Turkish Delight Ice Cream

Delicate and delightful, this Turkish Delight Ice Cream will appreciate people who are fond of the floral flavors.

Hello, my dearest friends. I’m so happy because we’ve got to meet again. Also, I’m pretty excited because it’s Wednesday which is a halfway to Friday. In my book, Wednesdays are little Fridays. Kind of a rehearsal of a weekend. Don’t you feel this way?

Are you having any fabulous plans for this weekend? Personally, I’m having an immensely awesome yet simple plan – relaxing at home doing NOTHING. As per my plans, there are few naps and food being involved. Probably, I’ll include some walking, in between of my naps and food.

I am not planning to cook either!

Please don’t judge me. Everyone deserves to waste their weekends every now and then. Besides, I have a solid excuse. Andrey had a short college break, so we had plenty of trips every Saturday and Sunday. Considering the fact that we had one extended weekend and two additional days off on Fridays, you might be quite sure I am exhausted, and I need some time to relax.

Moreover, as I said, I’m not planning to cook (Unless I get inspired). I’ve realized I have enough recipes until the end of September which will be the perfect transaction between the summer abundance and all these apples and pumpkins. Besides, I need to get some inspiration for my pictures because the summer flowers are already gone, but we haven’t got any beautiful autumn leaves yet :)

Turkish Delight Ice Cream

Anyway, I saw the idea of using Turkish delights in ice cream on the Internet some time ago, and I did like it. As the matter of fact, that was the combo of lavender and rose water which is one of my favorite (Try these marshmallows). Also, I decided to add a little of coconut flavor just cause all these flavors work perfectly together.

What can I say? This Turkish Delight Ice Cream turned fantastic! Well, I know lots of people aren’t fans of either lavender or rose water so if you belong to this category, I don’t encourage you to try this dessert. It has a distinctive floral flavor.

There’s another thing I’d like to note. Turkish delight candies might be rather chewy on their own. Being frozen, they don’t get softer! This was quite all right with me. If you don’t gobble up this ice cream but let it melt for a few seconds in your mouth, the candy gets softer and easy to chew. If you still concern about their hard texture, you can skip adding it in the ice cream but instead sprinkle the frozen dessert with some chopped candy.

What’s you plans for the weekend? Are you going to make this Turkish Delight Ice Cream?

Turkish Delight Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 3 cups heavy (35%) cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp. honey, or more to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp. rose water (less if using extract)
  • 1 tsp. lavender extract
  • few drops of coconut extract/emulsion, optional
  • 1 cup Turkish delight candy, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan heat the milk just until it starts to simmer.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the yolks.
  3. Stir in the yolks in the milk mixture and continue cooking over low heat and not allowing to boil, constantly mixing, for about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add in the heavy cream and the honey. Completely cool.
  5. Stir in the rose water, lavender extract, and coconut extract.
  6. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze as recommended in the manual, about 25-30 minutes.
  7. When the ice cream is firm and almost ready (few minutes before the cycle is over), add the chopped Turkish delight.
  8. Transfer it into a container and completely freeze; it might take 4-5 hours.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

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http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/turkish-delight-ice-cream/

10 Thoughts on “Turkish Delight Ice Cream

  1. That Ice cream sounds delicious Ben!! I have to yet try lavender in desserts and this seems like the perfect place to start! I always say yes to any Ice-cream!! Also, I have never tried Turkish delight candy..and I am not sure if I would be able to find these here.. But I am definitely going to try finding them to make this yummy dessert!

  2. Your plans for the weekend sound GREAT! Definitely my type of weekend FOR SURE. Relax and eat all the food. Check and check! ;) I am a huge fan of floral flavors, so this ice cream is SCREAMIN’ my name!! I’ve never heard of Turkish Delight candy, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it… definitely need to be on the look out because I want a GALLON of this ice cream immediately! Cheers, Ben!
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  3. Turkish delight always makes me think of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”–my sister and I were obsessed with that movie growing up. I’ve never eaten Turkish delight though. . .this sounds like a great place to start! Have a great weekend, Ben!

  4. Mmmm, I do like Turkish Delight Ben! Fry’s Turkish Delight was always something I looked forward to getting for Christmas. They always came as part of a selection box and I always ended up having lots because my brother didn’t want his. Bonus! What an inspirational idea to make Ice Cream with Turkish Delight, I’ve not come across that before. You should market that! You enjoy your weekend off. I’ll be trying to get some recipes under the belt as I’ll be off for a short break the following weekend. Take care! :-)

  5. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a recipe using Turkish Delight candy…what a cool idea! I’ve only had Turkish Delight one time, but I recall enjoying it. And I do love all things ice cream, so the combo here is pretty awesome. And I think you absolutely deserve the weekend off! Honestly, taking the weekend off to do nothing is one of my favorite things ever. We only get little breaks of that when Robbie is napping now, though. Our weekend plans involve an other trip to the apple orchard…this time with friends so we probably won’t pick too many more apples after we picked ~45 pounds last weekend. Haha!
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    • What? Did you like this ice cream even though there’s lavender in it? David, are you feeling all right? I’m concerned about you:) And I haven’t been to the apple orchard this season yet. I guess I’m waiting for more apple varieties being available. Well, the thing is I might miss the other kinds which are ready to pick:)
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