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Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Lavender Ice Cream Recipe     Lavender Ice Cream is a refreshing treat on a hot summers day. Grab some Lavender flowers from your garden for this simple Lavender ice cream recipe below. If you don't have any Lavender blooming simply use dried culinary Lavender, Lavender extract, or Lavender syrup when in a pinch.

    To make this Lavender ice cream recipe at home you will need an ice cream maker either an electric or a hand crank model. The new ice cream makers available make it easy as they do not require rock-salt and ice!

    Using very finely chopped fresh Lavender flower adds a bit of color to the finished ice cream. You may also add a drop or two of food coloring to the cream base before freezing to get a light Lavender color if desired. Use dried Lavender buds or fresh flower blooms harvested from plants that are free from any possible chemicals such as fertilizers or yard sprays.


Lavender Ice Cream Recipe:

* 3 cups heavy cream
* 1 1/2 cup half-and-half
* 1 cup Sugar or use 1 cup mild Honey (Optional - For Lavender Honey Ice Cream)
* 1/4 cup edible dried Lavender flowers or 1/3 cup Fresh Lavender Flowers
* 2 large eggs room temperature
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 - 1 Teaspoon Extract(s) such as Lavender or Vanilla if using
* Food Coloring if using

    Remember that either fresh or dried Lavender flowers may be used to make this Lavender Ice Cream Recipe. Harvest Lavender flowers just prior to use picking ones with bright flower color or use dried culinary Lavender. Have a sieve ready to strain them from the custard base prior to freezing.

    Place the fresh or dried Lavender flower into a saucepan along with cream, half-and-half, sugar, honey (if using) and heat slowly to just under a boil allowing the Lavender to diffuse into the liquid. Stir gently to keep a skin from forming on top of the liquid. Turn down the heat to the lowest setting and cover to allow the Lavender to steep in the liquid about 30 minutes depending on the desired intensity of flavor.

    Next whisk the eggs and salt together in a large bowl slowly adding in one cup of the warm cream to avoid curdling the eggs. Add this egg mixture back to your saucepan and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the mixture thickens and will coat the back of a spoon. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Use medium low heat and stir, stir, stir gently!

    Remove Lavender by straining the custard using a fine sieve and stir in a drop or two of Lavender food coloring if using, and any extracts being sure not to add too much. Set aside for a few minutes to cool.

    Allow the ice cream mix to cool for a few minutes prior to chilling in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Following your units instructions to the letter will give you the best results. Have your ice cream freezer at the ready. Grab the frozen insert from the freezer just prior to pouring in the chilled ice cream mixture. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your ice cream maker.

    Add the fully chilled Lavender ice cream mixture to your ice cream maker then turn it on, or hand crank depending on your model. The finished ice cream will be of soft serve consistency and will need to be placed into a covered air tight container to further set up preferably overnight.

    You may use a large bowl with some plastic wrap or a lidded plastic freezer proof container. Set the container with the ice cream inside another container or bowl filled with ice or crushed ice and then place them into your freezer. Nesting the ice cream container in ice will further speed up the hardening process. Homemade Lavender ice cream is so hard to wait for!

    When it comes to serving your Lavender ice cream you have many choices. Scoop and serve in traditional cones, in bowls with honey drizzled on top or on top of warm waffles. However you serve your Lavender ice cream it is sure to be a hit with your guests craving more! Everyone will want the recipe!

Lavender Honey Ice Cream is my all time favorite summer treat.

Monin Lavender syrup may be used as well which is quite handy when the plant is not in bloom and is a simple way to get that Lavender flavor!


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