This scrumptious dessert is a frozen ice-cream like dessert which, like its Italian counterpart Semifreddo, has a creamy mousse-like texture. Translated as ‘half cold’, Semifrío is halfway between mousse and ice cream with the consistency of a frozen mousse and the flavour of ice cream. It is lighter than ice cream and one of big advantages of a Semifrío is that unlike ice-cream it does not require any special equipment to make one. They are straightforward and quick to prepare and keep well in the freezer, so are a good option when entertaining. For the base of this Semifrío, we have used Fig Bread (Pan de Higo), a mixture of dried figs, walnuts, cinnamon, cloves and aniseed, that is the traditional way in Spain to preserve figs for the cold winter months and also makes a perfect ready made base.