Dessert Recipes > Spiced Ice Cream

This recipe is part of the December 2009 Recipes Menu

Starter - Pear with Stilton Pate
Main Course - Partridges with Stuffing Balls
Dessert - Spiced Ice Cream with Meringue Crisps

How to make Spiced Ice Cream:
A spicy ice cream just right for Christmas. Light, cooling and mouth watering.


Spiced Ice Cream
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)


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