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Lavender Ice Cream: it's Complicated

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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.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I have NOT tried this yet>>> BUT I DID see the movie and i listened very carefully and the first dialogue about this was referred to as lavender ice cream BUT the second time in the script (1 minute later) it was lavender HONEY ice cream- sorry bout that! Do you have a recipe for lavender honey ice cream??? thanks!

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