Make Ahead

Cardamom Pistachio Ice Cream

March 23, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Makes 1.25 pints
Author Notes

Think of this as kulfi with a kick. Rose water helps to give the ice cream a heady floral scent and, aside from adding flavor, the pistachio liquer gives it a slight chewiness. Serve it with your favorite Indian meal and you'll be racing through the nan, straight for dessert. —hillary

What You'll Need
  • 2 teaspoons ground green cardamom
  • 1.5 cups half & half
  • 0.5 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 0.5 teaspoons rose water
  • 2 tablespoons Dumante (pistachio liquer)
  1. Heat half & half and cardamom over low heat, until it comes to a simmer. Once it is simmering, add the sugar and allow the mixture to continue heating until the sugar is dissolved and the flavor of the cardamom has infused, about 10-15 minutes. Take care that your mixture does not boil.
  2. Remove cardamom infused half & half from the heat and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Place the egg yolks in a blender and mix, streaming in the cardamom half & half slowly until both are well incorporated.
  4. Add heavy cream, Dumante and rose water to the blender and mix.
  5. Chill your ice cream base until is has completely cooled, then churn according to your ice cream maker instructions.

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  • Jennifer Ann
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  • MrsWheelbarrow
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3 Reviews

Jennifer A. March 24, 2010
Sounds lovely! I just pulled out my ice cream maker a few weeks ago, and will try this one soon.
MrsWheelbarrow March 24, 2010
This looks like a lovely combination of flavors and answers my constant question of qhat to serve after Indian food. Can't wait to try it (but I have to find this liqueur first!)
hillary January 28, 2011
I ran into this problem recently, as my local liquor stores don't seem to carry Dumante. I ended up ordering another bottle online. Well worth it, I think. If you google the name, you should be able to find stores that will ship to your area.