Baklava Crumb Ice Cream

, from Issue #36. August, 2015
Photography by Carolyn Robertson.
Baklava Crumb Ice Cream

You may have baklava before, but have you ever had a baklava crumb ice cream before? This recipe is here to change your view on ice cream...


Serves: 6


vanilla bean ice cream

Baklava crumbs
¾ cup roughly chopped toasted nuts (use one nut or a mixture of any of the following: walnuts, almonds, pistachios, pine nuts)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
1/3 cup brown sugar

To serve
1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate
a well flavoured runny honey


Baklava crumbs: Put the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine, but leaving it with some texture.

To serve: Slice the ice cream 2 cm thick and place one slice on each plate. Top with baklava crumbs, cranberries and chocolate then drizzle with honey. Repeat to make another layer, off-setting the second slice of ice-cream. Serve immediately. 

Store any unused baklava crumbs in a sealed container in the freezer. You can use them straight from the freezer as they don’t freeze into a solid mass.