Today’s recipe was inspired by the exotic flavors of Mashti Malone’s, my favorite ice cream in all of L.A. In case you don’t know, this little shop on La Brea is owned by two Iranian brothers who pack the magic of the ancient world into their products. My favorite treat of theirs is the orange blossom ice cream. It tastes like a flower garden frozen in cream. One bite and I feel like a fictional Persian princess ready to take a carpet ride with my loyal pet tiger.
2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, rinsed, and hulled
1/4 cup rose water
2 tablespoons honey
the contents of 2 cardamom pods
Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze at least four hours.