Try making your own ice cream with fresh floral elements. Here is a simple recipe for lavender ice cream made from fresh lavenders.
What are the ingredients needed?
- 4 cups of milk
- 2 cups of whipping cream
- 8 egg yolks
- 1 cup of fine white sugar
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 cup of honey
- stalks of fresh lavenders or dried lavenders (used for cooking)
What materials do I need?
- ice cream maker (borrow from Mom or from the lovely neighbor)
- mixing bowls
- sauce pans
How to make all these into ice cream?
Step 1: Pick lavender petals from the stem. Set aside.
Step 2: Pour in honey, and half of the lavender petals into a sauce pan. Allow it to cook and simmer on medium heat. Set aside.
Step 3: Once the lavender and honey mixture simmered, set them aside for an hour for the honey to steep the lavender petals.
Step 4: After an hour, pour and strain lavender and honey mixture into the mixing bowl with the whipping cream. Set aside.
Step 5: Bring together milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan and allow to simmer.
Step 6: Use the whisk to beat the egg yolks.
Step 7: Whisk together the milk mixture and beaten egg.
Step 8: Pour the milk and egg mixture into the saucepan and allow to simmer until thick. This will take approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Set aside after.
Step 9: Pour and strain the milk and egg into the lavender, honey and whipping cream mixture.
Step 10: Add the other half of the lavender petals.
Step 11: Stir. Stir. Stir.
Step 12: Transfer the mixture to a bowl covered with cling wrap and place it in the freezer for 5 hours.
Step 13: After five hours, pour and strain the mixture into the ice cream maker. It is important to strain the lavender petals.
Step 14: Follow instructions on how to use the ice cream maker.
Step 15: Transfer the mixture into a container and chill it for a few hours.
Viola! 15 easy steps to ice cream heaven and just in time for your afternoon movie marathon.
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