Lavender Blueberry Honey Ice Cream

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Paired with a Summer Ale

Lavender Blueberry Honey Ice Cream, made with lavender essential oil, is a delicious and refreshing way to celebrate summer! A traditional ice cream base is made from heavy cream, whole milk, egg yolks and sugar. The addition of honey mixes things a bit, and flavorings such as vanilla, lavender, and blueberry makes this ice cream just heavenly!

Lavender Blueberry Honey Ice Cream, made with lavender essential oil, is a delicious and refreshing way to celebrate summer! | www.cookingandbeer.com

Woohoo! Happy Friday, friends! I think lavender blueberry honey ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate don’t you? I have to tell you…I’ve had this recipe planned for some time. Normally, the weather here in Colorado is beautiful. We rarely see rain. Well don’t you know we received some rain this past week, and and the rain lasted about 4 days straight. Ugh. It wasn’t a warm rain either. It was a cold, disgusting, I didn’t know I had moved back to the east coast kind of rain. You know, that misty crap. In all honesty, I’d rather have a downpour. At least that would make things a little exciting.

Can you tell I hate rain?

Do you understand why I live in a place where the climate is fairly dry?

So the point of this whole tirade is that I decided to make ice cream on one of these cold and rainy days. Mind you, I could eat ice cream in the dead of winter where it’s -20 degrees F with 3 feet of snow on the ground, but I was so hoping that I was able to enjoy this beautiful ice cream on a warm and sunny day.

Oh well. We can’t all win at life.

This lavender blueberry honey ice cream is so good you guys. I used a traditional vanilla ice cream base because I wanted a subtle vanilla flavor to be there. Lavender is extremely overpowering sometimes, so you need to balance that out a bit. When it comes to using the lavender essential oil, PLEASE be conservative. This oil is assertive. You will only need a few drops. Play around with it and work your way up to your desired lavender taste.

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe for lavender blueberry honey ice cream. I know that I did! Have a wonderful weekend, and I’l talk to you guys on Sunday! xo

Lavender Blueberry Honey Ice Cream, made with lavender essential oil, is a delicious and refreshing way to celebrate summer! | www.cookingandbeer.com

Check out the rest of the recipes including lavender essential oil!

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Lavender White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies // Skinny Lemon Blueberry Donuts with Lavender Glaze

Honey Lavender Scones // Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Blueberry Lavender Lemonade // Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Lavender Blueberry Honey Ice Cream // Lavender Candy Coated Strawberries

 


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Lavender Blueberry Honey Ice Cream
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
8 hr, 20 min
Yield
1 1/2 quarts

An ice cream maker is required for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3-4 drops lavender essential oil (more or less to taste)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Instructions

  • To a large saucepan, add the heavy cream and whole milk. Heat over medium, and bring the mixture just to a simmer, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs yolks until light in color. Add the sugar and honey and whisk until smooth. Temper the cream mixture into the egg mixture, by adding a little at a time while constantly whisking. Once about half of the cream mixture has been added to the egg mixture, pour the egg mixture into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Return the pan to the stove, and place over low heat. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the mixture has thickened to the point where it coats the back of a spoon (a temperature of 170 degrees F - use a thermometer to make your life easier). Transfer the mixture to a large bowl or container and bring to room temperature, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract and lavender essential oil. Cover and place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours.
  • Once your ice cream base has chilled, pour it into the bowl of an ice cream maker. Process per manufacturer's instructions to desired consistency, about 25-30 minutes. Fold in frozen blueberries and transfer to an airtight container.
  • Serve immediately for soft serve, or cover and freeze until you are ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!
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Lavender Blueberry Honey Ice Cream, made with lavender essential oil, is a delicious and refreshing way to celebrate summer! | www.cookingandbeer.com

Due to lack of purity, 98% of essential oils should NOT be ingested. An edible essential oil will be labeled ‚Äútherapeutic-grade.” Do NOT use just any brand of essential oil for cooking/flavoring foods. Be sure to use pure oils from reliable sources, not oils with synthetic scents or flavorings.

 

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  • grandbabycakes

    I will seriously be craving this all summer now.

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Jocelyn! :)

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    This ice cream is gorgeous with all of those beautiful blueberries! It’s been SO hot here in CA, so ice cream is warranted! Pinned.

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      That’s what I’ve been hearing! I do not envy your heat (or lack of water). Thanks for pinning, Marcie!

  • http://www.mykitchencraze.com/ Cyndi – My Kitchen Craze

    Wow this ice cream sounds amazing!! It would be great to have today. It’s 104 the last time I checked. Welcome summer heat! My bro lives in Colorado and I am jealous of your weather. I would love to have snow and rain. Wanna swap? :-)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Haha. No, I would not like to swap. We do get a lot of sunshine, but we get a lot of snow too. ;)

  • Kelley @ chefsavvy.com

    This ice cream is so beautiful!! I love the combination of lavendar and blueberry. So creative!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Kelley!

      • Arlene

        How would it come out if don’t have an ice cream maker & just freeze?

        • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

          Hi Arlene! You could always make a no-churn ice cream base like this one here … http://lovegrowswild.com/2014/08/churn-vanilla-ice-cream/ … Stir in the lavender essential oil with the rest of the ingredients and then fold the blueberries in just before you freeze. I hope this helps!

  • http://chattavore.com/ Mary @chattavore

    Oooooohhhhhh….lavender is one of my very favorite flavors. I love to infuse things with it. My husband = not as big of a fan, but I make him eat it anyway. I’ll so have to try this ice cream. You’ll have to check out the recipe on my blog for lavender blackberry clafoutis!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      I WILL definitely be checking out your recipe, Mary! Thanks!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I am kind of going crazy for homemade ice cream this summer — This looks phenomenal! I am totally with you on the rain, unless I get to curl up inside in my pj’s and watch movies and eat a bowl of this ice cream or something… :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Boo to the rain!

  • Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    That sounds amazing! Love the blueberries in there, so much colour! I need to get an ice cream maker – so many recipes that look fantastic, including this one!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Yes you do! Thanks, Stacey!

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com/ Kelly @ Life made Sweeter

    This is the best ice cream ever! Homemade ice cream is my weakness and I’m loving the blueberry and lavender combo!! So fragrant and delicious! A big giant bowl of this would make any rainy day better :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Aw, thank you Kelly! xo

  • Ariel Pingault

    This looks absolutely amazing! An ice cream maker is on my wish list for this year, until then, I’ve been making it by hand, and been pretty happy with the results! :) I’m a fan of anything lavender too, and I have a jar of lavender oil that I’ve made that I can definitely use for this! So excited to try your recipe! Thanks so much!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much, Ariel! I really hope you enjoy the recipe!