Try making your own ice cream with fresh floral elements. Here is a simple recipe for lavender ice cream made from fresh lavender.
Making Lavender Ice Cream
- 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
Pick lavender petals from the stem. Set aside.
Pour in honey, and half of the lavender petals into a sauce pan. Allow it to cook and simmer on medium heat. Set aside.
Once the lavender and honey mixture simmered, set them aside for an hour for the honey to steep the lavender petals.
After an hour, pour and strain lavender and honey mixture into the mixing bowl with the whipping cream. Set aside.
Bring together milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan and allow to simmer.
Use the whisk to beat the egg yolks.
Whisk together the milk mixture and beaten egg.
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.
Pour and strain the milk and egg into the lavender, honey and whipping cream mixture.
Add the other half of the lavender petals.
Stir. Stir. Stir.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl covered with cling wrap and place it in the freezer for 5 hours.
After five hours, pour and strain the mixture into the ice cream maker. It is important to strain the lavender petals.
Follow instructions on how to use the ice cream maker.
Transfer the mixture into a container and chill it for a few hours.
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