Saturday, May 14, 2011

Paan Ice cream (Betelnut leaf Ice cream)


Paan is a must after a big Indian dinner. Paan is not only a flavor burst in the mouth but the leaf aids digestion. The gulkand - rose leaf preserve is a coolant, and the saunf - fennel seeds act as a breath freshener. However with summer here, it is a hard choice between some icecream and paan. I thought why not merge the two. This icecream uses two readymade ingredients so no churning or waiting. You can either buy the paan ingredients separately or ask your neighbourhood paan wala to give four paans with masala separate. These are the ingredients of a mitha paan.

Ingredients:

1.5 pints (750 ml) Vanilla icecream
4 paan leaves
1/2 cup paan stuffing (tutti fruti, grated coconut, fennel seeds)
2 tablespoons gulkand
Make vertical cuts in the paan leaves and roll them to chop finely. Mix the paan ingredients well with the gulkand. Soften the icecream by placing it on the kitchen counter for 5-10 minutes. Fold the paan mixture into the icecream till it is well dispersed in the icecream. Put it in the freezer for about an hour to harden.

Scoop, serve and enjoy!

11 comments:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A quick and colorful icecream...

Raji said...

This is really unique recipe...brilliant idea..love this.

sangeeta said...

Great flavors ... we used to make a paan kulfi but the ingredients were a little different. banaras ka paan is a bit different than this .

This one with the chopped betel leaves i would love..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

what a great idea, I can almost smell and taste the ice-cream :)

? said...

What an interesting idea!
Bookmarked!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Yum :)

Priya said...

Never know about this betelnut icecream,soo delicious and yummy..

Love to cook said...

impromptu and improvised. another flavor for ben and jerry's to definitely definitely add ;) creative at best cookingfoodie! lovely.will try from scratch too.

Nivedha said...

Mmm... This looks wonderful... by the way, do you have an interest (a big one) in Indian cuisine?

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

This is "The" flavorful icecream I have ever seen..very good idea..cant wait to try out soon..

Sayantani said...

I love to eat this at a local store. the flavours are great, thanks for sharing this recipe....awesome.

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