Monday, September 28, 2015

Roasted Plum Cardamom Ice Cream

There are 3 things to know about this post:
 
1. I have been really into making my own ice cream lately. 
It tastes SO good. 
It is fun. 
It is fresh.
You can control your ingredients. 
It tastes SO good!

2. I have A LOT of plums. 
As I mentioned in this post about the plum custard cake, we have 3 plum trees, and I have been making A LOT of plum stuff. So hey, why not try some plum ice cream, because, like I said above, I have been really into making my own ice cream lately!

3. I love cardamom.
It is such a nice, warm spice. I have been sprinkling it in our german pancakes and our homemade bread lately. It gives just the nicest, subtle (when you use a bit) flavor. Try it--you'll love it.  

So, basically when I saw this recipe for Roasted Plum Cardamom Ice Cream, it was pretty much destiny.



And look at that beautiful color! 


 This ice cream is so fun to eat--it teases your taste buds because it is cold, but it tastes warm due to the cardamom. Such a fun flavor combination--creamy ice cream, sweet and tangy plums, warm and spicy cardamom. It's my new favorite.


I followed Maria's recipe from Sift and Whisk pretty much exactly, except I did the following alterations:

I doubled it because I had no doubt it'd be delicious. You should double it too. :)

I use 2/3 cream and 1/3 2% milk rather than all cream like she did. It was still VERY creamy--maybe too creamy--almost waxy, so I think next time I'd do half cream, half milk.  

I also did not have cardamom halves, so I just sprinkled cardamom spice into the milk/cream/sugar mixture until it tasted good. :) Oh darn, you might have to taste it a few times....


Super fantastic recipe, so if you are into making your own ice cream, give it a go!



2 comments:

  1. YUM!!!! Would you save me some pits from uncooked fruit? I love to grow plums from seed. I have some wild plums from California that used to grow in my yard. After five years, they are about ready to blossom. What kind are they?

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    1. The house we bought has several plum and apple trees, and I don't really know what they are, but I believe the ones I used for this recipe are an "Italian Prune Plum." I've had a few people tell me that's what they are, so that's what I am going with! :)

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