Combine cinnamon, mace, white pepper, nutmeg, coriander in a skillet and heat and cook shaking until aromatic. Cool then grind to a powder.
In a medium saucepan, add milk, vanilla seeds and about 1 tablespoon of the pepper mixture. Turn heat to medium and boil, stirring.
Beat yolks and sugar until thick. Stir 1/2 cup of the hot milk into the yolk mixture and beat. Stir warmed egg mixture back into the milk. Heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Add more pepper mixture, if necessary. Cool and strain and freeze in ice cream machine.
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Recipe courtesy Cecelia Heer 2002 for FoodTV.com's Ice Cream Cook-Off Competition.