This baklava ice cream is soft, sweet and full of pistachio and baklava. Adding baklava to anything is my idea of heaven so when I made a batch of baklava the other day.. I thought, I need to add this to ice cream.
If you want to make the baklava I made, check out my small batch baklava recipe here. This will enable you to make this recipe completely from scratch. Of course, to make this way easier you could just buy the baklava. However, I promise you... the baklava is not difficult to make!
The ice cream follows a simple ice cream recipe whilst the baklava is also pretty simple!
- Double cream
- Condensed milk
- Filo pastry
See recipe card for quantities.
To make the baklava, you are going to make a nut crumb and sugar syrup. You are then going to layer filo pastry with butter and every ⅓ amount of filo, add ½ nut crumb. You're then going to bake and pour the syrup on top! To make the ice cream, you will simply whip the cream until firm peaks and then add the condensed milk. You will then add pistachios and nut crumb and freeze! Then you will combine to have a wonderful baklava ice cream experience!
Make the baklava
Make the ice cream
Hint: leave your baklava to fully cool before you add it to the ice cream. You will have leftover baklava if you follow by small batch baklava recipe but.... we all want baklava laying around so hopefully you're happy with this!
There may be some substitutions that you would like to vary this recipe to your taste/ preference.
- Nuts - you could swap the pistachios for any other nut that you like. For example, pecans, cashews, walnuts, almonds, etc.
- Condensed milk - I used a vegan condensed milk but you could use any. There is coconut condensed milk that you could use too.
- Cones - you don't need to eat this in cones (although it is delicious!). You could simply enjoy this in a big bowl.
All you need for this recipe is: a food processor to make the nut crumb, a baking tray to bake the baklava, a food brush to brush the butter, a standing mixer to whip the ice cream, a loaf tin to freeze the ice cream, an ice cream scoop and some cones!
Store in the freezer for 1 month! Scoop out whenever you get the baklava ice cream craving.
Yes - if you want to skip the baklava making simply buy baklava and then add it to the ice cream as you would home made!
Yes - the ice cream is naturally GF. However, you can make the baklava GF by buying gluten-free filo pastry.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Baklava Ice Cream
- ½ My small batch Baklava recipe - linked here!
- 270 ml Double cream
- 200 g Condensed milk
- 5 tablespoon Chopped pistachios
- 2 tablespoon Pecans
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 8 Cones
- Make your baklava. Do this by following my small batch baklava recipe or using store bought. Up to you! But the homemade is better.
- In a food processor, blend 2 tablespoon pistachios with the pecans until a fine crumb has formed. Then add the cinnamon powder and mix in.
- In a standing mixer, whip up your double cream until firm peaks have formed. Then, add your condensed milk and whip until all combined.
- Add your nut crumb (leave ½ teaspoon for the top of the ice cream) and 2 tablespoon chopped pistachios to the ice cream and fold in.
- Add to a loaf tin and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Once frozen, chop your baklava and add to the top. Then scatter your remaining nut crumb and pistachios.
- Scoop into cones. Top with more baklava and enjoy!