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amazing rosewater ice cream w/ summer strawberries

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Seattle, WA

"THE BEST vanilla ice cream EVER!" Not adventurous? Don't worry, just call it a 'secret ingredient' vanilla ice cream, and that's what they'll be saying! Elegant, best way to have ripe summer strawberries! SOOO tantalizing to the taste buds; my proudest invention. Missed the rosewater & cardamom desserts from my youth, made by our Persian friends, & came up with this. So easy to make, for a WOW effect. Mild and perfect for any palette. Not overpowering like some. My spouse is not big for berries, and loves & requests this on its own. Kids also love, 'despite' it being 'fancy.' lol

(1 rating)
prep time 5 Min

Ingredients For amazing rosewater ice cream w/ summer strawberries

  • good vanilla ice cream
  • rosewater, to taste (find at middle eastern markets, or online)
  • ground cardamom, to taste

How To Make amazing rosewater ice cream w/ summer strawberries

  • 1
    For family I make this individually in mugs. Add tiny drizzle of rosewater (little goes a long way) & several shakes cardamom powder to vanilla ice cream in mug. Stir with spoon till creamy, and adjust seasoning to taste (cardamom can have bit of a nip to it in larger quantities... experiment to see what suits your palette.) Add sliced fresh strawberries.
  • 2
    For company, I mix entire gallon of vanilla ice cream in a bowl with the rosewater & cardamom, then return to container until ready to scoop out & serve. (It will be more dense and creamy than the original ice cream after stirring; won't fill container all the way back up...that's good; it's such a rich, creamy texture!) Use ice cream scoop & serve in pretty dessert bowls with whole or sliced strawberries. Fabulous way to showcase your very best strawberries!
  • 3
    * Great recipe to make with kids if they are learning about the spice trade, or Persian Empire in history. :) Cardamom & rosewater are traditional Persian spices for desserts.