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.
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!