Spiced Ice Cream Recipe

spiced ice cream
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 Updated 23/07/2015

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A spicy ice cream just right for Christmas. Light, cooling and mouth watering.

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Dessert - Spiced Ice Cream with Meringue Crisps


  • seeds from 12 cardamom pods, ground finely with a pestle and mortar
  • 6floz milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • 6floz double cream
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Warm the milk and cardamom seeds in a saucepan.
  2. Do not boil.
  3. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until thick and light.
  4. Pour the warm milk, beating all the time, onto the egg and sugar mix.
  5. Return to the saucepan.
  6. Heat stirring over a low heat until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Stir in the cream, mixing well.
  9. Freeze in a suitable container until firm.
  10. Serve with a meringue crisp and chocolate sauce if desired.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 240 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


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