Monday, July 16, 2012

Cardamom Plum Ice Cream

Yes, I'm on an ice cream kick.  So far this month, I've only published ice cream recipes.  Sorry, if you don't like ice cream...I don't like to turn on my oven when it's 100 degrees outside, so ice cream it is. Since we are talking ice creams, I thought I'd give you a recap of all my ice cream recipes before going on to today's recipe. So here they are:

Now on to my Cardamom Plum Ice Cream.  Isn't it beautiful?

I like plums, but they are not my favorite fruit.  I can handle having a few in my house, I'll eat through those within a week. But when I have a few dozen, I struggle.  This week, in our bountiful basket we got quite a few.  So, I decided I needed to find an incredible way to use them.  I automatically started thinking about ice cream (because, of course, I'm on an ice cream kick).  

Plum ice cream on it's own didn't sound very exciting, so I thought I'd give it some help with adding cardamom.  I had never tried cardamom until I was an adult, and it is one of those spices that I literally said, "Where have you been my whole life!?!", when I first tried it.  This ice cream very much reminds me of Indian Rice Pudding (which, in my opinion is way better than our American version), except without the rice, of course, and an added tartness from the plums.  This is my new favorite treat.  I topped mine with fresh raspberries from my yard and a drizzle of incredibly good!

Cardamom Plum Ice Cream
1 can coconut milk, chilled
3/4 cup non-dairy milk (So Delicious Coconut Milk), chilled
1/2-3/4 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom (I used 3/4 teaspoon, but use less if you aren't huge into cardamom)
1/2 cup honey (I had a mellow local honey, that is incredible)
1 1/4 cup pureed plums (I peeled mine to remove some of the tartness, and I believe it was about 8 plums...and mine had yellow flesh, hence the color of the ice cream)

Combine all ingredients together (I mixed mine together in a blender) and freeze it in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. 


  1. That sounds so yummy. Raspberries ar making the ice-cream look more tasty.

  2. This looks delicious and so easy. I also have two sons much they're much older than your kiddos and I'm teaching them to cook their own gluten free meals. We'll do this one soon and I'll be back to check out more of your lovely blog, too.