Cardamom Coffee Halva Ice Cream

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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).

Last year I made and shared the ideas for this Halwa Ice Cream and Halva Iced Coffee. That ice cream was so delicious that I decided to create another version – this Cardamom Coffee Halva Ice Cream.

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.

6 thoughts on “Cardamom Coffee Halva Ice Cream

  1. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    STOP IT, Ben! This ice cram sounds insane. Three of my favorite things in one dessert–cardamom, coffee, and halva! Seriously. This is my favorite of your recipes yet. I will not be able to sleep until I have a big bowl of this :). Hope you’re having a great weekend, my friend!

  2. Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says:

    Anything made with chocolate is a dangerous food for me. I just can’t stop until that chocolatey thing completely vanishes. And I give a good excuse to myself everytime I loose control over these chocolate treats. I assure myself that this particular dessert is so full of antioxidants so it is good for my body. ;) And Halva, I do love halva (well, I adore everything sweet). But coffee + cardamom + sesame halva sounds like a combination to die for. And then you made an ice cream out of these magical ingredients? Bravo. I wish I could grab 3 or may be scoops of this sweet and creamy beauty. Have a lovely weekend, Ben.

  3. Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes says:

    This sounds incredibly rich Ben… We make Halva at home, but I don’t know if we are both referring to the same halva :P. Cardamom has a very unique flavor! I have never imagined or tried it in an ice-cream! But cardamom, coffee and halva sound so wonderful together! I would love to try this :)

  4. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    Holiday weekends are great but they throw the whole week off because you’ve got to make up for the lost day. I’m usually behind on work & this week I’m really behind! ;) Love the simple ingredients in this recipe and I agree that it’s hard to stop eating halva. Have everything on hand so may have to make some ice cream this weekend :)
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  5. David @ Spiced says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more when it comes to brie and Camembert! We used to go to the store and pick up a soft, stinky cheese (like Camembert) along with a freshly baked baguette…and that became lunch for the day. So good! It’s been a while since we’ve done that. Thanks for the reminder! So I’ve still never tasted halva, but I remember you posting about it last year. But I can say that I totally love the coffee + cardamom combination. That sounds amazing, Ben! If you have any leftover ice cream (hah!), feel free to pack it up and send it my way…you know, so I can finally taste halva. :-)
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