cherry and cardamom ice cream

cherries
such a good combination, a bit of effort but worth it, it’s an American recipe, so use a converter for other measurements, unless you have an American cup (which I do!!)

cherries, pitted and chopped up, as many as you like
2 cups
milk or light cream
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
8 whole green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
3/4 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup whipping cream/I use mascarpone, because we can’t get fresh cream here
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

Put the milk, or light cream, vanilla bean and crushed cardamom pods into a heavy pan and bring slowly to the boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let infuse for 20 minutes. Take out the vanilla bean and scape the seeds into the liquid. Remove the crushed green cardamom pods.

Beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick. Gently reheat the milk or cream and beat a little of it into the egg yolks. Pour the egg mixture into the cream and return the pan to a low heat. Stir until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon; it will take several minutes. Do not let it boil, or you’ll get pieces of scrambled egg.

Remove the pan from the heat and continue to stir until it has almost cooled. Whip the whipping cream lightly and fold it into the custard. Add the 1/8 teaspoon of ground cardamom and cherries. Freeze in an ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s instructions or just freeze it and take it out occasionally and stir it up

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