Cardamom Ice Cream

Cardamom is one of those spices that is at home in sweet or savoury dishes and is found in dishes from Northern Europe to Southern India.  This delicious ice cream is wonderful served with Christmas pudding, apple crumble or a chocolate orange tart.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 4 Serves 1x
Category: dessert
Method: freeze
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free



  • If using an ice cream maker ensure the canister is freezing for 24 hours before use.
  1. Combine milk, cream, cardamom and vanilla in a saucepan and heat until about to simmer. Remove from heat and allow to infuse for half an hour.
  2. Whisk sugar and yolks until pale and fluffy.
  3. Strain milk into egg mixture, stir to combine and return to saucepan over low heat. Continue stirring until mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  4. Pour into frozen ice cream canister and mix to manufacturer’s instructions. If not using an ice cream maker, pour into a lined tray and freeze for an hour or until setting around the edges. Whisk and return to tray until fully frozen.


  • To make chocolate ice cream, add 1/2 cup sifted cocoa with the milk mixture
  • Add 1/2 tsp soaked saffron threads and 1 cinnamon quill with milk mixture for a more exotic ice cream

Keywords: ice cream, cardamom

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Nutritional Information
Serving Size 164g
Calories 487
Sugar 42g
Sodium 0.07g
Fat 34g
Saturated Fat 21g
Carbohydrates 42g
Fiber 0g
Protein 3.2g