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Lavender Ice Cream

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Introduction

A good use for home grown lavender.

A good use for home grown lavender.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups
  • 12 sprigs lavender
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 300 millilitres single cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 300 millilitres double cream
  • 12 sprigs lavender
  • 3½ ounces superfine sugar
  • 11 fluid ounce heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 11 fluid ounce heavy cream

Method

Lavender Ice Cream is a community recipe submitted by fishy and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Separate lavender flowers and buzz them with the sugar until fine. Put into a saucepan with the single cream and stir over a low heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring almost to a simmer; draw off the heat. Infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Put the egg yolks in a bowl and stir to break up.
  • Pour the infused cream into the yolks, whisking to make a custard. Return custard to rinsed out saucepan; stir over moderate heat until custard thickened. Do not boil.
  • Pour the custard into a bowl at once. Cool, then chill for several hours.
  • Whip the double cream to soft peaks then fold in the lavender custard. Turn into a freezer container and freeze until firm.
  • As sides harden, turn them to the centre and stir – takes 4-5 hours. Or freeze in an ice cream machine.
  • Separate lavender flowers and buzz them with the sugar until fine. Put into a saucepan with the heavy cream and stir over a low heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring almost to a simmer; draw off the heat. Infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Put the egg yolks in a bowl and stir to break up.
  • Pour the infused cream into the yolks, whisking to make a custard. Return custard to rinsed out saucepan; stir over moderate heat until custard thickened. Do not boil.
  • Pour the custard into a bowl at once. Cool, then chill for several hours.
  • Whip the heavy cream to soft peaks then fold in the lavender custard. Turn into a freezer container and freeze until firm.
  • As sides harden, turn them to the centre and stir – takes 4-5 hours. Or freeze in an ice cream machine.
  • Additional Information

    Delicious served with nectarines poached in wine or baked peaches.

    Delicious served with nectarines poached in wine or baked peaches.

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