Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Of Cardamom pillows and honey drops..............

I was browsing blogs on Saturday afternoon as one does, and lets face it there was nothing better to do as it was pouring outside and himself was engrossed in a certain games console that is the third person in our marrige I think sometimes (along with Liverpool FC) when I came across this:

Oh wonder of wonders Ice Cream Ireland had set people a tasting/testing challenge to make various ice creams for their new book, sure what could be better than a challenge involving ice cream????? Nothing I hear you cry, nothing, and you're right nothing could be better than ice creamy goodness made by my own fair hands.

So I checked out the flavours on offer and lo and behold one containing my new favourite spice - Cardamom, and when combined with honey I would be in foodie heaven.

So off I started out on Monday night with my milk, suger, eggs, cardamom and honey. I made my custard and already it smelled divine and if there wasn't pictures to be taken I would have eaten it there and then!!!! Custard city baby!!!

Tuesday night I was home late but this was my priority, I sieved, whipped and folded my way to ice cream heaven, this really was the most fantastically smelling ice-cream imaginable, so into the freezer it went and already I was thinking about eating it on Wednesday when I came home.

So tonight is Wednesday night, I have a friend coming over at 8 for some tasting so I had to get my pictures taken before the delicious iced confection is decimated before my very eyes!!!

So here's my attempt, the light wasn't great and I broke my ice-cream scoop but over all not bad at all, the kitchen does indeed smell of Cardamom pillows and honey drops...............................

P.S my only thoughts were, I should have used my ice cream machine as the ice-cream seperated slighted as you can see in the two toned scoop at the bottom here, but hey I'm not picky!!! Oh and it melted like hell aswell but when the ice-cream is this good who isn't going to lick the plate???

12 comments:

Lyndar said...

Oh God I want this for my brekkie now, the Crunchy Nut Cornflakes just won't cut it.

Now, I have a little Domestically Disabled question of two parts...
1. Is an ice-cream maker/machine just something you put the concoction in to freeze it;
2. What do/can you use if you don't have such a contraption..?

Rachel said...

Hey Lyndar, yes the ice-cream maker freezes it cos the bowl is frozen before hand but it churns as it freezes aswell so no seperation and if you don't have one you can stir every few hours but I just left mine in the freezer to do it's thing - Rachx

sarah said...

Hi Rachel,
This loooks yummy. Thanks for your comment on my site - I have you listed on my page of foodie sites... Be sure to add me... Sar

ams said...

I wish i was your next door neighbour!!!

Lyndar said...

Aha! Cheers Rach! [Tis I, Lynnie, btw; I blog under 'Lyndar' to confuse peoples ;)]

lorraine@italianfoodies said...

well done you!! I've never made ice-cream!! This was my perfect excuse to try but no time as usual:) This looks great!!

Sarah said...

Hi there! I like to browse the blogs on the weekend too haha. I've added you to by blogroll, hope you don't mind!!

Rachel said...

No problem Sarah, delighted you added me, added you too

Kieran said...

Thanks so much for the post!!! I hope I wasn't responsible for breaking break your scoop...

Rachel said...

Not at all Kieran, it was a shoddy scoop to begin with!!! :-)

I'll claim a free scoop in return when I'm in Killarney again ;-) tee hee

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Bröst said...

Love cardamom, that must that like heaven.