Paan Icecream | How to make Paan Icecream

By Swayampurna Singh  |  5th Jun 2016  |  
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About Paan Icecream Recipe

No churn, no ice cream machine needed to make this beautifully fresh and zingy betel leaf or paan ice cream topped with some homemade gulkand jam (rose petal jam), crumbled pistachios, chocolate chips and finally topped with a drizzle of rose syrup!!

The delicious and mouthwatering Paan Icecream is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Paan Icecream is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Paan Icecream. Swayampurna Singh shared Paan Icecream recipe which can serve 10 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Paan Icecream. Try this delicious Paan Icecream recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Swayampurna Singh of Paan Icecream by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Paan Icecream can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Paan Icecream with other users

Paan Icecream

Ingredients to make Paan Icecream

  • 1 L milk (prefrerably use full fat)
  • 1½ cups (300 grams) fresh cream
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • For the paan flavouring: 6 Maghai paan patta or betel leaves
  • 6 dried dates (kharek), soaked overnight and finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf), powdered
  • ½ tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • ¼ cup gulkand (sweetened rose petals)
  • a pinch of menthol or mint essence 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Extras: Chocolate chips - ½ tsp per scoop
  • Dried cherry if you wish or one maraschino cherry
  • pistachios, roasted and crumbled with a mortar and pestle.
  • A little gulkand (rose petal jam) for every scoop
  • ½ tsp of rose syrup to be drizzled on the scoop.
  • Optionals: You can also add sugar coated fennel seeds and cardamom seeds to the scoops, and top with some thinly cut betel leaf over every scoop)

How to make Paan Icecream

  1. To make the paan flavoring: Lets start by washing the paan leaves.
  2. Add the leaves to a blender and grind them up with the lemon juice, till its a fine paste. Strain and keep the juice aside.
  3. Next, deseed the soaked kharek or date and chop it up finely. Be careful while doing this and use a sharp pointed knife rather than a chefs knife.
  4. Mix together the paan juice, kharek, saunf, cardamom powder and gulkand in a bowl. Keep aside.
  5. To make the ice cream base: Now, mix the cornflour in ¼ cup of cold milk. Mix till completely dissolved and keep aside.
  6. In a heavy bottom pan, add the rest of the milk and bring to a boil. Add the sugar and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Next, add the cornflour -milk mix and simmer for another 5 minutes while stirring continuously. IMPORTANT. Stir till it is of a coating consistency.
  8. Remove from flame and let it cool completely. Put it in the fridge for 30 mins.
  9. To make the paan ice cream: Once the milk is completely cool (be sure of this),take it out of the fridge, add the paan flavouring mixture and cream to the milk.
  10. Mix well and pour into a shallow dish. Put in the freezer for about 2 hours till slushy.
  11. At this point, remove and beat with a whisk until smooth and creamy (or use a blender). Finally, add the menthol or mint essence and mix.
  12. Freeze for 4-6 hours until firm.
  13. To serves: Add some pistachio into a dessert glass, scoop some ice cream into the glasses, mix in some chocolate chips
  14. and cherry bits, top with the gulkand or rose jam, and finally add a drizzle of Ruhafzaa or rose syrup! Serve immediately.

My Tip:

I love adding juliennes of betel leaf on top of the scoop while serving these in company, just pile on top of the scoop ( about 6- julienes per scoop) and top with a single maraschino cherry. Serve the syrup on the side and let people drizzle as per their choice. This makes great DIY dessert for guests too. Lay out the toppings in pinch bowls and and involve your friends / guests in building their own dessert/icecream bowls. Go wild if you wish.. add sprinklers, mint syrup, even chocolate syrup if you wish

Reviews for Paan Icecream (2)

Priti Jain4 years ago

please let me know the measurement of cornflour.......

Sanjay Reddy4 years ago

Amazing recipe, thanks for sharing :)