Do you like halva? And what about ice cream (Although this question may sound ridiculous)? Well, this Halva Ice Cream will knock your socks off then!
When I was growing up, one of my favorite sweets was halva. Indeed, those years (Yes, I can even say “those years of the last century”) we didn’t have many sweet things you could buy in the store. But halva was an available, affordable, and delicious treat.
As a matter of fact, most of you know halva which made of sesame seeds. We didn’t have sesame halva those days, but instead you could easily buy sunflower seeds and occasionally peanut halva. Yes, I believe you might not have tried these kinds at all, but trust me, they are delicious.
So this year I have seen a few pictures of Halva Ice Cream on Instagram. I started to wonder if it was a new creation, but Google said it’s quite common in some countries such as Israel. I mean: seriously, Ben? You hadn’t tried Halva Ice Cream! You had been wasting your life! Probably lavender has dramatically affected me.
Besides, Google informed me that halva has been a super trendy ice cream topping this year. I tried it with some plain vanilla ice cream (And then with Coffee ice cream), and it was fantastic. Imagine halva sprinkled over and gradually melting into ice cream! I don’t like hashtags #foodporn and #foodgazm but they can truly describe everything going on. Seriously, that’s an explosion for your taste buds.
Having eaten a jar (or five) ice cream sprinkled with halva, I decided: Halva Ice Cream to be.
As you can see, I kept my promise.
Sometimes it’s hard to find good halva – it might be slightly greasy or too wet or with a soapy consistency. That time I tried a new brand, and the halva was amazing: not overly sweet, not too moist, and with a fluffy flaky texture and delightful slightly scented flavor.
There are no eggs added, and the process of making does not require any mess. Good news, eh?
While making this Halva Ice Cream making, I decided to add a few drops of rose water, and it was the winning thing! And sure I sprinkled over some salted pistachios because why not?
My verdict is straightforward: you gotta try this Halva Ice Cream this summer!
What were your favorite treats as a kid? Have you tried any trendy ice cream this year?
- 2,5 cups heavy cream (35%)
- 1 cup 10% cup
- 1 tablespoon golden sugar
- 2/3 - 1 cup sesame halva
- few drops of rose water
- Combine the cream and sugar in a cup of blender and whizz for a minute.
- Add the halva and a few drops of rose water 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.
- Serve with salted pistachios.