions for me this year, just gonna take it easy and try to swim with the tide for a change…. x x x

  13. TrailGrrl
    January 6, 2009

    Oooh that sounds good. I love pomegranate. Good thoughts for resolutions. Although I was angry my first day back at work and got stressed out. I was used to being home for 2 weeks with the cats and hubby every day. This might take the edge off.


  14. Mariposa
    January 9, 2009

    this look delish!!! happy belated new year! : )

  15. Alisa
    January 10, 2009

    Yum! I wonder how that semifreddo would work with full fat coconut milk?

  16. Mariposa
    January 12, 2009

    i made your semi-freddo : ) thanks for the idea!- and of course- linked back to you! it was delish!

  17. taste memory
    January 21, 2009

    that looks so creamy ~ so delicious! i luv anything with pomegranate one of my favorite fruits. you make everything look so easy….beautiful photograph too~

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