Rushing to get things done on Christmas Eve and I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!
This ice-cream came from a deli in Beirut that has been around since 1955 called Aziz. It is called knefeh ice-cream; had a quick chat with the chef who invented it, Chef Jihad Nohra.
Well I did not get the recipe but I can tell you it tasted like sahlab.
Here’s what I would do: get some sahlab mix from a Middle-Eastern grocer or the real thing from Beirut or the Istanbul bazaar. Make some custard as you would for regular vanilla ice-cream, add some sahlab powder, a touch of rose water or orange blossom or both (of you like), and I am pretty certain you could reproduce this ice-cream. Garnish with lightly toasted sesame seeds. Sorry I can’t give you a tested recipe today! (coming later).