Vegan Blueberry Cardamon Ice-cream with Salted Caramel Sauce

Vegan Blueberry and Cardamom Ice cream with salted caramel sauce
Mustikka-kardemummajäätelö ja suolainen kinuskikastike
I am just packing for my summer trip to Berlin.  I can’t wait to get back there! I have a huge list of restaurants and cafes to visit.  As long as I don’t mind eating breakfast twice a day I should just about manage to visit them all.  Before I go though, I have to post another aquafaba ice-cream recipe.  I had such great feedback on my Vegan Black Forest Ice cream I had to give another flavour a try.   The recipe below is almost exactly the same as before.  However this is a blueberry cardamom version, a combination match made in heaven.  I have also rippled the ice cream with salted caramel sauce and some crunchy pecans.  I can’t decide which is my favourite,  the blueberry version is almost sorbet like, where the black forest cherry is a little more indulgent.
I will do my best to post as usual while I am away and I will also give some recommendations of places to eat out and about in Berlin.  So watch this space . . . And also check out my recipes for  Raspberry and Baobab Lemonade Baobab, Blackcurrant, Cardamom, Coconut Ice-Pops and Vegan Chocolate Praline Semifreddo for other ideas to cool down in the heat!
Vegan Blueberry and Cardamom Ice-cream with salted caramel sauce
80 g cashews, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
Juice of 1 lime
1 small ripe banana, chopped into pieces
400 g frozen blueberries, defrosted
2 tsp ground cardamom
2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
2 dl of aquafaba/ chickpea juice
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract
80 g white sugar
2 x my salted caramel sauce recipe (see here)

A good handful of pecan nuts, roughly chopped

Add the cashews, lime juice, 300 g of the blueberries, chopped banana, cardamom and maple syrup to a food processor or blender.  If you prefer to limit the amount of sugar, feel free to leave out the maple syrup.  Blend until completely smooth,  this make take a little time, but you want the mixture to be smooth or your ice cream will be grainy.  Set to one side.

Pour the chickpea juice into a spotlessly clean bowl, add the cream of tartar and whisk until you have stiff peaks.  Add the vanilla and then the sugar bit by bit.  It is super important you whisk the aquafaba until super thick or the ice cream will be too runny.  It usually takes 8 – 10 mins on high using my KMix.

Fold the blueberry mixture, along with the remaining blueberries, into the aquafaba, trying not to knock out too much of the air.

Pour into your freezing container, I used an IKEA loaf tin measuring 32 cm x 13 cm.    Drizzle the salted caramel sauce onto the ice cream and lightly stir to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle with the chopped pecan pieces.

Freeze for at least 8 hours.


  1. I’m on the hunt for good recipes to treat my family coming early November..i just added this to my recipe book.
    Many thanks
    Jim.Brisbane,Australia. 😊


  2. Just wanted to let you know I made this ice cream today and it was really delicious. Cardamom is one if my favourite spices and it wirks really well with blueberries. Thank you for sharing.


  3. This looks delicious.
    Do you think it would be ok to throw the mixture in an ice-cream maker or is the aquafaba too fragile to handle the churning?

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    1. I don’t know if you should risk it, the ice cream is so light as it basically has meringue mixed through it. It might work, but I imagine it would collapse a bit and freeze quite hard


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