Semi-freddo Cookies and Cream with Salted Caramel

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 15 gingersnap cookies
    • SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE:
      • 1 cup sugar
      • 1/4 cup water
      • 1/2 stick butter
      • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

      Directions

      Begin by whipping cream with confectioners' sugar until you get soft peaks. Add pomegranate molasses and stir 2 times gently to combine and just streak the pomegranate through the cream.

      Take a large plastic bag and using a wooden rolling pin, smash the gingersnaps into rough pieces. To assemble, take a ramekin and add a layer of gingersnaps first, followed by cream, gingersnaps and finally cream again. Use an off-set spatula or the back of a knife to flatten the tops. Set in the freezer for 45 to 60 minutes to freeze. Run a knife around the edges when set and invert onto a plate.

      Make the caramel sauce by adding sugar and water to a small saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Once the sugar has dissolved and the caramel reaches a dark amber stage, add butter and salt and swirl to combine. Remove from heat and drizzle over semi-freddo cookies and cream.

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