Arabic Ice Cream

Course : Ice Cream
Serves: 8
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Ingredients:

4 cups milk
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch or sahlab
1/8 teaspoon ground mistika *
1 teaspoon rose water
 

Preparation / Directions:

In a medium saucepan, scald milk. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch (or sahlab, if using) with a small amount of cold water. Add to milk. Return milk mixture to heat, stirring constantly until it boils. Mix in sugar; keep stirring until the mixture thickens. Add ground mistika and rose water, stirring continuously. Let the mixture cool. Transfer to ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions. * Mistika - Arabic gum; it can be found in most Mid-Eastern grocery stores. Its got a hard, crystalline texture and is usually ground before adding to a recipe.

 

Nutritional Information:

196 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (18% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 37g Carbohydrate; 17mg Cholesterol; 60mg Sodium


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