Lavender ice cream in a cone

Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

Lavender is a common edible herb that tastes delicious in baked foods. It also works well as a flavour base and makes superb lavender ice cream.

This herb can easily overpower food. I used one tablespoon and allowed it to infuse overnight, but you may prefer less.

Lavender Ice Cream

Quick tip: add honey or pieces of pear towards the end of churning the ice cream.

If lavender isn’t your style, consider making turmeric ice cream or this delicious 5 spice ice cream.

Lavender Ice Cream Made at Home
Lavender ice cream in a cone

Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

A creamy ice cream infused with dried lavender and vanilla.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: ice cream, lavender
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Freeze time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 1 Tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Whisk eggs and sugar in a medium sized bowl until well combined and pale. Set aside.
  • Heat milk and cream in a large saucepan until simmering then remove from heat.
  • Scoop out a cup of the milk and slowly pour into the yolks, all the while whisking.
  • Pour yolks, vanilla and lavender into the saucepan of milk and resume heating on a medium heat. Heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Don't allow the milk to boil as the egg yolks will scramble.
  • Place mixture in an airtight container and allow to cool completely. Preferable leave to cool overnight so as to infuse more lavender flavour into your ice cream.
  • Strain ice cream base and then churn in your ice cream machine. Scoop ice cream into an airtight container and allow to harden in the freezer for 2-3 hours.

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