Semifreddo al Melone

A refreshing dessert when it’s really hot!

We were invited for a Ferragosto lunch, I think almost 100% of all Italians that day celebrate with family and friends, eating, drinking and being merry (Kudos however to those who work that day)! So, I was bringing a dessert and opted for a refreshing Semifreddo. It’s so simple to prepare!
Ingredients for 4 persons
1 melon, choose a beautiful and sweet one
7 tbl spoons caster sugar
3 tbl spoons lemon juice
5 tbl spoons of fresh mascarpone
2dl whipped cream
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
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Slice the melon in half carefully and remove seeds. With a spoon, shave the pulp out of the melon halves, be careful not to hurt the skin of the melon.
Sieve the melon liquid (keep the liquid to pimp your ice tea or water) and purée the pulp with the lemon juice, sugar and mascarpone until you get a silky mixture.
Whip the cream and add the vanilla sugar, add to the melon mixture until well amalgamated.
Now fill the Melon halves with the mixture, cover with saran wrap and freeze over night. If you have melon mixture left, put it in a cake pan and freeze it as well. You can keep it for 2 weeks.
Remove the melons from the freezer ca. 30 mins before serving and put them in the fridge. Slice the melon halves in 4 pieces and serve with some mint leaves as decoration and some Amaretti.
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