Faloodeh is the Persian ice cream of your dreams (and it’s made from noodles)

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Faloodeh (fa-loo-deh) is the most famous and oldest ice cream from Iran, which is really cool to get to know. Why? It is made from noodles. Really.

What is faloodeh?

Did you recover from the fright? Faloodeh is Persian ice cream that is really made from thin rice noodles, sugar syrup, lime and rose water. It doesn’t resemble the ice at all that we know here in the Netherlands. Perhaps the best comparison is with a sorbet or a granita .

Faloodeh has been eaten for centuries and its roots lie in Shiraz, which is why it can often be found under the name: Shirazi faloodeh. It is now also spreading to western countries. For example, it is a very popular dessert at the trendy restaurant Sofreh in Brooklyn (NY) and Samin Nosrat considers it one of her favorite Persian dishes.

noodle ice cream

In Iran you can find two types of ice cream in most ice cream shops: traditional saffron ice cream or faloodeh. The noodle ice cream can be combined very well with a creamy scoop of ice cream, dairy or fruit syrups, resulting in the most beautiful creations.

Fun fact: The story goes that the discovery of faloodeh was made by accident around 400 BC, when someone dropped their syrup in the snow and discovered that you can make something delicious out of it.

How do you make faloodeh?

Noodle ice cream may sound strange, but if you’ve read how the ice cream is prepared, all kinds of culinary drawers open in your brain. For example, just imagine how refreshing it will be after a heavy meal.

The trick is to break thin (!) noodles into small pieces, cook them until really tender – so not al dente like you’re used to – and then soak them in ice cold sugar syrup. Mix the sugar syrup with lime juice and rose water. Place in the freezer and stir occasionally with a fork. You will see the noodles soak up the sugar syrup all the way with the fresh flavors. Ice cold even better.

You want to prepare this yourself at home, we understand that. Check out Samin Nosrat’s faloodeh recipe on Goodfood.com .

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