Yes I know…You can see the pattern. I prefer fruit ice cream. That is the case with this Roasted Plum Cardamom Ice Cream Recipe. I have a big plum tree in my backyard and I have enough of it for eating, pies, drinks and even ice cream. Plum ice cream is unconventional flavor when it comes to ice cream but trust me you will be surprised and you will be wondering why you haven’t tried this before. This recipe is fairly complicated. If you are looking for an easy recipe than this is not easy and it requires more than 30 min of preparation with cooking and roasting. Thank god we have access to the modern ice cream makers. At least we don’t have to manually churn every 15 min between refrigerating.
Roasted Plum Cardamom Ice Cream Recipe
- 1½ cups 350 grams heavy cream
- 10 lightly crushed green cardamom pods
- 1½ pounds about 6-7 ripe plums
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¾ cup 150 grams granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Take a saucepan (medium) and put heavy cream and the crushed cardamom pods and place it over medium heat. Bring the whole mixture just under boiling (It’s important to not let it boil)
Remove the mixture from the heat and cover it. Let it sleep for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut the plums in halves and remove the seed. Place them with the cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast for about 20 minutes, until plums are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork.
Put the roasted plums into a blender or a food processor. Add brown sugar and ground cardamom, and process them until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl, pushing liquid through with a rubber spatula.
When the cream is finished steeping, strain out the cardamom pods and add the cream to the plum purée. Stir until uniform in color, cover the bowl, and transfer to the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Remove bowl from the refrigerator and add granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly.
Turn on the ice cream maker and pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 25 minutes.
The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.
Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.
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