Sunday, January 9, 2011

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

I recently watched the movie It's ComplicatedA movie highly recommended by two friends of mine and surprisingly suave to a sad heart. Oh the giggles I had watching that movie. :)

The movie is about a divorced couple reigniting a spark and the consequences of that. I imagine all of us who have had broken relationships have day dreamed about reigniting that spark.

Finding comfort in the ending, relating to the chef character, being inspired by the dishes prepared in the movie, and fortuitously getting an ice cream maker in my recent breakup: I decided to make the Honey Lavender ice cream.
So I searched blogs to find a recipe. I didn't think I would find lavender easily and settled on Honey ice cream.

Who knew eggs were in ice cream? Okay, so you did. But I didn't. I found a honey recipe that didn't have eggs. Obviously eggs are good in ice cream, I love ice cream. But I just couldn't bring myself to use them and decided to go with a Honey Ice Cream recipe on

Milk, honey, and vanilla I had in my pantry. While getting whipping cream I recalled that I did indeed have lavender as well. I purchased at a local summer farmer's market with intentions of making scones and never did. Sweet!
I began my search again for Honey Lavender Ice Cream. Wow the blog posts with cooking inspired from this movie! I'm not alone. All of the recipes I found however still had eggs, so I decided to go with the Honey recipe and add some dried lavender to that.

The result: YUM! Sweet, rich, and breath-taking like a mint. Score! I would however take the suggestion of a recipe on and boil the lavender with the milk, cream, and honey and strain this mixture before putting it in the freezing bowl next time.

Shrug: live and learn. It is still divine and I am proudly eating it.


  1. I received a comment from someone I met recently who informed me that in dairyland, eggs in ice cream is frozen custard. Thanks for sharing that!!

  2. Hi Tammy!
    Well, my ice cream sans eggs and machine turned out pretty delicious. I went with 2/3 cup of honey and 2 Tbs lavender this time and the honey flavor doesn't quite allow the lavender to shine through. Next batch I will reduce honey to 1/2 cup and see how that works. And as we discussed earlier, I did steep and strain version as well.
    So glad to have happened upon your blog via the Face Book posts.
    Take care,
    Teresa Benson

  3. Thanks for the update Teresa! I'm excited to hear how you keep tweaking this recipe and I'll keep you posted on my trials. :)