This is exotic. I do think the rose water I used definitely did not need even half of the amount called for. I added a couple dashes of cardamom powder along with the cardamom seeds as I couldnt crush them well and I really like cardamom. I made the meringue nuggets to go in the ice cream without cream of tartar by adding a little apple cider vinegar. I think they didn't cook right (were too thinned out, therefore got dark fast) mainly because I didn't make the egg white stiff enough. I did not use chopped pistachios but they would look nice on top. However I don't really like them anyway. Made for Ramadan Tag.