500ml – whole fat milk
400 ml – full fat cream
5 tbsps – Darjeeling tea leaves
2 tbsp – Corn flour
1 tbsp – Milk powder
400 gms – Sugar
4 nos – Cardamom
1/2 inch – freshly grated ginger
Bring the milk to a boil. Add tea leaves and boil for couple more minutes. Add cardamom powder, stir and let it cool down a little. Strain it.
In a small bowl mix corn flour and milk powder with 2 tbsp of the above tea, and set aside. Make sure there are no lumps at all.
Now again heat the tea and cream together. Add sugar and stir till it is dissolved completely. While stirring continuously add the cornflour milk powder mixture to this. Keep stirring to avoid the mixture getting stuck to the bottom. Cook till the mixture thickens. (Dip a wooden spoon in the mixture. Draw a line on the back of the spoon. If the line stays without merging again, then its done) remove this mixture and let it sit for 2 mins. Keep stirring it to avoid it from getting hard.
Now pour in this mixture into the standmixer bowl or a glass bowl. Beat it for 15 minutes on low speed or till the outside of the bowl feels cool.
Pour it into an freezer safe airtight container. Freeze it for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
Remove it from the freezer, scoop it back into the mixer bowl and whisk it for half an hour to 40 mins on low speed. This is the step that makes the icecream smooth without ice crystals. Beat it til there are no, as in NO air bubbles at all . The mixture should be silky and smooth. Pour it back into the container and freeze it over night.
You can use mint leaves, cinnamon, clove instead of cardamom and ginger.
This blog post is part of the monthly “Cooking With Friends” themed blog post challenge. This challenge was started by a bunch of virtual friends united by their love of food, with the aim of tackling a different food related theme each month.Disclaimer:
This blog post is part of the monthly “Cooking With Friends” themed blog post challenge. This challenge was started by a bunch of virtual friends united by their love of food, with the aim of tackling a different food related theme each month. If you want to try this month’s theme, please feel free to do so and link your recipe in the comments section.We’d love to check it out.
Meanwhile, check out what the others in the group have come up with this month.
Dolphia of Story Of Cooks
Garima of Cafe Garima
Jayasri of My Veg Fare
Jyothi of Curry Trail
Anjana of At the Corner of Happy and Harried
Subhasmita of The Flavours Of Kitchen
Sujatha of Spices N Treats
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