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!