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Lavender & Honey

It's midsummer and even though the best of the lavender crop is now in its later days, it doesn't mean you can't still enjoy it! This is a little bit of a different post for us, we're keen little cooks in our spare time and thought we may try sharing a little recipe we like very much.

This is our little recipe for lavender and honey ice cream. It's one of the sweetest tastes with the aroma of an all time favourite flower put into one, you could almost convince yourself that it's kind of healthy. There's nothing much nicer than sitting outside in the warmth of the evening with a bowl of ice cream watching the Sun go down.

Note: We don't have an ice cream machine so have written this recipe with the method we use to make ice cream without the aid of one. If you do have an ice cream machine then simply pour your final mixture into it and follow your manufacturer's instructions as to how to freeze when noted in the method.

Ingredients

  • 250ml whole milk
  • 120ml honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried edible lavender
  • 475ml double cream
  • 5 egg yolks
  • Optional: Food colouring

Method

  1. Stir together your milk, lavender and honey in a saucepan over a medium heat. Be careful not to boil it, you want it to come to the beginnings of a light simmer, then remove it from the heat, cover it with a lid and leave it to sit. Depending on how strong you want your lavender flavour to be, leave it for anywhere between 15-30 minutes.
  2. Mix your egg yolks in a medium bowl. Put your infused milk mixture back on a very low heat to warm it. Whilst constantly stirring your yolks, slowly pour half of the pan into your bowl of egg yolks. Once all mixed through, add it back into the pan and continue to heat it until it starts to form a custard. With constant stirring, it will start to thicken and stick to your spoon more.
  3. Pour your double cream into a mixing bowl and using a strainer, carefully pour your custard into the bowl. Squeezing on the flowers with the back of your spoon can help as they'll have soaked up some of your mixture. Once everything is in your mixing bowl, mix it all together.

    Although not compulsory, we added a few drops of natural food dye into our mixture to turn it from cream to purple. If you want to add some too then add it now and mix it through.
  4. Wrap your bowl with cling film and put in the fridge to chill it through, this could take around an hour so check on it from time to time to make sure when it's ready.
  5. Once chilled, place in a tupperware container and place in freezer. If you have an ice cream machine then pour it in and follow your manufacturer's instructions. We returned every 30 minutes to stir the mixture around in the container for 2-3 hours before leaving it overnight.
  6. Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Lavender icecream...how romantic and dreamy..
          1. Please do, it'd be amazing to know how you get on with it! [:

            Kitty on the

        1. Wow, amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! Love, Rachel
          1. Thank-you for your lovely comment. Hope you get a chance to make some too!

            Kitty on the

        2. This looks delicious!!! I’ll definitely make this recipe some time next week. :D
          1. Thank-you, Olle! Please let us know how it went, it'd be great to hear how your ice cream turned out!

            Kitty on the

        3. This looks sooooo good! 😙

          Stefanie on the

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          1. It sounds horribly immodest to say it tastes good, but we hope you get to make some and try it for yourself!

            Kitty on the

        4. i'd have never thought of combining those two things. it sounds like it'd be delicious, and it certainly looks it :)
          1. Hope you get to make yourself some, sometime! It was very pretty to photograph (plus the smell was an added bonus!)

            Kitty on the

        5. looks so yummy!

          camilla on the

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          1. Yay, really happy you think so! Thank-you!

            Kitty on the

        6. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe soon!
          1. That is so happy-fying to hear, thank-you! Hope you have fun making it (and eating it!)

            Kitty on the

        7. Mmmm! Something about the color that makes it look a hundred times sweeter. ♥
          1. So happy you think so! We umm'ed and ahh'ed about colouring it and now I'm super glad we did from what you said. Thank-you!

            Kitty on the

        8. That looks so delicious!
          1. Very happy you think so! It was the most photogenic ice cream we've ever met.

            Kitty on the

        9. oh that looks good.
          1. Very happy you think so (hopefully you can make a yummy batch for yourself!)

            Kitty on the

        10. Bravo! Looks so tasty and nice :)

          Grace on the

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          1. Thank-you, Grace. We can testify that it is, but that would kind of be a bit biased too!

            Kitty on the

        11. So yum :D I love the 2nd photo especially!
          1. Thank-you! It's always great to hear what people individually like. [:

            Kitty on the

        12. Oh my gosh. I want to make this right now!
          1. Do it! Ice cream party!

            Kitty on the

        13. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [: Those lavander fields look so amazing.
          1. You're welcome, we hope you get to try it out one day! Indeed, the fields are incredibly impressive; just what one pictures Provence to look like (only 1,000 times bigger!)

            Kitty on the

        14. Wow! It looks fantastic!
          1. Thank-you, Ingrid! Really happy you think so. [: