Cantaloupe Grappa Semifreddo

240 mins (prep 30)
7 ingredients
makes 6 to 8 servings
A semifreddo is an Italian soft-frozen custard mousse. Grappa, which is floral and just a little edgy, bumps the musky, intoxicating sweetness of the melon up a notch.

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  • 1 pound peeled chopped cantaloupe (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup grappa (preferably grappa di moscato d’asti)
  • 3/4 teaspoon grenadine (for color; optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • equipment: a 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan; 2 large (6-quart) bowls (one of them metal); a handheld electric mixer


Serving Size (32.19 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 106.86 Calories from Fat 98.46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.94g 101.01%
Saturated Fat 6.81g 204.35%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 40.52mg 81.04%
Sodium 59.86mg 14.97%
Total Carbohydrate 2.06g 4.12%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 1.93 g %
Protein 0.61g 7.28%
Vitamin A 434.75IU% Vitamin C 0.18mg%
Calcium 19.3mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped cantaloupe, plus, large egg yolks, a, large