Mango Curry Cardamon Ice Cream

** sorry about the pic quality, waiting for new camera cable from Ebay so all I had was my phone camera**

Wait Wait…stop cringing! I know what you are thinking. But trust me don’t knock it until you have tried it. This recipe is my own creation but it is was born out of a mish-mash of ideas and recipes.

How did it come about? Well, a couple of years back I went to my favorite ice cream shop in Montreal, Meu Meu (Moo Moo in French like a cow would do), and they had a spicy curry raisin ice cream. I had to have it. It was love at first lick. The subtle spicy curry-ness was a perfect match to sweet frozen cream. I never saw the flavor there again. This version also can find traces of inspiration in the traditional Indian ice cream called Kulfi. Kulfi is mostly flavored with pistachio, saffron and cardamon. Nope the mango was not inspired by an Indian influence, it was a last minute substitute. My intention was to use a lot of pistachio but there was not a pistachio to be found anywhere at the local big grocery store near my house. How pathetic. So I got dried mangoes instead but you could substitute for an equal amount of pistachios, crushed.

So here is my version. Don’t be frightened by the list of ingredients. It’s really an amazing combination.

Spices in 1/4 of milk before heating

Mango Curry Cardamon Ice Cream

1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup dried mangoes cut into pieces
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon chili powder

1. Rehydrate your dried mangoes for about 30 min by covering with boiling water, drain.
2. In a microwaveable bowl mix 1/4 cup milk, the sugar and all spices. heat for 30sec…just to warm up the mixture a bit and release the flavors.
3. Put milk, cream and sugar mix in ice cream machine
4. Add mangoes.
5. Follow ice cream machine instructions.