There is no limit for the use of cardamom. It is a sophisticated, intensely fragrant spice with digestive properties. My first contact with cardamom was through Anneke, who cooked this Thai rice for us long time ago. And Valentina inspired me to use cardamom for the first time! I fell in love with its aromatic fragrance!
And as Spring has sprung, let's celebrate with this refreshing granita, that tastes like a capuccino!
(Adapted from Fine Living)
5 cardamom pods
2 cups strong, freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Ground cinnamon (sprinkle over granita)
1) Split cardamom pods, grind the seeds with a mortar and pestle, and sprinkle seeds in with coffee when brewing.
2) Combine coffee and sweetened condensed milk with a hand-mixer.
3) Place mixture in metal bowl and freeze for 4 to 5 hours, and remember to spoon it sometimes.
4) The granita is ready when it has a creamy consistency with little ice crystals. Spoon into shotglasses or cups, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy this frozen capuccino!