French food Friday...Honey Lavender Icecream


I first tried this in Provence and loved the combination of the lavender and the honey.

For those of you that have seen the movie it's complicated you will recall that Merryl Streep made it for Steve Martin and it really looked great.


By using honey as opposed to sugar you end up with icecream that is deliciously creamy and the smoothest ice cream you've ever tasted.


Be warned, though - there is a caveat...this ice cream will not freeze as well as homemade ice cream usually does. For those of you who like your ice cream hard freeze the ice cream overnight to make it scoopable, instead of the standard two to three hours after churning



Ingredients:


1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup dried lavender
4 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream

Method:

1. Bring the milk, cream, honey, and lavender to a gentle boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

2. Remove from the heat and let steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain and let cool a bit.

3.In a separate medium bowl, beat the egg yolks, then gradually add some of the warm milk mixture, whisking as you pour.

4. Pour the warmed eggs back into the saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

5. Strain again into a bowl.Set the bowl over a large bowl of ice water. Stir the custard until cool, then cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled (3 hours or overnight).

6. Freeze in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.




Bon appetit....Leeann x

Comments

  1. Leeann-
    This looks and sounds amazing!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  2. oooh this sounds sooo yummy!!! :) will have to try it sometime!!!

    happy friday to ya!!! :)


    hugs,
    jessie

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  3. Sounds great...Lavender is such a wonderful herb....I love it being used in different ways..

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  4. The name alone conjures images of delight
    Helen

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  5. I remember having amazing lavender ice cream in a restaurant a couple of years ago. At the time I wondered how I could recreate it. Now I know! - thanks for your recipe!
    PS I have only just stumbled across your blog - as a true francophile who once lived in France, I love it!

    www.missbbobochic.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh it looks and sounds so delicious. I just purchased a lavender cookbook this summer as I have started growing some lavender, but now I realize I need to get the right kind to use in cooking. xo ~Lili

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  7. That looks and sounds delicious!! Happy Weekend!

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  8. Oooo, honey and lavender, wow!

    Saving the recipe and will give this a go, lovely, thank you :)

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  9. I keep meaning to make this. Thanks for reminding me!

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  10. I made this today. The only thing I added was a generous teaspoon of vanilla and I let it steep for 30 min. Turned out excellent. I will make this again and again! Thanks :-)

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  11. How much lavender extract do I use to substitute for dried lavender?

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  12. I haven't met another Leeann who spells her name like you do and I do. So fun! I am going to try your recipe. I had lavender honey ice cream in Portland last month, and it was amazing.
    Leeann

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  13. Oh my goodness, that picture has me wanting to make ice cream. It looks so delicious!

    ~ Elena

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  14. قدم لكم شركه تنظيف بعجمانخدمة متميزة لتنظيف الستائر في أي مكان داخل شركه تنظيف بعجمانالعين بكل سهوله وبأسرع وقت شركه تنظيف بالعينممكن وذلك من خلال الاعتماد على الأجهزة الحديثة التي تعمل بتقنية البخار , وتعمل شركة تنظيف ستائر بالبخار العين بتقديم العديد من المزايا المختلفة للشركه تنظيف بدبيعميل والتي تتمثل في :
    · تنظيفشركه تنظيف بدبي الستائر بالبخار وهي طريقة فعالةشركه تنظيف بالشارقه تجعل من السهل إجراء شركه تنظيف بالعينعملية التنظيف دون الحاجة إلى فك الستائر .
    · إمكانية التعامل معشركه تنظف بالشارقه نوعية القماش المصنوع منها الستائر وتقديم لها الطريقة الصحيحة للتنظيف .
    · في حالة إيجاد بقع شركه تنظيف بعجمانصعبة في الستائر يتم استخدام مواد منظفة فعالة في التخلص من تلك البق

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  15. شركة عزل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
    نعلم جيداً أن خزانات المياه في المدينة المنورة من الأشياء الضروري استخدامها ولكنها تتعرض دائماً لكثير من الأمور التي تؤدي إلى تلفها تماماً، مما يجعل الجميع يستعين بواحدة من اهم وأكبر الشركات التي تعمل على عزل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة، فهي شركة عزل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة والتي تحتفظ على خزانات المياه وتطيل من عمر الخزانات، كما أننا في شركة عزل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة التي تقوم بتنفيذ أفضل أعمال العزل عن طريق عمال ومهندسين محترفين لديهم خبرة كبيرة في أعمال العزل المختلفة.

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