Tahini Ice Cream

Bringing together two greats, this ice cream is a play on halvah
tahini ice cream

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Bringing together two greats, this ice cream is a play on halvah. The pistachios can be omitted or substituted with other nuts. This makes a delicious ice cream float or milkshake.

6
Servings
362
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup  heavy cream
  • 1  Cup  milk
  • 3/4  Cups  sugar
  • large eggs
  • egg yolks
  • 2/3  Cups  tahini
  • 3/4  Cups  unsalted pistachios, chopped

Directions

Combine cream, milk, and sugar in a 2-quart saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Beat eggs and yolks in a large bowl, and then add hot cream mixture in a slow stream.

Pour the mixture into saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until it coats the back of spoon, about 10 minutes.

Pour mixture through a fine strainer into a clean bowl, and then stir in the tahini. Cool the mixture over an ice bath, stirring occasionally, until cold.

Freeze in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions. Stir in pistachios once ice cream is removed form ice cream maker. Place in freezer until ready to serve.

Ice cream will be very hard once it is frozen and should be pulled out of the freezer 15 minutes before scooping.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
113µg
16%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
124mg
12%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
272mg
39%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
85mg
6%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
91g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Tahini Shopping Tip

Middle Eastern cuisine relies on some fragrant and expensive spices and seasonings such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, coriander, turmeric, and sumac. If possible, buy and store them whole; whole spices have a stronger aroma and flavor.

Tahini Cooking Tip

For a stronger flavor and aroma, toast spices before grinding them, and only grind the amount that you need for the recipe. Keeping spices whole until needed extends their shelf life.