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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Scoops of Lavender

Happy Slow Scoopin' Sunday!We have had a fun weekend (I'll post more about that later in the week) It is a good thing I got my ice cream making done earlier!

Our selection this week from 'The Perfect Scoop' is Lavender-Honey Ice Cream. This recipe threw me for a real loop. The Piggly Wiggly definitely doesn't carry lavender flowers. I had some in a pot outside~ but that didn't make it through the July heat. Thank goodness for Janice who rushed to my aide!

The lavender flowers are to flavor the honey... next time I will buy lavender honey instead. That was the only hard and messy part.

Lavender-Honey Ice Cream
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup lavender flowers
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
5 egg yolks
Heat the honey and 2 Tbs lavender, remove from the heat and allow to steep for 1 hour. Warm the milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Take another bowl and set it in an ice bath, fill the bowl with the cream, strain the lavender honey into the cream. When the milk is warm, slowly incorporate the egg yolks. Cook the custard until it is thickened, strain into the cream. Add the 2 remaining Tbs of lavender. This mixture can sit in the fridge overnight to absorb the lavender. Before churning, strain the cream one more time to remove the lavender. Chill according to the directions.

Every week we say 'this is our favorite'. This Lavender-Honey ice cream has the most unusual creamy cinnamony flavor. A real treat!Y'all enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Sandi, love your picture of the finished product.

Anonymous said...

Sandi, love your picture of the finished product.

Anonymous said...

Weird. I swear I wasn't stuttering. I don't know how that posted twice.

kari and kijsa said...

yum, yum, yum!! Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

Lisa Pogue said...

You have such a wonderful blog that I had to give you an award. I always look forward to reading your posts!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Deborah~ I had to leave the stutter... because it made me laugh out loud!
K&K~ Happy Laborless Day to you too.
Lisa~ Whoo-Hoo! More Blogger Love :-)

Anonymous said...

This was an amazing ice cream - one of our favourites yet. We loved the delicate, yet sophisticated flavour.

Amy J said...

This looks amazing! I've just started using my ice cream maker and have a bunch of (food grade lavender from a trip to France that needs using up. Am glad I found your blog on Chocolate and Marmalde Tea. Huge fan of fried green tomatoes, love your photo! Can't waite to see what other treasures are on your blog!

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