This Dark Chocolate and Cardamom Ice Cream Recipe can be taken as an example how well cardamom can supplement the dark chocolate and work together to create an amazing ice cream flavor. I was skeptic about trying this one out and I was like wow this sounds like such a waste of ingredients. I must admit I was very wrong and I’m glad I tried it. It taste like a new unexpected flavor you get in a foreign country. It’s amazing. Let’s get straight to the recipe.
Dark Chocolate and Cardamom Ice Cream Recipe
- 4 1/2 oz dark 70% cocoa solids chocolate
- Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean
- 2 cardamom pods
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup superfine sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water.
Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with the back of a knife. Then crush the cardamom pods with the flat of the blade of the knife.
Place the milk in a separate pan and heat to just under boiling point, then add the sugar, vanilla seeds, and cardamom pods. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Using a strainer to catch the crushed cardamom pods, pour the milk into the melted chocolate and stir. Add the cream, stir well, and leave to cool at room temperature.
Once cool, pour into an ice-cream maker and churn following the manufacturer's instructions. Keep in the freezer until required.