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
478
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 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
31g
44%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
111µg
16%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
212mg
21%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
66µg
17%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
284mg
41%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
279mg
19%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
69g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.