Recipe courtesy of Lazy Susan Ranch
Episode: Tasting Napa
Total:
26 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

In a small, heavy saucepan, combine cream, milk, sugar, and lavender. Place over medium-high heat and, with a wooden spoon, bruise and crush the herbs against the bottom and sides of pan while bringing mixture just to a boil. Remove from heat. Set aside for 15 minutes to allow the lavender flavor to infuse the cream mixture. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing on solids. Discard the lavender flowers.

Whisk the eggs in a small bowl. Gradually whisk a ladleful of the cream mixture into the eggs, then pour the eggs back into the cream mixture, whisking.

Cook over medium heat, stirring gently, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Do not boil. Transfer this mixture to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until cold.

Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Peppermint Ice Cream: Substitute 1/2 cup firmly packed clean, fresh peppermint leaves (1/4 cup dried) for the lavender. Proceed as above.

Optional: The leaves won't give up much of their green color, so you can add 1 or 2 drops of red or green food coloring. Also, you can add a handful of crushed peppermint candies just 1 second, not 2, before turning off the ice cream maker.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Pushable Rose Pops 00:48

Cool off this summer with these raspberry gelatin and rose cake pops.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Strawberry Buckle with Vanilla Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Banana "Ice Cream" Fakeout

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Kona Mango Cream Pie

Recipe courtesy of Sam Choy

Vichyssoise with Sour Cream and Chives

Recipe courtesy of Robin Miller

Lavender Ice Cream Pie

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Peppermint Ice Cream Loaf

Peppermint Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Recipe courtesy of Anne Thornton

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Recipe courtesy of Anne Thornton

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.