Rating: 4.75 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Summery lavender ice cream.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
6 hrs 20 mins
total:
6 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the milk and lavender in a 3-quart saucepan over low heat until warmed through. Remove from heat, and allow lavender to infuse for about 20 minutes. Remove flowers.

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  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar together in large bowl. Whisk the lavender-infused milk into the egg mixture, then pour it back into the saucepan. Heat the mixture over low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens and can coat the back of a spoon, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours.

  • Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions until it reaches "soft-serve" consistency. Transfer ice cream to a lidded container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should be place in the freezer at least 2 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 26.2g; cholesterol 223mg; sodium 53.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2012
This sounds amazing! I go to a lavender farm where I live and buy fresh french lavender! Can't wait to make this;p Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2012
Rich, creamy, delicious! I didn't have lavender blooms so I added two drops of FOOD GRADE lavender essential oil to the mix after the heating was finished. It turned out wonderfully! It also expands more than other ice cream recipes I have used. The batch makes about 2 quarts, so I doubled it for my 4 quart freezer. I ended up having to scoop some out when I found it was raising the lid! Next time I'll either make a single batch or freeze a double batch in the 6 quart freezer. I WILL make this one again though! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2012
A wonderful summery ice cream. I may suggest just a touch less sugar though. My family loved it (even those who are less adventurous eaters)! Definitely making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2012
I followed this recipes directions exactly using our farm fresh raw goats milk in place of both the milk and heavy cream called for in it. I used our duck egg yolks and used the full amount of sugar. This ice cream was absolutely wonderful! It was refreshing. My kids felt it tasted a lot like fruit loops of all things. They loved it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2015
OMG!!! This is my first attempt at homemade ice cream and this recipe is out of this world!!! I did everything as the directions said but I added 2 tablespoons of honey to the milk/lavender mixture. It is a very subtle taste of honey but this ice cream is a prize winner. I am so thrilled!! I also used 1 1/2 tablespoons of lavender because my lavender was not on the stem anymore. Takes a little time to make this but worth it!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2014
This was delicious! As lavender isn't in season at the moment I used 1.5 tablespoons of dried lavender which was very subtle. I'll use 2 rounded tablespoons next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2014
I added more lavender and it was still very faint flavoring. Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2013
This is an excellent recipe. I used a teaspoon of dry lavender which I bought in Amazon. I put twice less sugar. The outcome was delicious. We served lavender ice cream in the theme party we hosted - the food and drinks should be from famous movies (remember "It's complicated"?). Our guests were totally overwhelmed and remember this dish till now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2017
Lavender ice cream sounded horrible to me. But my son brought a container from a specialty store to try. It was so good but then I found out none of the stores carried it anymore. I went online and tried many recipes and this is THE BEST yummy and original flavored ice cream! Note: I'm allergic to lavender and the smell of fresh or essential oil gives me a migraine. Why do you risk a migraine and ignore the tickle in the back of your throat you ask? Trust me it's that good! I have my kids mess with the lavender buds (dried--2 TBS) and I do the rest. Then I keep Benedryl handy. lol Read More
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