Honey lavender Ice Cream

The first disclaimer I have to make is that ice cream is hard to photograph, especially for someone with relatively little skill at photography.  The first reason is that it’s a blob of frozen cream and milk, so it’s a blob.  The second reason is that there are only so many angles from which to shoot a blob.  As a result, there are only a couple photos with this post, but I promise you that you will want to make this recipe over and over and over again.


It all begins with some lavender.  Did you know you can eat lavender and it tastes fantastic? Well it does.  Pair it with some honey and you have the base for a lot of delicious things in life.

I was first inspired to invent this recipe after I saw (and made) a recipe for lavender cupcakes.  Here’s what I came up with for the ice cream recipe:

1 c. cream

1 c. milk (preferably whole)

1 t. ground lavender buds

1/4 c. honey

Easy peasy.  First,  you need to grind your lavender and remember that a little bit goes a long, loooooong ways.  I used a mortar and pestle:


The lavender should be very fine and free of twigs, seeds, and other hard stuff.  While you are crushing your lavender, put the cream and milk in a mixer and whip slightly for a minute or two.  Pre-whipping the cream helps the ice cream stay airy and light. Then add the honey:


{Ohhhh, action shot}

Once the honey has been mixed in, add the lavender and some red and blue food coloring to make it purple if you wish ( I added 2-3 drops of each color and as you can see, it’s pretty pale.  5 drops of each color should do it though.).  Stir it by hand a bit to make sure all of the ingredients are incorporated and throw it into your ice cream maker for about 25 minutes .


Then eat the whole bowl.



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