Saffron Ice Cream with cardamon and rose water

Saffron Ice Cream with Cardamon and Rose Water

Who doesn’t love ice cream? And who doesn’t love trying new flavors? This one is an Iranian version, I made a mistake by adding the frozen cream pieces at the beggining, now I know that I was supposed to add them at the end. It’s my first custard based ice cream, interesting,can’t wait to try new flavors.

1 cup milk
4 T cornstarch
100 gr sugar
1/4 t saffron dissolved in 50 ml rose water
2 cardamon pods,cracked
100 ml cream

One day ahead, pour the cream in a pan (a thin layer) and freeze.
Boil the milk with the sugar and cardamon.In a bowl mix the cornstarch with cold milk and add to the boiling milk. Mix until starts to thicken,then add the saffron dissolved in rose water.Remove and let cool.
Place in a container in the freezer and cover every 3-4 hours. Dreaming of an ice cream maker,until than I’ll use this method.
Before serving,take out the frozen cream , break into pieces and incorporate into the ice cream.
Stay cool!

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