Tuesday, 28 July 2009

TWD :Va-Lavender Ice Cream

Lavender Honey Ice cream (spicing up the Vanilla!)

This weeks recipe is a great one- so great in fact I had already made the plain jane vanilla and let me tell you it is good! So to make things more interesting I decided to harvest some of the lavender buds from the plants outside and also follow dori's suggestions for a Honey variant (though I did choose a less strong flavored honey this time).

Basically I only changed the recipe by letting the hot cream and milk steep in about 1/3-2/3 cups of lavender buds for approximately 3o minutes before moving on to straining and making the custard.

The taste of the ice cream is fantastic- rich and cream from the custard base- but then amazing floral/lavender taste with just a tiny bouquet of honey. Its good..folks- very sophisticated!

Next time I will have to make mint chip after reading all the glowing reviews!
Thanks to Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu who chose Vanilla Ice Cream as this weeks recipe!


Clivia said...

This is a new flavour to me. Lavender does sound very sophisticated. I'd love to try some. Well done!

chocolatechic said...

Looks great.

Anonymous said...

Ooh...sounds wonderful. I'll have to try it.

Pamela said...

Nice!! Great ice cream variation.

Tammy said...

I've always wanted to make lavender ice cream. it sounds wonderful