Halva Ice Cream

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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!

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

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.

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

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.

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

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?

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Halva Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Halva Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream and sugar in a cup of blender and whizz for a minute.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour the mixture in a plastic container and place in the fridge for about 5 hours or until completely frozen.
  4. Serve with salted pistachios.
  5. Enjoy!
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  1. Halva ice cream for real? Honestly, wow wow wow! I love halva but I wouldn’t have thought of making halva ice-cream. This is one of the best innovative ice-creams I have seen. This would make a great dessert after dinner, but I will have to make it first. Or I don’t have to make it if you can you send me a HUGE box this yummy ice-cream? Have a wonderful rest of the week. :)
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  2. Hahahahahaha the lavender got to your head! Too funny. So clearly I am not super trendy… or even kinda trendy, because I have never even HEARD of halva before! Let alone tried it! Clearly I need to get on it, because umm who doesn’t want to keep up with the cool kids? ;) This ice cream looks like a great way to give it a go, because I’m all for ice cream in any flavor! Thanks for introducing me to something new, Ben! Cheers!
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  3. I can’t say that I’ve tried halva, and in fact I’m not even really familiar with it. We don’t see a lot of the trendy food items here in the upstate New York area…it makes me (almost) miss living in Atlanta where we got to see and tasty all of the trendy recipes. But that’s ok. I can always order some halva online…and I might just hafta do that b/c this looks delicious! :-)
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    • You haven’t tried halva! You’ve been missing so much, David! Please go to the international department of your grocery (large) store and buy some halva. If you don’t like it (which is so unlikely), you can always send it to me:)

  4. “Having eaten a jar (or five) ice cream sprinkled with halva” made me chuckle. This looks super creamy and yes I have had halva on many occasion. First tried it in Cairo at a small candy shop merchant and again in Paris. Was pleasantly surprised to find it again when I got home at a nearby international market here in San Diego. Good stuff and you made this a star of the rice cream Major cool points for the idea of adding the rose water!
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