18.5.10

Cardamom Ice Cream

Cardamom is one of my favourite flavours.  I just love it.  I have a big jar of cardamom pods that I use at every opportunity.  I have no idea where I found this recipe but it is easy and even better, it is delicious!  I used one of my candied violets as a garnish.  The scent from these violets is amazing!

Vanilla Cardamom Ice Cream

4 egg yolks
2 cups half and half
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
5 green cardamom pods, cracked

Whisk yolks and sugar until lemon coloured.  Add vanilla and mix in.  In a sauce pan scald the half and half and cardamom.  Temper the egg yolks with this hot milk.  Do this by adding a little at a time while whisking the egg yolks.  Eventually you will have added all the milk.  Cook this mixture in a double boiler until thickened.  Cool, strain, churn.

16 comments:

  1. Oh Sarah, violets in your garden and now this cardamom ice-cream ! I love cardamom too, in my turkish coffee usually! Sounds wonderful in the ice-cream! Tell me are the violets edible?

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  2. Joumana> I'll have to start making Turkish coffee. You should blog about it and show us how to make it properly.

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  3. I am like you, love cardamom, and I know this ice cream is something I would adore!

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  4. Oh my! this looks so wonderful. What an elegantly spiced ice cream. I would love this and would eat until there was no more to share. Awesome.

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  5. Wowwww Sarah,
    Splendid ice cream, so creamy n rich...just can't stop from tasting some...

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  6. I share your love of cardamom. Gorgeously presented with the candied violets.

    Cheers!

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  7. Voglio proprio provare questo tuo gelato e..le viole candite fantastiche ! bravissima :) ciao

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  8. Hi Sarah,
    thank you so much for visiting my cooking blog, now I can discover yours and happy to found out that you also have a beautiful and mouth watering recipes. I love cardamom, so I can imagine how delicious and fragrant this ice cream. It is nicely presented as well.
    Cheers,
    elra

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  9. I love cardamom too! I can't wait to try this!

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  10. Beautiful!! Did you candy your own voilets? I'd love to see how :)

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  11. I bake with the spice, but never thought to flavor ice cream with it!

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  12. I like to heat some of the milk in the microwave, add the yolks and heat just a touch, then stir in more milk before chilling the ice cream mix. I don't know what cardamom tastes like, but I do love some homemade ice cream!

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  13. Iy seems that we noth have ice cream on the mind.

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  14. I'm usually a chocolate or vanilla kinda ice cream girl but you do make this look and sound delicious.

    I actually have cardamom in my spice cupboard. I bought it for a school project when my daughter was in 6th grade (9 years ago... think it's any good...LOL)

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  15. Violets and cardamom... fabulous combination.. I really want to try this!!!!
    One of my favorite recipes is a blood orange tart with cardamom custard... making it into icecream sounds too perfect!

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  16. I tried some of this in a little shop in Marin County, CA last week. SO good! They also had Vanilla Lavendar. Divine!

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