Saturday, July 2, 2011

Honey Cardamom Ice cream

During my initial days in this country, I used to look forward to the long weekends. That is the only time we could go out and visit places. When we are still having fun on memorial day weekend, I would be thinking what to do for independence day weekend. Not anymore. These long weekends come and go and I am shocked to see that we have already crossed half of 2011. Time just flies particularly if one keeps themselves busy.
So, what are your plans for this weekend? We are not doing anything in particular. Simple weekend, simple food and a very simple recipe for those who want to sit back and enjoy their time off and beat the heat. This recipe has only two ingredients with one optional ingredient I should say. Not many are fond of cardamom and you can use some other flavoring or omit it altogether. Ice cream will still be delicious. Consistency of this ice cream is more like the soft serve ice cream. Very creamy, very soft and ready to melt in the mouth.
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Heavy Cream - 4 cups (You could use 2 1/2 cups heavy cream and 1 1/2 cups whole milk or half and half)
Honey - 2/3 cup
Cardamom - 7 pods crushed into powder (Or per taste)

In a sauce pan, heat the heavy cream. Add honey and stir till honey is dissolved. Add cardamom powder. It has to be heated just until small bubbles appear all over. No need to boil it. Cover and let it sit at room temperature for an hour or so till it comes to room temperature. Place it in the refrigerator till very cold or preferably overnight.
Freeze in the ice cream maker as per the manufacturer's instructions. Freeze for at least 10 hours. Use within a month. If you don't have the ice cream maker, refer to this post for instructions to make ice cream without the machine.

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  1. Loved the combo,honey and cardamom, sure looks very creamy.

  2. Delicious looking ice cream with cardamom. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Delicious ice cream. Have a lovely time.

  4. beautiful down with fever and throat infection so cant make and relish on it but definitely going to try this. beautiful bowls as well.

  5. Wat a flavourful and wonderful icecream,feel like relishing..

  6. Such a simple recipe!! Would love to try it sometime...

  7. simple and gr8 recipe if icecream
    1st time here nice pace o visit and follow

  8. Time is flying my friend .. and in few months it will be fall again. I am making the best and most use of the summer heat :)
    This is an excellent ice cream and looks lovely.

  9. I am bookmarking and definitely give it a try :)

    Even I am like you while I am enjoying one long weekend, I start preparing for the next as I am a big planner and need to have all advanced bookings etc. :)

  10. Lovely recipe and love the bowls too! Where are they from?

  11. Thanks everyone for taking time to leave a comment.
    Magpie, These bowls as most of my props are from thrift stores. I cannot afford pull price for my hobby yet.

  12. really looks great-cardamom is one of my favorite spices.

  13. I love cardamom and have recently got an ice-cream maker so am on the lookout for new recipes to try. This looks like a good one.

  14. Vow delicious. Would love to try it. Just wanted to know if heavy cream is same as whipping cream that we get in India.

    1. Smita,
      Heavy cream is the same as whipping cream.


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