Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Vanilla Cardamom Ice Cream

As much as it hasn't felt too much like summer lately,  ice cream is essentially part of my year round life, so cold or not, if the urge happens to be felt, I whip up a bowl or two.

This flavor combination is one of my absolute favorites.  The vanilla and cardamom complement each other very well, although most would think this a rather odd pair. I found it in a raw vegan restaurant I used to work at, although theirs was a combination of coconut and cashew, I prefer a much lighter version made with frozen bananas. If you like it a bit richer, just add some coconut milk!

You cna also easily sub the vanilla pods for vanilla extract, just try finding one that is just vanilla and alcohol as the base. There are many out there that have artificial everything and additives galore.

Vanilla Cardamom Ice Cream


- 6-10 frozen bananas
- 1/2 tsp scraped vanilla seeds or 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp ground cardamom

In a food processor or high powered blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. It might take awhile and you might need to let the bananas defrost a bit depending on the appliance that you're using.

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