Hoda's Baklava Ice Cream

Indulge in the perfect fusion of crispy, sweet baklava and creamy, aromatic ice cream with our Baklava Honey Ice Cream recipe, featuring the exquisite touch of Wild Nectar honey. This decadent dessert starts with layers of phyllo pastry, each brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with a mix of chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and sugar, baked to golden perfection. Drizzled generously with Wild Nectar honey, the baklava is transformed into a delightful crunch that's folded into a smooth, homemade ice cream base. The ice cream is a creamy concoction of thickened cream and condensed milk, elevated with cinnamon, a tablespoon of honey for that subtle sweetness, zesty orange, and a hint of rosewater for an exotic twist. Mixed with crunchy baklava pieces and frozen until firm, this dessert is a celebration of textures and flavors. Serve it with extra baklava pieces on top for a truly luxurious treat that beautifully showcases the versatility and rich taste of Wild Nectar honey. Perfect for any occasion, this recipe promises to be a memorable culinary experience that honey lovers and dessert aficionados alike will adore.

The Ingredients:

For the Baklava
For the Ice cream
  • 600ml thickened (heavy) cream
  • 390ml can condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 Orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater (optional)

The Method:

  1. Mix the chopped walnuts, cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl.
  2. Layer 1 phyllo pastry in a baking tray, brush with butter and top with a sprinkling of the nut mixture. Repeat 3 times and finish with the last payer of buttered phyllo pastry. Place another baking tray on top (it prevents the phyllo from getting burnt) and bake at 175C for 15 minutes. Top with honey while still hot. Once cool, break into small pieces.
  3. Mix all the ice cream Ingredients into a bowl of a stand mixer and mix on medium for 8 minutes until soft peaks.
  4. Pour it into a tray and top with plenty of the crushed baklava, mix with a spoon and freeze. Serve with extra crushed baklava pieces on top.

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