Cardamom iceblock

Preparation info
  • Makes


    if using shot glasses
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

The subcontinent’s favourite ice cream, kulfi is cleansing, cooling and invigorating. It is flavoured with beautiful spices from its Persian origins, and can also contain fruit such as mango or banana. When it is very hot and you need to cool down, the energy hit from this frozen dessert will get you moving again.


  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 500 ml (17 fl oz/2 cups)


Remove the cardamom seeds from their pods. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the seeds until they resemble freshly cracked black pepper. Set aside.

Place a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the milk, cream and crushed cardamom seeds. Bring to the boil, then add the condensed milk, stirring constantly. Add the almonds, pistachios and ground cardamom.

Once the mixture retu