Chocolate Semifreddo with Chile-Chocolate Sauce
You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Chocolate Semifreddo with Chile-Chocolate Sauce a try. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 209 calories, 3g of protein, and 17g of fat per serving. This recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 12. Head to the store and pick up brown sugar, chile de árbol, heavy cream, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes.
Spray a 9x4 1/2 x 3" loaf pan with nonstick spray. Line with plastic wrap, leaving a 2" overhang; set aside.
Whisk egg whites and sugar in a medium heatproof bowl set over a medium saucepan of simmering water until sugar dissolves and egg whites are warm (but not hot), about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high speed until cool, tripled in volume, and stiff peaks form, about 8 minutes. (If egg whites look grainy, you've gone too far.)
Stir chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over same saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth; remove from heat; let cool slightly.
Beat cream in another medium bowl until medium-stiff peaks form (cream should be soft and pillowy; peaks will just fall onto themselves). Using a rubber spatula, gently fold egg whites into warm chocolate. Fold in whipped cream. (Stop folding as soon as mixture becomes one smooth texture and light brown color.) Scrape semifreddo into prepared pan; smooth top. Cover tightly and freeze until firm, 3-4 hours. DO AHEAD: Semifreddo can be made 5 days ahead. Keep tightly wrapped and frozen.
Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan.
Remove from heat and cover.
Let steep for 15 minutes.
Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside. Strain milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl; return to saucepan. Bring to a boil. Gradually pour milk mixture over chocolate, stirring until melted and smooth. Stir in tequila, if using. DO AHEAD: Sauce can be made 2 days ahead.
Let cool completely. Cover and chill. Gently rewarm before continuing.
Combine cream, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; discard bean. Using an electric mixer, beat until soft peaks form.
Uncover semifreddo and invert onto a platter. Lift pan and discard plastic wrap. Using a knife dipped in hot water and wiped dry, cut semifreddo into clean slices.
Garnish with cinnamon whipped cream and warm chile-chocolate sauce, if desired.