Cardamom is a flavor that is common to Swedish dishes, but even if you are not having a Scandinavian menu, this is fantastic. With the eggs, this is much like a frozen custard. We loved it! To lighten the fat a bit I used half and half instead of the heavy cream and also used 2% milk rather than whole milk. We didn't notice any lightness, it tasted very decadent and just a perfect use of our new ice cream machine! Thanks for posting, made for ZWT #9!