the taste of roses
summertime means ice cream and there is no ice cream better than rosewater ice cream, akbar mashti style. sometimes i make it completely handmade, but usually i cheat, using softened vanilla ice cream as a base instead of making the cream in a pot and freezing it.
half gallon vanilla ice cream
half pint heavy cream
four tablespoons rosewater
3/4 cup chopped pistachios
1. soften ice cream.
2. freeze heavy cream and chop into one-inch pieces.
3. add frozen cream pieces, rosewater and pistachios to softened ice cream in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
4. cover and freeze until firm.
5. taste it, rub your tummy and say “mmm.”
this ice cream is heaven. halva ice cream is also deeeelicious. its hard to explain the taste of akbar mashti ice cream because it tastes like roses. picture the smell of roses and think of what they’d taste like. i love it.