an aromatic spice for an extraordinary taste sensation
organic milk, organic cream, organic cane sugar, organic egg yolk, organic nonfat milk, organic vanilla extract, organic cardamom.
For the real scoop on Three Twins' flavors, we went straight to the source: Founding Twin Neal Gottlieb. Here’s what he says about Dad's Cardamom, one of our most praiseworthy selections.
Cardamom is a taste unto itself, so I am always at a bit of a loss when asked to describe its flavor. It’s akin to describing the color blue or the scent of white truffles.
What I can tell you about Dad's Cardamom is that it’s unapologetically delicious. Cardamom tends to envelop you in its taste and unmistakable aroma – it’s an otherworldly taste experience.
This is a flavor that often pleasantly surprises folks, whether they’re trying it for the first or third or 93rd time. And, this is one of the flavors that folks most often sing the praises of on Facebook and in the Twittersphere.
So, what's in it? Really, not much. We start with our base of milk, cream, sugar and eggs and then add our beloved Madagascar vanilla and a healthy dose of ground cardamom. And then we're done. Six ingredients. All delicious.
One of the things that I love about Dad's Cardamom is that, like Madagascar Vanilla, it plays so well with others. In fact, it makes fast friends with just about anything other than tartar sauce. It's great with other (Three Twins) ice cream as well as cake, pie, pudding, fruit, cookies and more. Of course, it’s also good by itself. How do you enjoy your Dad's Cardamom? Please let us know!
Make your parents proud and dig into a pint of Dad's Cardamom! Fun fact: Dad's Cardamom was originally called Cardamom when it first appeared at my San Rafael scoop shop, and it quickly proved very popular. However, a good portion of those asking for it would request a scoop of Cardamon. Being the polite lad that I am, I wouldn't correct them. Instead, I renamed the flavor to Dad's Cardamom hoping that having "dad" in the front of the name would help folks realize that "mom" is in the back. Strangely, it seems to have worked.