This indulgent Baklava Ice Cream Sundae captures the traditional flavors of the iconic Middle Eastern pastry with absolutely no fuss required. Delight your guests, friends, and family with layers of crispy phyllo dough, store bought vanilla ice cream, aromatic spiced nuts, and warmed honey in just 10 minutes.
Fry the phyllo sheets: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat about ¼ cup of oil until shimmering. Once the oil is hot, add the phyllo and fry, turning, until it’s crispy and golden brown on both sides (about 1 to 2 minutes per side). Use a pair of tongs to transfer the crispy phyllo to a large paper towel-lined plate lined to drain any excess oil.
Season the nuts: In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, pistachios, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
Assemble and serve: In four small serving cups, add a bit of the crispy phyllo to the bottom. Top with one scoop of the ice cream, followed by a tablespoon of the nut mixture, and a drizzle of warmed honey. Add more of the crispy phyllo and repeat in the same pattern, adding a scoop of ice cream, more nuts, and a drizzle of honey to finish. Serve immediately.
To warm the honey: Set the honey in its glass jar (or transfer to a glass container with a lid) into a bowl filled with warmed water. Wait until the honey becomes loose enough for drizzling.
Alternative serving option: Set this up as an ice cream sundae bar. Fry the phyllo dough and prepare the nuts, honey, and ice cream and allow everyone to assemble themselves (this works especially well for serving a large crowd! Simply double, triple, or quadruple the recipe.