Shir yakh is a type of traditional ice-cream. In Afghanistan, during the hot summer months, ice-cream shops, called shir yakh feroshees, or street vendors with carts, would sell an assortment of ice-creams and other cold desserts. My sister
This shir yakh, with rose and pistachio, is a favourite at Parwana.
Process the cream, condensed milk and food colouring in a food processor for 3–4 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.
Transfer the mixture to a clean bowl and add the cardamom, rosewater and pistachios. Fold through gently to combine well, then transfer to a large airtight container.
Cover the entire surface of the ice-cream directly with plastic wrap to avoid ice crystals forming. Cover the container with a lid and freeze for at least 10 hours before serving, scattered with slivered pistachios and rose petals.
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