Lavender is a common edible herb that works well in baked foods. It also works very well as a flavour base and makes superb lavender ice cream.
Health benefits of lavender
You’ll be pleased to know that lavender has some great health benefits. I won’t go as far to say this ice cream is a healthy snack, but this dairy dessert does contain Vitamin A, calcium and iron. That’s better than many other sweet treats on the market.
You’ll need to keep in mind that this herb can easily become quite overpowering as a flavour. I used 1 tablespoon and allowed it to infuse overnight; others may prefer less, others more so feel free to experiment with this one.
How to improve lavender ice cream
Lavender ice cream is great, but a suggestion would be to add honey towards the end of the cooking time. Honey pairs brilliantly with lavender. Another option would be to add pear pieces at the end of the churning.