Summer’s Here Make Lavender Ice Cream
Provence’s lavender fields are incredible fields of bright purple that seem to go on for miles, a must-see if you’re ever travelling to the area. Typically, they’re in full bloom in June, with the harvest planned for mid-July. If you love the delicately sweet aroma of lavender, imagine how much you’ll love it in a sweet summer treat!
Lavender Ice Cream
- 3 cups Whole Milk
- 1 cup Heavy Cream or whipping cream
- 8 medium Egg Yolks
- 1 ½ Cups Granulated Sugar
- ½ Cup Fresh Lavender Flowers* stems removed
- Heat fresh herbs with the milk and heavy cream in a high-sided 4-quart pot.* Bring to a boil, turn off and let flavour “seep” for 20 minutes. This will flavour the milk/heavy cream mixture.
- In a separate bowl, temper egg yolks and sugar.
- Add tempered egg/sugar mixture back in saucepan and heat to 140 degrees.***
- Strain and cool in an ice bath to 75 degrees, then turn in an ice cream machine.
- Turn until soft-serve stage; it will completely set up in the freezer overnight. If you overturn it and let it become totally solid, it will become crystallized and grainy.