Recipe courtesy of Wayne Harley Brachman

Halvah Whipped Cream with Armenian Arak Coffee

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 21 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 1 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup sesame tahini

4 ounces freshly brewed espresso

1 shot Armenian arak or Turkish raki

Mint, for garnish


  1. Whip the cream until thickened. Add the confectioners' sugar, honey, and vanilla and whip to shaving cream consistency. Fold in the tahini. Stir a shot of ararat into a glass of strong, iced espresso. Top with a big dollop of whipped cream and garnish with mint.