Friday, August 29, 2008

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

I think I'm getting the hang of making ice cream. I thought this was amazing, but my Honey Lavender Ice Cream was a whole new realm of good. It started with half & half, whipping cream, orange blossom honey, and some culinary lavender.
Lavender and cream base
I heat up the mixture for a while, then let the lavender seep for about 30 minutes. I removed the lavender by pouring the mix through a fine sieve.
Strain the Lavender and add the eggs
I whisked a few eggs and a pinch of salt and slowly combined the mixture together.
Eggs and salt
Then I reheated the base just a bit more, and admired the beautiful shade of cream it has become.
re-heat the mixture, then chill overnight
I let the mix chill overnight. I started to get worried at this point, because the mixture was so extremely fragrant. I'm not one to like eating foods that are too perfume like. At this point, the mix was made and there was nothing left to do, but throw it in the machine and hope for the best.
In the Ice Cream maker
Nice and smooth after the machine. I let it chill in the freezer for an extra day.
After the Ice Cream Maker - into the freezer to harden
Wow. Really, wow. Not too fragrant at all, just right actually.
Homemade Honey Lavender Ice Cream
The texture came out perfect. The best I've gotten so far.
Homemade Honey Lavender Ice Cream
Recipe can be found here.

3 comments:

erin said...

Ooo, looks delicious. Rosewater ice cream is my favorite to make. Same idea, I worry that it gets a little too fragrant, but it never does. The rose meshes SO well with the cream. Where do you buy the lavendar?

dailycraft said...

Hi Erin!

I bought my Lavender from:
http://phlavender.stores.yahoo.net/culinary.html

It was a really nice transaction, I reccomend ordering from them! But if you just need a few teaspoons, come on by.. I still have plenty!

maverick diva said...

thank thank thank you!
cant wait to try it out myself!