Making Lavender Ice Cream

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
  • strainer
  • whisk

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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