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Coffee Cardamom Ice Cream Recipe

Coffee Cardamom Ice Cream Recipe
  • Meal

    Ice Cream and Frozen Treats

  • Cusine


2 cups cream

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon cardamom pods

2 tablespoons medium ground coffee

6 egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


In a heavy saucepan bring cream and milk to a simmer. While dairy is heating, toast cardamom pods in a dry skillet until aromatic, about 30 seconds, and press down on them to open with the flat side of a knife. When dairy comes to a simmer, remove from heat, stir in cardamom pods, cover, and steep for 30 minutes. In a clean heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and coffee until well combined. Quickly strain dairy into egg yolks and whisk until fully combined. Place pot over medium-low heat and cook, whisking frequently, until a custard forms on a spoon and a finger swiped across the back leaves a clean line, or until custard temperature reaches 170 degrees F. Stir in salt to taste. Strain custard through a fine mesh strainer and chill in either ice bath or refrigerator until it is very cold, about 40 degrees F. Churn in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions, then transfer to an airtight container and to harden in freezer for at least 4 hours before serving.