Made with Middle Eastern sweet sesame paste and studded with cashews, pistachios, and almonds, this ice cream is creamy and nutty and absolutely delicious.
'halvah' on Serious Eats
Carrots may sound like an odd dessert ingredient, but they're certainly not just health food. They're starchy and sweet, and when cooked down slowly with milk, practically become candy on their own. Consider them an alternative sweetener, like honey, but with an even more complex sweetness. In a dessert, carrots can build a mild but flavorful base for more intense ingredients to play. Our result is something of a hybrid between Indian and Middle Eastern halvah.