Sending warm greetings of Shana Tova is part of Jewish tradition. The customs vary across Jewish communities. Honey symbolizes sweetness and it is incorporated in the Rosh Hashanah meal to wish for a Sweet New Year. That is why many people send honey bottles, honey cakes, honey gift baskets or anything honey related as a holiday gift to family and friends.
Our grandmother Ghitta was very involved in the Wizo Organization back in Venezuela. Every year she organized the Rosh Hashanah Honey Sale. She used to sell the bottles with honey (from Israel) and give all the proceeds to Wizo to help woman, children and elders in Israel.
Our grandma passed away before we were born, we were not lucky enough to meet her but we have only heard good things of her. Just like her name "Ghitta" - "Good" in Yiddish. This is where the beauty of Jewish Traditions come in! Our mom keeps her memory alive by following her steps and we will sure do the same when the time comes. She now sells the honey to members of our community in Venezuela and Miami. We are very proud of our mom and grandmother! Inspired by this beautiful honey tradition we came up with a simple and easy dessert option for Rosh Hashanah:
DAIRY FREE ICE CREAM WITH HONEY & CARAMEL POP CORN
- Kosher Dairy-Free vanilla ice-cream (assuming most Rosh Hashanah Meals are meat menu)
- Caramel Pop Corn
- Ice cream waffle bowl (Optional)
- Exotic Fruit* of your choice - We chose Star Fruit but pomegranate would also taste delicious!
*It's customary for some Jews to introduce a new fruit on the second night of the Jewish New Year celebration
- Serve Nicely
- Enjoy and Impress
As simple as that!