This fig halva sundae has a wonderful combination of flavor and texture from the figs, halva, and pistachios.
The weather has been incredibly hot, at times reaching triple digits. To cool down, the kids and I have been consuming a lot of ice cream. They’re not picky when it comes to flavor so I made this fig halva sundae from Anna Jones’ column in the Guardian.
Luckily my kids seemed to have absorbed my love for figs so they didn’t mind all the figs in their sundae. Their favorite part was probably the halva. If you haven’t had halva before, you’re in for a treat. It’s a Middle Eastern confection made from sesame seed paste with a distinctive nutty, honeyed flavor. This fig halva sundae has a wonderful combination of flavor and texture from the figs, halva, and pistachios. Make this sundae while figs are in season! You won’t regret it!
For more ice cream inspiration, check these recipes: roasted fig goat cheese crumble ice cream, espresso chocolate semifreddo, rhubarb crumble ice cream, roasted strawberry balsamic ice cream, mulberry crumble ice cream.
Fig halva sundae
- 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream (more if you like)
- 4 ripe figs, peeled and mashed
- 2 ripe figs, quartered
- 2 tbsps honey
- 1 tbsp pistachios toasted
- 1/4 cup halva chunks
- Peel 4 ripe figs. Add them in a bowl and stir in the honey. Cut the remaining figs into quarters.
- Take two glasses and spoon in a quarter of the mashed figs in each glass. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a crumble of halva, a couple of quarters of fig and chopped pistachios.
- Repeat the process and serve immediately