Lavender Ice Cream: it's Complicated
Why I Love This Recipe
This is a great recipe for summer or spring. Your home will smell delightful! In the movie "it's Complicated," Jane (Meryl Streep) is a mother with three grown kids who also owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant. This is one of her recipes.
Ingredients You'll Need
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.