It's getting warmer & my eye has turned to cold luscious ice creams to cue up for summer. This cooked custard ice cream came from August 1993 Gourmet Magazine. This is produced/created by the Ciao Bella Gelato Company of New York. This combines cardamom with the saffron and pistachio nuts for a cool follow-up to a fiery East Indian curry or spicy Middle Eastern cuisine. It distinctly states that the use of saffron threads (againstthe use of saffron powder) will evoke the right aromatic flavor for "this suave dessert." Mmmmm... Thank you Trader Joe's for the saffron threads! Some of the prep time is for cooling custard - though I would opt to let it chill overnight in fridge & prechill in freezer before putting in my small Cuisinart ice cream maker which can poop out before the churning is ideal.