LAVENDER ICE CREAM: IT'S COMPLICATED
Lavender Ice Cream: it's Complicated
- 2 Cups milk
- 2/3 Cup cream
- 3 egg yolks
- 3/4 Cup sugar
- 1 Cup fresh lavender blossoms
- Heavy sauce pan
- Bowl for combining yolks and sugar
- Strainer if desired
- Ice cream maker of your choice.
Combine milk, cream and lavender flowers in a heavy saucepan.
Gently warm mixture on medium heat, until foamy.
In separate bowl, mix eggs until well blended and thick.
Add sugar to eggs, stirring well.
Strain milk/cream, to remove lavender blossoms, if desired.
Add 1/2 cup of warm milk/cream mixture to eggs, blend thoroughly.
Finally, add this egg mixture to the remaining milk/cream mixture to the pan.
Cool completely in refrigerator, before pouring into your favorite ice cream maker.