Homemade Cardamom & Strawberry Ice cream – Eggless

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice cream!! 😀

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I am an ice cream fiend. There is an Ice Cream Works store near my place, which I totally adore for their yummy and delightful variety of ice creams. They have an amazing variety of frozen yoghurt as well. I am usually the first one to try all their new flavors. There was one point when my husband had to physically restrain me from walking to the ICW store every time I went to the food court in the mall :/

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There was this ice cream maker I’d been eyeing for a long time. So imagine my delight when my sister gifted me the said ice cream maker for my birthday! I tucked the ice cream container into the freezer and plunged headlong into making ice cream the very next day. I asked DH what flavor he wanted, and he was undecided. From my routine trip to the supermarket, I came across a bunch of fresh strawberries and that decided what my ice cream would be!

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Since this was my first time making Ice creams, I used a superb and easy recipe from Chefinyou. You can head over here for the original recipe. There are detailed step by step instructions which are easy to follow. The changes I made were that I substituted Cardamom essence in place of Vanilla, added Strawberry preserve and macerated the chopped strawberries, and used a combination of heavy cream, fresh cream and condensed milk for the base. My ice cream maker took 25 mins to get to soft-serve stage, at which point I took the ice cream out and mixed the strawberries in by hand. I let it set in the freezer for about 12 hrs; in hindsight, the ice cream took longer to set maybe because of my use of fresh cream.

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This is easy to make, rich, and creamy. That it is eggless is an added attraction for vegetarians. The ice-cream turned a light pink with streaks of strawberry pieces everywhere. The cardamom was a perfect complement to the sweet-tart taste of the strawberries and made the ice cream a dream to eat. I shared this with neighbours who promptly asked me when I was going to make my next batch 😀

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Try it 🙂 Once you make ice cream at home, you will never feel the need to go to the store again to buy ice cream !

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