Over the past few years we’ve played with many spices, and continue to be fascinated with how they interact with ice cream both as components and sole flavors. It is our belief that Vanilla is the ice cream world’s corner stone for a reason, and there are still many amazing spices that are just waiting for their chance. This week, its the magical spice’s turn, Garam Masala. Garam Masala is really a fantastical mix of many familiar spices, often including a mix of cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, bay leaf, star anise to name a few. While you can buy some great mixes off the shelf, a little elbow grease, and a spice or coffee grinder make this spice mix scream to all new heights. As we’re wont to do, we created our own Garam Masala blend for this flavor.
The spices are toasted in a pan for a bit, then ground in a spice or coffee grinder to bring them all together.
Once ground, the spice blend is added into the ice cream mix and steeped during the cooking process to draw out the flavor.
The result is a delightfully complex, garam masala infused ice cream with notes of cumin, star anise, cardamom and pepper.
Like to try some? You can be one of two lucky winners of this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 1/10/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. 🙂 Good luck!
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