Halva is a sweet confection common in the Middle East. The key ingredient is sesame seeds, which are smashed into a paste with sugar or honey. Sometimes chocolate coating, pistachios, or coffee swirls are added, but the main event is sesame, and there’s a dry but earthy softness to it.
Halva ice cream is an Israeli variation ice cream which is made of sesame Halva, tahini paste, eggs, cream and sugar. It usually topped by pistachios and by Silan (date syrup). On a hot day in Tel Aviv, cooling off with Halva ice cream is a popular pastime.