Recipe: Delicious Paan ice cream
1 litre full fat milk, 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup cornflour, 300 gms fresh cream, 4 calcutta betel leaves/paan, 6 dried dates (soaked overnight and finely chopped), 1 tbsp powdered saunf, 1/4 tsp cardamom/elaichi powder, 1/4 cup gulkand/sweetened rose petals, a pinch of menthol
How to make
First wash paan leaves and grind them into a fine paste in a blender. Then sieve juice through a strainer and keep it aside. Take dates, deseed them and finely chop them. In a bowl, mix together the paan juice, dates, saunf powder, cardamom powder and gulkand. Keep it aside.
Take 1/4 cup of cold milk and mix cornflour in it. Keep this aside. Now put rest of the milk in a heavy bottomed pan and bring it to a boil. Add sugar and put it on low flame for 5 minutes. Add dissolved cornflour and cook for another 5 minutes while stirring continuously. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool completely. Add the prepared paan flavouring mixture and cream to the milk.
Mix well and pour into a shallow dish. Freeze it till slushy. Take out from refrigerator and beat it with a whisk until smooth and creamy. Add menthol and mix well. Freeze this again until firm. Tasty delicious paan ice cream is ready to enjoy. Take your scoop and enjoy.