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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cardamom Horchata Ice-Cream


Let's make ice-cream interesting using the famous drink Horchata. I always see this drink on menus when I go to smoothie shops or fancy coffee houses.  Horchata, is made from white, long grain, basmati rice. The drink is usually tan and milky and topped off with spices like cinnamon. I am going to use ground cardamom. Typically the drink has creamy milk whisked in although today we are adding sweetened condensed milk.

Cardamom is a spice that is strong, and has a unique spicy-sweet taste. The best flavor is when you find the cardamom in its pod yet it was hard for me to find a pod. So, in the spice isle at the grocery store, I just grabbed the ground cardamom.  The flavors are very aromatic.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup long grain basmati rice
2 cups warm water
3-5 cardamom pods or 1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 cup sweetened condensed mik
garnish with cinnamon

Directions:
In a blender add the rice, pods, and water.  Blend on full power.
Let the mixture sit for 1-2 hours.
Strain the mixture over a bowl in a cheese cloth. Discard the rice and cardamom pods.
Whisk the sweetened condensed milk into the mixture.
Then using your ice-cube tray pour the liquid mixture into the cubes and freeze.
Using your Dessert Bullet add the frozen cubes of Horchata in the chute, turn on, and press down and out come your Cardamom Horchata Ice-Cream.
Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy..


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