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.