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.
  1. Combine milk, cream and lavender flowers in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Gently warm mixture on medium heat, until foamy.
  3. In separate bowl, mix eggs until well blended and thick.
  4. Add sugar to eggs, stirring well.
  5. Strain milk/cream, to remove lavender blossoms, if desired.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of warm milk/cream mixture to eggs, blend thoroughly.
  7. Finally, add this egg mixture to the remaining milk/cream mixture to the pan.
  8. Cool completely in refrigerator, before pouring into your favorite ice cream maker.
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.