Orange Cardamom Ice Cream

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Author Notes: For my birthday last January, I decided to make a chocolate-orange birthday cake with orange ice cream. This is a recipe I adapted from Gourmet. I've made it with both allspice and ground cardamom, and I love the flavor and fragrance of the cardamom--and it goes particularly well with my chocolate-orange birthday cake. The Cointreau ups the orange flavor and keeps the ice cream from freezing too hard. January may be too cold for ice cream, but it's a great time for citrus. drbabs

Makes 1 quart

  • 2 large oranges, preferably organic
  • 2 cups half and half (or 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup whole milk)
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau or other orange flavored liqueur
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  1. Finely grate 2 tablespoons zest from oranges, then halve oranges and squeeze enough juice to measure 1/2 cup.
  2. Bring half and half, agave nectar, a pinch of salt, and orange zest to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, then remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes.
  3. Beat together yolks and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until thick and pale, about 1 minute. Add half and half mixture in a stream, whisking constantly until combined well. Pour mixture into same saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture coats back of spoon and registers 175°F on thermometer (Don't let it boil). Remove from heat and pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Refrigerate till cold.
  4. Stir in orange juice and ground cardamom and freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. Freeze for 2 hours before serving. (Or soft-serve it right away!)
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over 1 year ago indieculinary

Yum! I'm on a cardamom kick at the moment so this is right up my alley.

Junechamp

over 1 year ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I had some Orange and Cardamom ice cream at Bi_Rite Creamery in San Francisco this spring, and have been trying to duplicate the taste ever since. How come I didn't know this recipe was here???? Making it this weekend. I have everything I need in the house! So fab!!

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over 1 year ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks, June! I hope you enjoy it.

Sausage2

over 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Um, yum!!!! I am so glad we have an ice cream maker now!!!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I love ice cream year round, this sounds so amazing. Orange and cardamom together in an ice cream, perfect match!!

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over 3 years ago Sundayinthekitchen

This sounds like the perfect winter ice cream! I love the touch of Cointreau.

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you!

Stringio

over 3 years ago testkitchenette

Hello deliciousness. I want a scoop of this with hard chocolate sauce on it, stat!

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Don't you live on Long Island? We should plan a Food52 gathering in the spring.

Stringio

over 3 years ago testkitchenette

I do live on Long Island drbabs! We should plan a Food52 gathering, that would be amazing!

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks wonderful! Saved it to try it!!

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

thanks--i really love orange and cardamom together.

Me

over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I agree! And cardmom, orange and chocolate is the trifecta!!

Annalbu

over 3 years ago AppleAnnie

I can't wait to make this. And do you think it would made a nice sundae with chocolate ice cream (if there isn't time to make your cake)?

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Sorry, Apple Annie; I just saw this! Yes, I think that would be great!

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over 3 years ago Ginger's Kitchen

Happy birthday, drbabs! From all of us gathered in Austin, we love your recipe. We are busy making apple salads.

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yes, I noticed, and I have become your first fan! I love all your salads--wish I were in Austin cooking with you!

Ry_400

over 3 years ago melissav

Sounds great! Not too cold here in FL for ice cream and my fridge is overflowing with oranges so this is a "must try." And Happy Birthday!

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you! And lucky you! We're surrounded by snow with more on the way!