Delicious and extra rich, this Cardamom Coffee Halva Ice Cream might be a very dangerous dessert for you!
Before I start talking about this scrumptious ice cream, there’s my question of a day. Why is it so that extended weekends go so fast? Also, why long weekends often make you exhausted more than normally? Lastly, why a business week followed by a long weekend feels so horribly long and tedious? You don’t need to answer these questions, friends. They’re rhetorical and possibly, philosophical. Since the dawn of the time, people have been trying to tackle these issues, and as far as I’m concerned, there are no clear answers.
Anyway, let’s talk about this dangerously delicious Cardamom Coffee Halwa Ice Cream. Why dangerous? Because it consists of halva – one of my favorite things ever!
Indeed, I believe every person has an edible thing or few which dangerous to keep at home. They simply won’t stop until it’s gone. Common, don’t be ashamed! What’s your dangerous food?
For me, this is definitely nuts (especially pistachios and cashews) and dulce de leche. If you’re looking for a person able to eat a jar (400 gr) of dulce de leche at one time, well, you may stop looking:) Another treacherous thing for me is cheese, particularly brie and camembert. Seriously, a 1/2 pound package of these cheeses can be easily gone in two days!
Cardamom Coffee Halva Ice Cream
Halva is another dangerous thing in my life. I know not everyone is familiar with this sweet confection. In this case, I’ve got to highlight halva’s characteristics. It’s very sweet, high in fats and calories. Still, this doesn’t stop me from eating a whole package of halva all by myself. Mmmm, with a cup of coffee it’s divine.
There’s only one way to restrict myself. Don’t buy it. Or only buy for some kitchen experiments (Certainly, with an opportunity to eat up the unused portion).
It’s utterly delicious, rich, with a distinctive nutty flavor and subtle coffee and cardamom flavors. Also, halva introduces a very unusual texture which is hard to describe. I would say it’s denser than other versions.
It’s totally addictive too! That’s why I don’t recommend making it at all. JUst kidding, though. please make it and enjoy.
- 2,5 cups heavy (35%) cream
- 1/2 cup light (10%) cream
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup pistachio or regular sesame halva
- 1/2 cup very strong coffee
- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- Combine the cream, coffee, and halva in a cup of blender and whiz for a minute.
- Add the vanilla and cardamom and blend for another minute. Strain the mixture helping with a spoon. Discard the remaining halva pieces.
- Pour the mixture in a plastic container and place in the fridge for about 5 hours or until completely frozen (If you have an ice cream maker, you can use it for a smoother result)