Lavender Ice Cream

Cathy here is on to something…..

Words and Herbs

Lavender’s Blue

Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green

When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen.

Let the birds sing, dilly dilly, let the lambs play;

We shall be safe, dilly dilly, out of harm’s way.

(Part of the English folk song, from Wikipedia)

Is lavender really blue? Well, lavender ice cream is definitely not blue, but creamy white!

This is my favourite homemade ice cream, and I usually only make it early in the year when the lavender flowers are just opening… their flavour is best then – not too strong and very delicate.

Lavender Ice Cream

The quantities here are small, since I make it in my ice cream machine. Feel free to double them!

Warm 200 mlmilk in a pan and add 6 fresh lavender heads. Steep on a low heat for about 15 minutes. Mix the beans of half a…

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